Dunlop scored a hat trick at last weekend’s 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour race, with the top three cars in LMP2 running on Dunlop tyres. Jota Sport took the honours with drivers Simon Dolan, Harry Tincknell and Oliver Turvey. Jota Sport is a regular contender in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and has a long association with Dunlop, competing in the ELMS along with championship leaders Thiriet by TDS Racing and Signatech Alpine who finished second and third respectively.
Commenting on Jota Sport’s win, Jean-Felix Bazelin, General Manager Dunlop Motorsport Europe said, “Many congratulations to Jota Sport. We have had a very good battle this year with the LMP2 class showing a great deal of competition with the different chassis. To have five different cars in such close competition for 24 hours is fantastic. We must thank our teams for working so well with us. We saw a lot of debris damage to the tyres during the test and our engineers worked closely with each team to get the best performance without pushing the boundaries too far to give the best chance of completing the race distance and that worked. We had a lot of very good feedback from the teams and drivers and we are particularly proud of our range of compounds which give choice, wide operating windows but above all performance.”