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Dunlop adds endurance-winning expertise to the GP Racer D212 range

  • Revised Endurance variant complements existing GP Racer D212
  • Increased durability makes it ideal for track days and club racing

  • Inspired by Dunlop’s Bol d’Or and Le Mans 24 hour success

Dunlop has announced new Endurance specifications of the highly-regarded GP Racer D212 track tyre. These new variants are aimed at track day riders who demand high levels of durability as well as consistent high performance. The existing GP Racer D212 was a race-winning tyre from its debut. Available in slick and road legal versions, the latter has been used to win Supersport races at the highest National level, including in the French Superbike Championship. Dunlop has now brought their FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) winning expertise by adding a new GP Racer D212 ‘E’ Endurance specification to the range.

Dunlop Motorcycle Europe Product Manager, Dmitri Talboom, explained why the time was right to introduce a new Endurance option: “The track tyre market has broadened into distinct segments. Many serious track day riders and racers are choosing professional racing tyres such as the Dunlop KR slick range and our Isle of Man TT winning D213 GP Pro for bikes with a full race set-up. Amateur racers and regular track-day riders have been praising the user-friendly nature of the GP Racer D212 which is much less sensitive to set-up. By adding an endurance option to the existing GP Racer D212 range, we offer a tyre for every type of track rider”

Dunlop is the most successful tyre company in the history of the EWC and we’ve learnt a lot about durable and consistent compounds in those long-distance races. We’ve taken those learnings from the Bol d’Or and Le Mans 24h to offer a long-lasting track day and club racing tyre.”

The upgraded Endurance (E) version is available in both 190/55R17 and 200/55R17 rear sizes and either as a road legal treaded version and as a slick.

The revised Multi-Tread compound configuration of the “E”-version offers greater durability but still features the revolutionary NTEC system, which allows pressure tuning for optimum performance for race track use.-ends-

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