Dunlop praised for fast-fitting tyres at Dubai 24-hour race

racing 17th January 2012

The team behind Dunlop Tyres motorsport department has won praise for its fast-fitting service at the Dubai 24 hour race last weekend.

Dunlop sponsored the special 24-hour racing event as well as supplying tyres to drivers taking part in the race.

Taking place over the course of January 12th and 13th, the race proved a busy one for the compound manufacturer, with quickfire tyre replacements required on a regular basis.

In all, Dunlop provided and fitted over 3,500 racing tyres at the event, with tyrepress noting that during peak times a compound was fitted every 15 seconds.

The event provided a welcome platform for the manufacturer to highlight the benefits of its tyres, with Pirelli currently dominating much of the motorsport headlines of late.

Speaking to Tyrepress, Dunlop Motorsport general manager Jean-Felix Bazelin described their efforts at the event as "probably the biggest and fastest weekend tyre fitting operation in the world".

“When supplying high-profile races, we talk a lot about the technology in our tyres," he said.

"However, none of our success would be possible without the professionalism and efficiency of the Dunlop technicians."

Dunlop will now no doubt be awaiting Pirelli's unveiling of the new compounds set to debut in Formula One from this year.

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Posted by Danielle Barge