Dunlop Tyres gets on board with new Toyota 86 Racing Series.
The 2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series has received a boost with Dunlop Tyres signing on as official tyre supplier.
The news that Dunlop would join the new racing series comes as more teams confirm their drivers for the series, which will be contested at selected V8 Supercars rounds starting from next may, with a healthy $125,000 prize pool.
Australian motorsport fans got an early taste of the Toyota 86 Racing Series at last weekends Sydney 500.
Toyota Australia has just confirmed that well-known Australian motorsport names, Steven Johnson, Leanne Tander and Aaron Seton have all signed-on to compete in the series.
Designed to provide an entry point and training ground for up-and-coming drivers, Dunlop Tyres Australia senior product and brand marketing manager, Brad Fuller, said the tyre company was excited about being involved.
“With an extensive history and legacy in motorsport, founded on performance and technology, Dunlop is proud to have been endorsed by Toyota as its partner in this exciting new racing category which is sure to thrill Australian motorsport crowds.”