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Dunlop announces simplified colour coding for Moto2™ in response to fan requests

Tyre selection choices can be confusing to even the most ardent motorsport fan. For the millions attending race circuits around the world, or watching at home on television, this is evident in all forms of the sport, including Formula One.

Tyre supplier Dunlop, the sole provider to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship, work with the riders and teams right up to the very last minute to get the optimum set-up for each round. Sometimes tyre choices aren’t decided until the riders are on the grid.

In response to requests from the fans, Dunlop has simplified its colour coding across Moto2, starting with the opening race in Qatar next month. While engineers from Dunlop take a selection of tyre options for the riders and teams to select from during practice and qualifying, this year only the softest option tyre will be colour coded.

The bright yellow sidewall will denote the softest option tyre available, which means that whether fans are watching from the grandstands, or from the comfort of their own home, it will be immediately obvious which rider has selected that option Moto2 tyre for the race.

All option tyres are carefully selected to cater to the demands of the different track and surfaces, to offer maximum durability across the race distance. But for 2018 it will now be easier to determine which rider has chosen which option.