Dunlop are on the hunt for performance car drivers to take part in a nationwide test to discover what difference the choice of tyre makes to their car.
The company will provide tyres and tuition from a top Hi-Q British Touring Car Championship driver to transform the driving experience of six drivers from across the UK.
The test, which will run throughout the summer, will be launched at the Goodwood Festival of Speed where drivers will be able to put themselves forward to take part.
James Bailey, Dunlop’s communications manager said; “We want drivers to understand what difference the tyres make to their car. Dunlop incorporate design elements from race tyre technology in our road tyres to improve the connection and feedback between driver, car and road.
“More drivers have won demanding races such as the Le Mans 24 hours and British Touring Car championship on Dunlop than any other tyre make, and we want to show drivers how this experience translates into ultimate road tyre performance.”
Organisers of the tyre test would like a good cross section of cars and drivers to take part.
Mr Bailey said: “We’d like to go right across the performance car spectrum with this test, whether hot-hatches, sports saloons or right up to something in the supercar league.
“We are offering participants a free set of whichever Dunlop performance tyres are appropriate for
their car, plus track training from one of the Hi-Q BTCC drivers.
“All we need them to do is tell us about the difference the Dunlop tyres and the BTCC driver training
have made to their car and their driving experience.”
Drivers who want to be considered to take part should come along to the Dunlop stage in the stableyard at Goodwood during the Festival of Speed on July 4th, 5th or 6th and tell the Dunlop team about themselves and their car.
Alex Kapadia, Operations Team