Not a lot of people knew that!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Some interesting detail has emerged from Dunlop Motorsport this week concerning the Dunlop shod LMP2 and GTE teams that raced at the Le Mans 24hour this year. Including:-

2 overall podium finishes
3 out of 3 fastest laps
2 out of 3 class wins
6 podiums

​Dunlop tyres led a total of 769 laps across 7 teams and 3 classes:

366/366 LMP2
210/340 LM GTE Pro
63/333 LM GTE Am


Pro fastest race lap (#97) was 0.890 faster than 2016
Am fastest race lap (#90) was 3.351 faster than 2016

Daniel Serra was the fastest GTE Pro driver in the winning #97 Aston Martin, with #95’s Nicki Thiim in third.

In GTE Pro – Daniel Serra also took the fastest 10 lap average – just 0.727 seconds less than his outright fastest lap time. And the fastest 30 lap average – over 0.5 seconds faster than any other driver.

GTE Am drivers Rob Bell and Pedro Lamy topped the fastest times in the TF Sport and Aston Martin Racing Vantages but Euan Hankey set the fastest 10 lap average – a slim 0.253 from his fastest lap time.

After 24 hours, four Dunlop GTE Am cars finished on the same lap – separated by 8.5km after 4484km of racing.

9632 laps completed
Over 525000 tyre kilometres – more than 13 times round the Earth
245 million tyre revolutions

Source material - Dunlop Motorsport
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