Dated: 12 March 2010
New Ducati 848 Tyre Supplier Named as Dunlop
Organisers of the Ducati 848 race series have announced that Dunlop is to be the sole supplier of tyres for the new upcoming season.
The control tyre to be used throughout the racing season will be the Dunlop D211 GP Racer which features NTEC and MultiTread Compounds. This technology is set to enhance the 134hp and 70.8lb-ft of torque that is created by the Ducati 848s.
A spokesperson for Dunlop said: “We are pleased that Ducati chose to partner with us for the provision of tyres to the 848 Challenge. It is a testament to our tyres that manufacturers choose Dunlop for their race series. The tyre selected for the 848 Challenge is designed and produced here in the UK in our Motorsport factory in Birmingham. The technology from this tyre has recently been used in a road legal version of this tyre entitled GP Racer D211 which is perfect for track days.”
Chris Bushell, from Ducati 848 Challenge, said: “We are really excited to have Dunlop with us for the Ducati 848 Challenge this season. Their D211 GP Racer will prove to be the perfect tyre for the Ducati 848s, providing huge levels of grip in racing conditions, and ensuring the best riders win through.”
The Ducati 848 Challenge is set to start on the 24th April at Silverstone.