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dunlop's new wet tyre for sepang

Dunlop is to introduce a brand-new wet tyre at the inaugural 2019-20 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) 8 Hours of Sepang (13-15 December), Roland Wozniak, International Event Manager, Dunlop Motorsport, has confirmed.

“The tyre for manufacturer bikes will be able to provide even more grip and stability in changeable conditions. We are very confident that our new wet tyres will be able to perform in the notoriously variable weather conditions of Sepang,” he said.

“Dunlop’s continuous tyre development has been tremendously beneficial in our pursuit for victories,” says VRD IGOL Pierret Experiences, Team Manager, Yannick Lucot. “Over a season we want a tyre that can perform in a variety of conditions. The extreme heat of Malaysia will provide a fresh test, however I am very confident that the tyres will perform at the highest level.”

After a strong opening round to season five of the Dunlop Independent Trophy (DIT) in which Wójcik Racing Team dominated the trophy and finished second overall behind fellow Dunlop team SERT. The Polish team will look to replicate their podium finish and have the opportunity to challenge the manufacturer teams.

The DIT provides support to the privateer teams with financial incentives and Dunlop’s tyre technology. With a total amount of €140,000 in prize money awarded over the 2019-20 season, this financial incentive helps privateer teams compete with manufacturers.


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