Dunlop shod teams completed the equivalent of three 24 Hours of Le Mans race distances over the course of four days testing at Motorland Aragon ahead of the European Le Mans Series and FIA World Endurance Championship season.
A trio of LMP2 teams – Greaves Motorsport, OAK Racing and Jota – all took part in the test. Jota and Greaves will both compete in the ELMS, with the latter also competing against OAK Racing in the WEC. All three will be represented on the grid at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
“We chose Motorland Aragon as we can create a very high speed layout there that replicates the speeds and forces we’ll experience at Le Mans,” explained Dunlop’s Paul Bryant. “The layout we chose to use had a near-2km long straight. We took a wide selection of new compounds and constructions for both front and rear and found a combination that will deliver a significant step forward for Dunlop’s partners this year.”
Between them the three teams completed 15,000km of running. At least 13 of the 22 LMP2 teams on the 24 Hours of Le Mans entry list will be equipped with Dunlop tyres, with four of the reserve entries also set to use Dunlop tyres.
Both the ELMS and WEC seasons begin at Silverstone on April 13-14
Also in testing at the track were Rowe AMG, helping develop a range of GT tyres in preparation for the VLN Championship season.