Motor rally star pays tribute to Dunlop tyres

30th August 2011

A top motor rally star has attributed his recent success to the strength and quality of Dunlop tyres.

Joey Hand and Dirk Muller, drivers at BMW's Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing Team, recently secured a double-podium finish at the latest round of the American Le Mans Series in Wisconsin.

Both drivers relied on Dunlop tyres for the race, with Mr Hand revealing how big a part they played in the team's victory.

"Tyres are the only part of your vehicle that touch the ground, so they're one of the most important components of any race car," he said.

"The guys at Dunlop have been exceptional. They have come here regularly to work with the team and used our feedback to build a tyre more suitable for what we need. Every time they have come up with something better."

The RLL Racing Team are currently leading the manufacturer, driver and team championship standings in the Grand Touring class, with around half of the season remaining.