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Dunlop announces new tyre choices for Croft and Rockingham

Dunlop, the Official Tyre Partner to the MSA British Touring Car Championship, has announced new tyre choices for the Croft and Rockingham races.

At these two circuits, all teams will still have to use the Dunlop Sport Maxx ‘Medium’ tyre in two of the three races, but will have to nominate the ‘Hard’ tyre for one of the races.  For the last two years, the teams have had to nominate the ‘Soft’ for one of the three races at these circuits.

Michael Butler, Dunlop Motorsport UK Events Manager, explained the change: “After extensively testing the latest Sport Maxx Hard version last year, the feedback and data showed that this tyre, which was designed for the extreme demands of Thruxton, could be the optimum choice at other circuits with high-speed corners. Therefore, we have decided to widen its use to other circuits this year.’

The ‘Sport Maxx Soft’ will continue to be the option tyre at Oulton Park, Knockhill, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

“The BTCC season involves a varied mix of circuits, cars and temperatures and our goal is always to pick two tyres from the menu that can perform strongly over a race distance. This change will also provide us with more feedback that will help us decide on tyre selection for 2017 and beyond,” added Butler.

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