• 23-JUL-2018

Dunlop’s 2018 mid-season BTCC review in numbers

  • All tyres across the BTCC Sport Maxx range have won races in 2018
  • A total of 7,788 racing laps have been completed so far
  • Two drivers have completed their allocation of option tyres for a specific race; Austin in race three, Morgan in race one

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship roars back into life at Snetterton this weekend (28 & 29 July) and celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special Diamond Jubilee 60-mile race. After five rounds across 15 races, here’s a look at the 2018 championship tyre statistics:

BTCC Wins by tyre

  • 6 wins on Dunlop Sport Maxx Prime tyre
  • 4 wins apiece on the Option-Hard and Option-Soft tyre
  • 1 win on Sport BluResponse wet tyre

BTCC Podiums by tyre

  • 20 podiums for Prime tyre
  • 12 podiums for Hard tyre
  • 10 podiums for Soft tyre
  • 3 podiums for Wet tyre

BTCC Laps completed by tyre

  • 7,788 laps completed in total
  • 3,040 completed on Prime tyre
  • 1,155 completed on Soft tyre
  • 2,327 completed on Hard tyre
  • 1,266 completed on Wet tyre

BTCC Laps completed by driver

  • Ash Sutton has completed the most laps – 269
  • Jake Hill has completed the most laps on the Prime tyre – 122
  • 14 drivers have completed all available laps on Soft tyre – 42
  • 4 drivers have completed all available laps on Hard tyre – 84
  • 13 drivers have completed all available laps on Wet tyre – 54

BTCC Laps led by driver

  • Ash Sutton has led the most laps – 38
  • Josh Cook has led the most laps on the Prime tyre – 16
  • Tom Ingram has led the most laps on the Soft tyre – 16
  • Ash Sutton has led the most laps on the Hard tyre – 24
  • Jack Goff has led the most laps on the Wet tyre - 28

Dunlop Option tyre use

Teams may only use the Dunlop option tyre in each of the three races three times during the course of the season; this meaning they can only use the option tyre in race three at a maximum of three events, race two at three events etc. After five rounds, here’s a look at who’s used what in which race:

  • Race 1: Ten drivers have yet to select the option tyre in race one; Collard, Thompson, Cole, Neal, Nash, Cammish, Caine, Jackson, Cook & Plato. Ten drivers have selected the option tyre once, six have elected to use it twice, with Adam Morgan the only driver to have completed his allocation
  • Race 2: Three drivers have not yet elected to run the option tyre in race two; Austin, Morgan & Tordoff. 14 drivers have used the option tyre twice in race two, and 12 have chosen it once
  • Race 3: Only Daniel Lloyd has not run the Option tyre in race three, having contested only the last two rounds. Eleven drivers have opted for this tyre in race three on one occasion. 20 drivers have chosen the option tyre twice, with Rob Austin having completed his allocation of three times

Dunlop Forever Forward

Dunlop’s popular overtaking league, rewarding drivers for their fightbacks through the field from grid to finish position is growing in stature. The 15 races have produced stirring performances throughout the field, which have netted some incredible results:

Dunlop Forever Forward by tyre

  • 1,540 positions gained in total
  • 755 positions gained on the prime tyre
  • 292 positions gained on the soft tyre
  • 340 positions gained on the hard tyre
  • 153 positions gained on the wet tyre

ForeverForward by driver

  • Tom Boardman has gained the most places across the 15 races – 78
  • Jake Hill gained the most places on the prime tyre – 56
  • Senna Proctor gained the most on the soft tyre – 26
  • Josh Cook gained the most on the hard tyre – 28
  • Josh Cook gained the most on the wet tyre – 13