Four Isle of Man TT wins for Dunlop in 2011

16 June 2011

Dunlop riders took four wins in the 92nd running of the Isle of Man TT race after Honda TT Legends rider John McGuiness won the final TT race of 2011 on the fearsome 37.73 mile (60.72 km) Mountain Course.

Dunlop took wins in the Superbike, Supersport 1, Superstock and Senior TT races in 2011 to bring the tally of wins using Dunlop tyres to 17 over the last four years.

"This was an excellent performance from Dunlop-shod teams and riders," said Dunlop Motorsport Sales Manager Motorcycle Race, Pat Walsh.

"The Dunlop service team worked extremely hard to achieve these results so many thanks to the design team, service engineers and the Birmingham factory for providing us with the product to make this happen. The tyre fitters at the event were a crucial part of our success."

The Supersport and Superstock victories were achieved using Dunlop's D211 GP tyre, with a road legal tread pattern, homologated for race use and built at Dunlop's Motorsport department in Birmingham. The technology developed for this tyre is applied to Dunlop's road legal GP Racer D211 tyres, as available to discerning track day enthusiasts who also want the best performance on the road.

"Dunlop has a long history of success at the Isle of Man TT which stretches back to the very first race win there in 1907," said Dunlop Motorsport Manager Motorcycle EU, Steve Male. "The Mountain Course is a closed public road so this gives us the best test possible of our products, and the lessons learned at the TT are directly applicable to our commercially available products.

"The D211 GP is a tremendous tyre, and this was illustrated once more by our two TT wins this year in the Supersport and Superstock categories. The technology developed for this tyre was initially used on the GP Racer D211 and is now being applied in the new award winning SportSmart which is a testament to the effectiveness of Dunlop's commitment to race to road technology transfer.

"Our MultiTread compound and NTEC technologies give superb dry grip with fast warm-up times and great handling, which are good for the road and also in competition, as highlighted by our further TT wins in 2011."

Results – Dunlop riders in italics

Senior TT Race 10/06/11

1. John McGuiness Honda TT Legends 1h 45m 45.80s @ 128.426mph Dunlop racing slicks
2. Guy Martin Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing 1h 45m 53.00s @ 128.281mph
3. Bruce Anstey Padgett's Motorcycles Honda 1h 46m 01.50s @ 128.109mph Dunlop racing slicks

Supersport Race 1 06/06/11

1. Bruce Anstey Padgett's Motorcycles Honda 54m 40.01s @ 124.232mph Dunlop D211 GP
2. Keith Amor KBMG Racing 54m 48.40s @ 123.916mph Dunlop D211 GP
3. Guy Martin Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing 54m 56.06s @ 123.628mph

Superstock Race 06/06/11

1. Michael Dunlop Street Sweep Kawasaki 1h 11m 13.69s @ 127.129mph Dunlop D211 GP
2. John McGuiness Padgett's Motorcycles Honda 1h 11m 32.32s @ 126.578mph Dunlop D211 GP
3. Guy Martin Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing 1h 11m 36.59s @ 126.452mph

Superbike TT Race 04/06/11

1. John McGuiness Honda TT Legends 1h 46m 13.40s @ 127.870mph Dunlop racing slicks
2. Cameron McDonald Wilson Craig Racing Honda 1h 47m 10.30s @ 126.739mph Dunlop racing slicks
3. Gary Johnson Lincs Lifting Ltd Honda 1h 13m 29.28s @ 123.220mph

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