Honda is racing into the 2019 season on the Roads and also in the FIM Endurance World Championship, having extended its partnership with Dunlop. Maintaining the long-standing relationship, Dunlop will continue to be the official tyre supplier for both Honda Racing and Honda Endurance Racing.
Dunlop’s history with Honda spans well over a decade, where they have enjoyed great success on the Roads, racking up a total of 23 Isle of Man TT victories with the CBR1000RR Fireblade. The relationship has seen Dunlop and Honda work together on the development of new products, where they are tested to their limit across racing environments.
Racing is a huge part of Dunlop’s DNA and since they invented the pneumatic tyre in 1888 to win races they have never looked back. The 2019 season will see Dunlop supply Honda Endurance Racing and the Honda Racing roads teams with the KR106 and KR108 Competition tyres, designed to endure the toughest of races such as the Bol d’Or, Le Mans 24 hours and the Suzuka 8 Hours.
Wim van Achter, Dunlop Motorsport Manager:
“Many of Dunlop’s most famous wins, particularly in the Isle of Man TT, came from our strong technical collaboration with Honda Motorsport Europe. We are excited about the developments we’ve worked on together for this year’s road racing and EWC season.”
Jonny Twelvetrees, Honda Endurance Racing and Roads Team Manager:
“For tyres on both the roads and endurance there’s only one option for us and that’s Dunlop. Our history with the brand spans decades and we have enjoyed so much success with them at the TT with the Fireblade, and to this day Honda is still the most successful manufacturer there. Both road racing and endurance is tough and we need partners with products that we trust and know can go the distance. I know that both teams and riders are all ready for the new season and we’re hoping it’s a successful one!”