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Dunlop teams impress in the heat of the Suzuka 8 Hours

Dunlop teams in both the Formula EWC and Superstock class showed resilience and determination through the heat and humidity of a gruelling edition of the Suzuka 8 Hours on Sunday. For the first time, Suzuka served as a points-paying round of the Dunlop Superstock Trophy, which encouraged European Superstock teams to travel to Japan with the championship battle in mind...

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Dunlop set to support top teams from Europe and Japan at Suzuka 8 Hours

This weekend, Dunlop heads into round three of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season, supporting top teams racing in both the Formula EWC and Dunlop Superstock categories of the championship at Suzuka Circuit in Japan.After a strong start to the 2024 EWC season with the 24 Heures Motos in April and the 8 Hours Spa in June, Dunlop heads to Japan for the only EWC race outside of Europe, where the top endurance teams will go head-to-head for eight hours.This year, Dunlo...

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Goodyear previews 6 Hours of São Paulo with Le Mans Wingfoot Award winner Morris Schuring

This weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship ventures across the Atlantic for the first time this season, with Brazil’s São Paulo making a long-awaited return to the WEC calendar. Morris Schuring, Goodyear Wingfoot Award winner at Le Mans, looks back on a successful 24-hour race last month and previews the weekend ahead.At the top of the Goodyear Wingfoot Award st...

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Goodyear DriverHub application supports fleets via My Business Apps - a new service from Volvo Trucks

My Business Apps is a new subscription-based service from Volvo Trucks available in selected European markets during 2024. It enables customers to download business-related apps from different service providers for usage in the truck’s side display – no extra smartphones or tablets required.  The integration of the Goodyear DriverHub application with Volvo Trucks’ My Business Apps allows drivers and fleet managers to access real-time tire data, a critical component of ve...

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Reshad de Gerus announced as Goodyear Wingfoot Award winner for LMP2 at Le Mans

Goodyear celebrates IDEC Sport’s Reshad de Gerus as the winner of the Goodyear Wingfoot Award for the LMP2 class at last month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The European Le Mans Series driver recorded the fastest triple stint average during the 24-hour race last month, earning him the Goodyear trophy.The award is calculated by taking the average lap time across a set number o...

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 awarded test win by ADAC

The Goodyear all-season tire becomes first to be rated ‘Good’ by ADAC1Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 has become the first all-season tire to ever receive a ‘Good’ rating in an ADAC tire test, having won the German organisation’s 16-inch all-season tire test published this week. 

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Goodyear engages with fans from across the world with 24 Hours of Le Mans activation

Goodyear engaged with fans from across the world at the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this month through its visibility throughout the circuit and brand-new booth at the heart of the fan village.In a prime location amongst some of the race’s most prestigious brands, the Goodyear booth offered insight into the products, racing DNA and passion of the Goodyear brand. At the c...

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Goodyear announces SKU expansion for UltraGrip Performance 3 throughout 2024

Goodyear has announced that it will continue the expansion of its premium winter tire, UltraGrip Performance 3. The award-winning tire has proven its excellent performance across Europe with cutting-edge technology. Throughout 2024, more than 40 new SKUs will enter the market, with many already available to customers. The significant increase will boost Goodyear’s a...

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Goodyear introduces a subscription-based, tires-as-a-service offering designed to reduce total cost of ownership for fleets

Goodyear’s new offering has enabled major fleets in the U.S. and Europe to lower costs and reduce vehicle breakdowns. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced the launch of a worry-free, tires-as-a-service offering that combines the company’s premium tires, proven predictive insights and industry-leading service footprint in one, subscription-based solution. Building on the company’s Total Mobility program, Goodyear will manage end-to-end tire service on behalf of...

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Goodyear proves long-distance tire performance in first LMGT3-era 24 Hours of Le Mans

In its largest 24 Hours of Le Mans operation in history, Goodyear delivered relentless performance throughout the 2024 edition of the world’s most iconic endurance race. Mixed conditions throughout the race demonstrated the long-distance performance of both the slick and wet Goodyear tires, providing a fascinating strategy battle in both the LMP2 and new LMGT3 classes.Wh...

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Goodyear receives FIA’s highest level environmental accreditation

Goodyear Racing EMEA has been recognised with the highest possible score in the FIA’s Environmental Accreditation programme, underlining the tire manufacturer’s commitment to sustainability in both its car and truck racing activities.Recognised for its long-term sustainability plans and clear strategies towards mitigating the impact of global motorsport operations, Goo...

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Goodyear at Le Mans: The logistics behind the biggest race in motorsport

This season will be Goodyear’s biggest Le Mans since it returned to Le Mans in 2020. Goodyear will support a packed grid of 23 LMGT3 cars that will grace the circuit for the first time, alongside 16 LMP2 cars, which currently race around the world in the likes of the European Le Mans Series and Asian Le Mans Series. It means a total of 39 cars will be fitted with Go...

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Goodyear Wingfoot Award winner Richard Lietz previews the 24 Hours of Le Mans

The 92nd running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a very special occasion in Goodyear’s endurance racing history. For the first time since it returned to the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2019, it will support two classes and 39 cars, all competing for glory at Le Mans.Out of a busy motorsport calendar that stretches around the world, Le Mans is the most historic e...

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Dunlop teams prove tire performance at 8 Hours of Spa Motos

The performance and consistency of Dunlop’s tires helped to create exciting racing action at the new-format 8 Hours of Spa Motos, the second round of the 2024 Endurance World Championship (EWC), on Saturday.Leading Dunlop teams in the open competition Formula EWC category and all teams in the Dunlop-supported Superstock class chose from a range of compounds from Dunlop’s KR109 front and KR108 rear ranges.In the highly competitive Superstock category, for which Dunlop is the ...

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Dunlop Geomax Challenge returns to FIM International Six Days of Enduro

Dunlop has been announced as an official sponsor to the 2024 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE), marking the return of the Dunlop Geomax Challenge which supports club and amateur riders in this storied event. ISDE returns to Europe this October with a challenging route through the middle-height mountain landscapes of Galicia. It is the first time that the eve...

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Dunlop aims for continued EWC success at 8 Hours of Spa Motos

This weekend, Dunlop heads into round two of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season, supporting top teams racing at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. Riders face a fresh challenge this year as the race duration has been shortened from the traditional 24 hours to just 8 hours.Dunlop will bring a total of 2000 tires to Spa, supplying 4 teams racing in the top Formula EWC class and all ...

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Goodyear Blimp: An icon in the sky over Le Mans

For decades, the Goodyear Blimp was a regular sight at major racing, sports and cultural events across Europe and since its much-anticipated return at Le Mans in 2020, Goodyear’s icon in the sky has reemerged as a familiar sight above Circuit de la Sarthe.For a fifth consecutive year, the Goodyear Blimp will once again fly above Le Mans during the race week and race itse...

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Goodyear deep dive: 2023 Wingfoot Award winner Filipe Albuquerque on what it takes to win at Le Mans

The recipient of the inaugural Goodyear Wingfoot Award says the trophy recognises what it takes to be a competitive endurance racing driverThe art of what makes a great endurance racer is often something the headlines ignore. While being quick over one lap remains an essential tool in a driver’s repertoire, only the consistency of a team of drivers, engineers and ...

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Goodyear launches fourth edition of Sustainable Reality Survey, continuing to explore sustainability in transportation industry

The Sustainable Reality Survey aims to uncover insights, progress, and challenges in integrating sustainable practices into the operations of transport fleets in Europe. Organized by Goodyear, the survey is available at www.sustainablerealitysurvey.eu and is open until July 21, 2024. As with previous years, a tree will be planted for every completed survey. The 2024 survey will include similar set of question...

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Goodyear strategically positions Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 with 29 new SKUs

The range caters to rim sizes of up to 22-inchGoodyear’s premium all-season product Vector 4Seasons Gen-3 is now available to a broader range of vehicles as the brand continues to invest in the growing market segment.Given the forecasted increase in demand for all-season tires in Europe, Goodyear is strategically placed to strengthen its position with Vector 4Seasons Gen-3. The line extension will introduce 29 new SKUs, 17 of which are 19-inch and above to cater to the ...

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Goodyear and Enovos inaugurate a new 4.4 MWp solar panel installation in Colmar-Berg

Aligned with its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is continuing its collaboration with energy supplier Enovos to build a large-scale solar panel installation on its Colmar-Berg proving ground. The facility, which was completed in December 2023, was inaugurated today at the Goodyear proving ground, in the presence of Lex Delles, Minister of the Economy, SME, Energy and Tourism.With a total surface area of 37,700 m2 , this solar project...

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Goodyear continues title sponsorship of Goodyear FIA ETRC with brand new tire specification

Goodyear is set to continue its title partnership and exclusive tire supply to the Goodyear FIA European Truck Racing Championship in 2024. The opening round will take place at Misano on 25/26th May, where Goodyear will debut its next iteration of truck racing tires.Launched in 1985, 2024 marks 40 years of this prime competition. Today, the championship features vehicles from leading manufacturers and this will be the ninth season where Goodyear is the official partn...

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Avon expands winter range with additional SKUs for WX7

Avon has expanded its WX7 winter tire range, increasing access to a broad spectrum of cars with 12 additional SKUs between 17 and 19 inches, bringing the total size of the range to 29. WX7 boasts great performance on snow, ice, slush and in wet conditions, as well as excellent handling thanks to a range of technologies that optimise it for winter performance.  

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Dunlop riders tame the conditions to finish one-two in MXGP of Portugal

Dunlop riders Pauls Jonass and Romain Febvre fought through treacherous conditions over the weekend to secure a one-two finish in the MXGP of Portugal. A rain-affected race day left the riders with some of the trickiest possible conditions after a heavy downpour before Race 1 set the scene for the day’s action. 

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How Goodyear Racing continues to push forward sustainability in WEC

The first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship in Qatar marked LMGT3’s arrival to the championship, with Goodyear as the exclusive tire supplier. Through its new specification of LMGT3 tire and improvements to the logistical component of supporting the category, Goodyear has supported WEC and the FIA’s sustainability objectives to make the sport cleaner and more environmentally responsible. 

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Goodyear previews 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps with Wingfoot Award winner Sébastien Baud

The third round of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship takes the series to Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian Ardennes circuit is a favourite among fans and drivers alike. Goodyear Wingfoot Award winner from the previous round at Imola, TF Sport driver Sébastien Baud, helps preview the action this weekend.Spa is a seven kilometre, 20-turn circuit with a history going ba...

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Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology and Goodyear launch second phase of strategic partnership

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company have announced the commencement of a second phase of their strategic collaboration, which will not only leverage previous achievements, but will also delve into new technological avenues. Building on past successesSince 2017, LIST and Goodyear have worked together to achieve pioneering results in materials research, structure-property relationship understanding,...

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Goodyear to support transport companies with the mandatory TPMS use legislation

New legislation applicable to Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) will come into effect across Europe from 7th July. The new law outlines the minimum operating standard for TPMS devices, including the data that’s displayed to drivers in real-time.From 7th July, all new commercial vehicles must be equipped with a working TPMS on all tires, including trailers, at the point of registration.[1] The most sign...

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Dunlop RoadSmart IV rated ‘Very Good’ in Motorrad magazine test

Dunlop RoadSmart IV has been recognised by leading German magazine Motorrad as ‘Very Good’ in the publication’s latest motorcycle tire test, earning particular praise for its feedback on country roads.Dunlop’s premium sports touring tire again impressed Motorrad’s testers in this spring’s test (issue 06/2024) for a third consecutive year1. This time,...

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Dunlop teams prove tire performance with 24h Le Mans success

BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team charges to P2 overall and Dunlop Superstock winner, National Motos Honda, finishes a remarkable P5 overall. The fastest laps were set towards the end of stints, demonstrating enduring tyre performance in demanding conditions,The 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season started with the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. It was a ...

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Goodyear empowers fleets with the Drive Results Tour 2024 rolling out across Europe

Goodyear announces the launch of the Drive Results Tour 2024. Through showcasing its flagship mobile showroom truck and deploying a special fleet of Drive Results Vans, the tour will offer a unique experience for transport fleets to benefit from Goodyear end-to-end offering.During the tour, Goodyear experts will provide tangible examples of how Goodyear Total Mobility suite of products, solutions, and services can maximize efficiency, competitiveness...

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Dunlop set to support top teams at Le Mans ahead of 2024 EWC season

This weekend marks the start of the 2024 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season, with Dunlop once again the tire supplier to the majority of teams competing at the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans; the first of the four-round championship.Dunlop will bring a total of 3400 tires to Le Mans, supplying no fewer than 35 teams racing at the 24 Heures Motos this weekend. Top Fo...

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Goodyear WEC preview: Davide Rigon looks ahead to 6 Hours of Imola

The FIA World Endurance Championship will race at Imola for the first time this weekend. The historic venue replaces Monza as the Italian round of the championship which has held a spot on the calendar since 2021. Imola is a circuit rich with rich motorsport heritage. First holding motorsport events in 1953, it has become one of the world’s most recognisable circuit...

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Dunlop Trailmax Raid celebrates one year of allowing adventure riders to explore without limits

Dunlop is celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of Trailmax Raid. Developed as Dunlop’s first 50/50 on/off-road offering, Trailmax Raid combines expertise and technology from the brand’s extensive adventure riding and touring range with that from its off-road sector.Launched to the media amidst the scenic beauty of the Italian Tuscan hills 12 months ago, the ...

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Dunlop unveils its next-generation all-season tire

Dunlop has launched its next generation of all-season tires. The Dunlop All Season 2 has been developed to compete in the value segment of the all-season market, projected to grow by an estimated 2 to 3% each year between 2023 and 20281.The new All Season 2 is designed to fit a range of modern vehicles, such as popular city cars and SUVs. It answers the needs of drivers who look for state-of-the-art products from a manufacturer adept at developing tires that offer outstandin...

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Prototypes vs GTs: Goodyear Racing previews the two ELMS categories

When the 4 Hours of Barcelona gets underway on 14th April, Goodyear will be well on its way to its biggest season since it returned to endurance racing in 2020. In 2024, it continues as the exclusive supplier of LMP2 in the European Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In addition, the new LMGT3 category, which has already thrilled in the FIA World Endurance Championship, begins in ELMS.

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Top riders “very satisfied” with Dunlop tires ahead of CIV season

Leading riders have praised the range of Dunlop tires on offer ahead of the new Dunlop CIV (Campionato Italiano Velocità) season, which gets underway this weekend at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.This season, Dunlop strengthens its partnership with the Italian championship. Having previously supplied tires to the Superbike, Moto3 and Pre-Moto3 classes, Dunlop is n...

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Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport R and RS chosen for Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Goodyear is proud to announce its continued association with Porsche to homologate the Eagle F1 SuperSport R and SuperSport RS, the two most performance-orientated tires in Goodyear’s UUHP portfolio. The designs of both tire specifications extract the most out of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS supercar.Pushing the limits of performance from a fully road-legal tire, Goodyear has developed a two-tire range for the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The unique high-friction compound of the SuperSport RS p...

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Goodyear announces official opening of new simulation center in Luxembourg to enhance tire development process

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today officially opened its Simulation Center in Luxembourg to welcome a new era for tire design and development.Outfitted with a DiM250 DYNAMIC Driving Simulator developed by VI-grade, the Center is designed to enhance Goodyear’s collaboration with OEMs and support elite tire performance through personalised product development.Utilizing virtual tire development process, Goodyear’s team can use the Simulatio...

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Why opt for premium tires this summer?

As winter tire regulations come to an end in March across many European countries, drivers must think of choosing the right tires for safe, comfortable, and economical summer driving.  With a large variety of tire choices available on the market, it's crucial for drivers to recognize the significant performance disparities among them. The choice of tires can dramatically affect ...

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Goodyear achieves DAF’s highest supplier rating for third consecutive year

Goodyear is pleased to announce it has been awarded the prestigious ‘Master’ rating by DAF for the third consecutive year. The DAF Supplier Performance Management program (SPM) evaluates suppliers based on performance in key areas including product development, operations support, and alignment with DAF’s business objectives.

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Goodyear tires chosen by Citroën as original equipment for the ë-C3

Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance 2 has been chosen by Citroën to equip its new all-electric ë-C3. The approved fitment embodies Goodyear’s commitment to performance, efficiency, and the future of electric mobility.The new Citroën ë-C3 is the first all European designed and built affordable small car without any compromise on quality, experience and comfort.

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Dunlop begins MXGP season with MX2 win in Argentina

Dunlop riders completed the FIM Motocross World Championship season opener in Argentina with the MX2 win and a full Dunlop podium in the second race, including a return to the top step of the podium for Kay de Wolf and a first podium for Triumph Racing. This success demonstrates how the combination of Dunlop Geomax MX34 and MX14 provided the grip and stability needed to push to the li...

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Dębica Presto: The all-new budget summer tire designed for versatile vehicle usage

Dębica is pleased to announce the launch of the Dębica Presto, the latest high-performance summer tire with a robust construction suitable for modern SUVs, excellent wet grip and efficiency. The first new SKUs have been available since January, and a total of 22 new sizes will be on the market by August 2024.  &...

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Goodyear tires chosen for the new Volkswagen Passat Variant

A range of Goodyear tires have been selected as original equipment (OE) fitments by Volkswagen for the all-new Passat Variant. Goodyear summer, winter and all-season tires will be available in all applicable tire sizes on the new model.The new Passat will be launched as a versatile estate car, known as the Variant in most markets, in the first quarter of 2024. With more th...

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Goodyear Qatar 1812 km preview: WEC welcomes LMGT3

A new dawn for GT racing begins next weekend as the first round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) gets underway at the Lusail International Circuit, Qatar. LMGT3 will make its debut appearance with an 18-car grid.Goodyear is the exclusive tire supplier to LMGT3, which replaces LMGTE in WEC, the pinnacle of endurance racing. The category is based on the existing...

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Goodyear embarks on new era at the pinnacle of GT racing

2024 will be Goodyear’s biggest year in endurance racing since it returned in 2020. With the introduction of LMGT3 in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Goodyear Racing has spent months developing an advanced specification of tire for the exciting new category. Nine of the most recognisable brands in GT racing will battle around the world o...

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Dunlop SportSmart TT impresses at Suzuki GSX-8R launch

Dunlop SportSmart TT was the chosen tire of Suzuki to equip the launch of its new GSX-8R in January, helping to extract maximum performance out of the new model. The launch took place at the same Monteblanco Circuit that Dunlop used to launch SportSmart TT six years ago.The Suzuki GSX-8R, announced at EICMA in 2023 and commercially launched in January 2024, is based on its...

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One-two finish for Dunlop teams in FIM E-Xplorer World Cup

One-two finish for Dunlop teams in FIM E-Xplorer World CupDunlop equipped teams dominated the opening round of the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup in Osaka, Japan, with Team HRC winning ahead of Robbie Maddison Racing.Dunlop Geomax tires were chosen by six teams, and five out of the six possible p...

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Dunlop sponsors innovative FIM E-Xplorer World Cup opener

Dunlop will be at the forefront of the exciting FIM E-Xplorer World Cup when its 2024 season begins in Osaka, Japan, this weekend, providing tires for the off-road electric racing series.Thanks to its wide experience in off-road racing, Dunlop is well positioned to grip the off-road electric bikes that will compete in this innovative and sustainable championship. Launched ...

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