Yamaha sportsbike with test winning GP Racer Slick D212 tyres on the track

Winner in races.
Winner in tests.

Dunlop's GP Racer Slick D212 track tyre packshot - overall test winner

Dunlop GP Racer D212 wins Performance Bikes Tyre test.

It’s fact. The highly respected Performance Bikes magazine has rated the latest Dunlop GP Racer SLICK D212 as the top tyre in test of five brands.

It all happened at Europe’s fastest racing circuit - the demanding Rockingham Motor Speedway in the UK. The magazine put the tyres to the test using the 9-turn National Circuit for its combination of heavy braking zones, long traction areas and corner sequences. It’s some mighty test for the tyres ability to handle quick direction changes!

Table showing the GP Racer Slick D212 as the test winner compared to its competitors

Two expert riders rated Dunlop top tyre.

The slick versions of each manufacturer’s latest track day offerings were tested. Then feedback was gathered from two expert riders - neither knew what make of tyre they were testing. We’re talking about no less than the racing legend Chris Walker, World Superbike race winner and John McAvoy, Performance Bikes Road Tester. They both used the Kawasaki ZX-10R for the test.

Yamaha sportsbike with GP Racer Slick D212 tyres, best turn in characteristics

10/10 for best turn in characteristics.

“This tyre instantly transformed the front end and made the ZX-10R turn in like a full blown racing super bike!” Chris Walker.

McAvoy agreed, giving the tyres (GP Racer SLICK D212) 10/10 in this test.

“Really, really fast”

John McAvoy

Yamaha sportsbike with GP Racer Slick D212 tyres, high score for mid corner performance

Top score for mid corner performance.

Both test riders gave the Dunlop GP Racer SLICK D212 their top score for mid corner performance. “Tracked its line perfectly”, claimed McAvoy.

“Great grip and feel from both ends”

Chris Walker

Yamaha sportsbike with GP Racer Slick D212 tyres, 9/10 for feel and feedback

Feel and feedback rated as best in class.

“Loads of feedback, loads of confidence…the front turns so quickly and grips so much that it feels like a video game,” high praise from McAvoy

“Minimal spin on exits and incredibly stable on the power”

Performance Bikes magazine



This is the latest success for the Dunlop GP Racer D212. Available in slick and road legal versions, the latter was used to win the final round of the French Superbike Championship. That’s where Lucas Mahias rode the GMT94 Yamaha to victory in both Supersport races.

What makes the Dunlop GP Racer D212 such a winner?

It is down to proven race proven technologies including:

>> New Multi-Tread compound designed to improve durability, warm-up time and ultimate grip
>> Revolutionary NTEC system which allows pressure tuning for optimum road or track performance

The Dunlop GP Racer D212 is a winner in races, a winner in tests. Now what more proof could you want?