Dunlop, one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers, is delighted to be part of the new motorcycle lap record on the Nurburgring Nordschleife.
British born Andy Carlile set a blistering lap time of 7m10s bridge to gantry in public hours, using the road legal Dunlop’s GP Racer D211’s surpassing the previous motorcycle lap record by an incredible 20 seconds.
Andy, a self taught mechanic from Cumbria, set the flying lap amazingly on a 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1, bought crash damaged for around £4000 in 2007. The 33-year old motorcycle racing enthusiast and part time hotel worker has great knowledge of the merciless Nurburgring, having completed a few thousand laps in his spare time.
The GP Racer D211 tyre, derived from the motorsport D211 GP race product, has given Dunlop well over 170 podium finishes, more than 25 rider championships in top-class Superstock/Supersport and hundreds of club level race wins. Its performance embodies Dunlop’s race to road philosophy, bringing race winning technology to road tyres.
Commenting on the GP Racer D211 Carlile added: “The results were
astonishing - NTEC technology is great. The GP Racer is an amazing tyre - very trustworthy and communicative, it provides excellent results fast. I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Dunlop's D211 GP racer; returning to lesser tyres at any time in the future is going to be a disappointing day!”
Carlile went onto say: “To have finally set this lap time it is an absolute delight and I really think it’s possible I could drop into the 6 minute bracket in the future. If anyone had said that before this record they would have been laughed at, but now it is looking very realistically achievable.”
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