Dun­lop hard tyres for two more tracks

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The tyre rules for the Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship have been tweaked for two more of the re­main­ing races this sea­son.

The cham­pi­onship has soft and medium com­pound tyres, and uses a spe­cial harder spec­i­fi­ca­tion cover for the de­mand­ing Thrux­ton cir­cuit.

How­ever, this year at Croft in June and Rock­ing­ham in Au­gust, the teams will have a choice be­tween the medium com­pound and the harder Thrux­ton-spec tyres.

Michael But­ler of Dun­lop said: “Af­ter test­ing the lat­est Sport Maxx Hard ver­sion last year, the feed­back and data showed that this tyre, which was de­signed for the ex­treme de­mands of Thrux­ton, could be the op­ti­mum choice at other cir­cuits with high­speed cor­ners. There­fore, we have de­cided to widen its use to other cir­cuits this year.”

Joint points leader Rob Collard said he had been an­gered by the switch. The BMW driver said: “This is a rule that will mit­i­gate against the ad­van­tages of the rear­wheel-drive cars. We are kinder to our rub­ber and can come on strong later on in races where it is abra­sive.”

Collard won at Croft in ’15

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