Dunlop supports progression through motorsport into BTCC
BTCC prize drives on offer for Renault Clio UK Cup and Mini Challenge UK
Dunlop prepares to enter its third decade as official tyre supplier and title sponsor of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after signing an agreement with TOCA until at least the end of 2021. One of the most enduring partnerships in motorsport, Dunlop’s link with the BTCC allows it to continue its support of grass roots racing.
Returning as sole tyre supplier to the Mini Challenge UK this year after signing a multi-year agreement for the one make series, Dunlop has offered a BTCC prize drive to the winner. With an already established partnership with the Renault Clio UK Cup, which sees the champion also receiving a BTCC test drive, Dunlop continues to reward young and talented drivers.
Looking at the current crop of BTCC drivers, and the drivers who have come up through the ranks, it’s plain to see that Dunlop’s proven progression through motorsport works. Drivers all around the world have grown up on Dunlop. Former double champion Colin Turkington and 2013 champion Andrew Jordan both benefitted from Dunlop tyres during their early careers. Colin raced Fiestas and Ginettas on Dunlop rubber, while Andrew competed in Ginetta and Clio Cup.
Across the motorsport spectrum, drivers have experienced the performance of Dunlop tyres, where the undeniable grip and excellent braking and acceleration have been developed from decades of experience on the road and race track.
James Bailey, Director, Motorsport Communications and Public Relations stated: “Dunlop’s incredibly successful relationship with the BTCC allows us to continue to support grassroots racing, and I’m delighted that 2016 marks the return of our support of the Mini Challenge UK and the Renault Clio Cup. Numerous drivers began their career on Dunlop tyres, and have progressed through the ranks into BTCC and beyond. Part of our focus for 2016 is to continue to provide opportunities for drivers to progress through motorsport, supporting drivers and championships on the first rung of the motorsport ladder.”