• 13-JUN-2017

Dunlop’s LMP2 tyre ‘Road To Le Mans’ 2017

LMP2 Tyre Timeline

Le Mans sees a record number of LMP2 cars racing on Dunlop tyres – 22 of the 25 entrants have selected Dunlop tyres to grip them to the epic La Sarthe track. The year will be notable because all of the cars are racing on the track for the first time – courtesy of new regulations for 2017. Typically Dunlop gathers data over the seasons from car and tyre combinations and the tyre designs evolve; Jota Sport’s Mighty 38 Gibson began the 2016 Le Mans race with 80,000 kilometres of set-up data while the team has just 7000 kilometres of experience and information for its Jackie Chan Racing Oreca in this year’s event.

Tyres suitable for all four new cars means starting from scratch. Our timeline explains how it happened….

And if you need more - take a look at Vincent van Goor in the video.......

The Le Mans 24 Hours starts at 3pm CEST on Saturday 17th June.

Entry list including Dunlop teams can be found here​​

DUNLOP 2017 TYRES

FIA World Endurance Championship – Le Mans 24 Hours

LMP2 – Set specification (soft, medium, medium-plus, intermediate, wet)

Open tyre competition

22 out of 25 entries have chosen Dunlop

Three dry specifications permitted plus intermediate and wet specifications

Dry weather tyres permitted:

Free practice & Qualifying: 28
Race: 56
Additional at any time: 4

LMGTE– Pro & Am: Set specification (soft, medium, medium-plus, intermediate, wet)

2 out of 13 LM GTE Pro entries have chosen Dunlop

7 out of 16 LM GTE Am entries have chosen Dunlop

Three dry specifications permitted plus intermediate and wet specifications

Dry weather tyres permitted:

Free practice & Qualifying: 32
Race: 60
Additional at any time: 4

General regulations

Wet tyre use only permitted when Race Director declares a wet track – wet tyre use unlimited. 
Penalty for breach of tyre regulation: 3 minute Stop and Go.
Tyres used for pits to start grid not included in allocation.
Tyres considered for allocation of tyres for the race will be counted from the start of the race.