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Dunlop, the most successful tyre manufacturer in the 92 year history of the 24 Heures du Mans with 34 overall wins, has signed a three year deal to be the exclusive tyre supplier for the LMGTE and GTC categories in the European Le Mans Series.
The company will also continue to supply tyres to the LMP2 category for those teams that choose to use Dunlop.
In recent years, Dunlop have had notable success in ‘open competition’ GT racing as partners to the winners of the 2010 and 2013 Nurburgring 24hours, 2010 and 2011 American Le Mans Series GT2 class and 2012 European Le Mans Series Champions. In 2014, Dunlop continued to enjoy success by partnering the European Le Mans Series Champions, Signatech-Alpine.
This wealth of experience accumulated by winning at the highest levels of Endurance Racing will go into a new range of Dunlop Sport Maxx GT racing tyres that are being developed for the 2015 European Le Mans Series. The objective is to develop a tyre range that offers the parity, consistency and durability needed for a diverse range of LMGTE and GTC class cars.