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Moto2: Dunlop cuts back to five rear compounds

"We have been able to increase the operating windows of our rear compounds to mean that we have allocated five rear compounds for the season, compared with the seven allocated for 2011"
After two seasons of Moto2 World Championship competition, exclusive tyre supplier Dunlop feels ready to reduce the range of rear compounds needed during the 2012 season.

Dunlop will retain two front tyre compounds, but rear compounds will be reduced from last year's seven to five.

Dunlop's Moto2 coordinator Clinton Howe explained: “Our aim is to get more performance from a range of fewer tyre options and everything from our simulations and testing are suggesting that this is achievable.

“For 2012 we have been able to increase the operating windows of our rear compounds to mean that we have allocated five rear compounds for the season, compared with the seven allocated for 2011.

“In our recent pre-season test at Jerez, lap times were very quickly at 2011 race levels, with the fastest lap on the first day just three tenths off last year's pole time.

“Feedback was good and there's a real feeling heading into the championship's third season that we're set for another year of fantastic, close and high-speed competition.

“As always, we monitor every test and race meeting, so we are able to react quickly if we can see any opportunities to continuously develop our range of tyres.”

The 2012 Moto2 season starts at Qatar this weekend.


Tagged as: Jerez , Dunlop , moto2 , Qatar

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dream on - Unregistered

April 06, 2012 1:12 AM

I find it interesting using different brands of tyres for all three Classes I suspect this will make it more difficult for a rider who is good on dunlops to easily assimilate into motogp who use Bridstones with different characteristics Ahla Elias in 2011 who previously has won a motogp yet could not come to terms with riding on Bridgestones I think the sport is lesser for it due to single tyre supplier in the different catagories

shamarone

April 05, 2012 4:07 PM

bully for dunlop. we've got a report from both them and bridgestone. all's we need now is a report from michelin on M3...! :) and one from pirelli on CRT....! :) oh that's right, nobody at dorna (or in control of that brand) has had the foresight to create such "mutually beneficial" arrangements. :rolleyes:



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