Dunlop set to issue mixed tyres in V8 Supercar Championship 2012

26th September 2011

British tyre manufacturer Dunlop could be set to issue a greater mix of soft and hard tyres at next year's V8 Supercar Championship.

Under proposals, competing cars could be fitting soft Dunlop tyres as the norm and only use hard tyres as a sole choice at a handful of races.

"We're going through a process where we are reviewing all the races we've done this year, and the races that we did at the backend of last year," Supercar motorsport manager Adam Perry told Australian website

"We're presenting a paper at Bathurst, and we're hoping to have them finalised for the commission meeting after Bathurst."

Mr Perry added that the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Phillip Island, Bathurst and Homebush races are set to be the only events run on hard tyres as soft tyres would require too many stops.

The V8 Supercar Championship Touring car racing competition is based in Australia and is set to head to Mount Panorama early in October.

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