Dunlop secures five-year Supercars deal

  • Repco Supercars Championship
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  • 09/11/2019
  • By Stefan Bartholomaeus

Supercars teams will have more fresh tyres to work with next season, as part of a new five-year deal with Dunlop.

The Japanese firm has signed on to continue its control supply deal through to the end of 2024, bringing the association through to 23 unbroken seasons.

While teams currently operate with tyres used from previous events for practice, the new deal will provide fresh tyres for all sessions.

Only one used set per car will be brought to each event, to be deployed as warm-up tyres.

Having to use old tyres in practice was a long-held frustration for drivers and teams, making set-up work difficult throughout Fridays.

Chris Radin, Managing Director Goodyear & Dunlop Australia expressed his excitement over the new deal.

“Dunlop is proudly synonymous with industry-leading innovative tyre designs for motorsports and has been integral to Australian high-performance racing since the 1950s,” Radin said.

“This exciting new agreement with Supercars allows us to further increase our commitment to technological excellence, driver development and fan excitement over the next five years.

“We highly value our long-term relationship with Supercars, and we look forward to showcasing Dunlop as the premier sports and performance tyre brand in the Australian market.”

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