Dunlop has competed at every Isle of Man TT since the first race in 1907, helping more riders win races than any other tyre company. Of the 18 current single rider lap and race records, all 18 were achieved on Dunlop tyres. TT legend John McGuiness chose Dunlop for each of his wins on the island.
The TT is crucial to Dunlop because it’s such an extreme test – tyres have to withstand the 200mph speeds down Sulby Straight, cope with cats eyes and manhole covers, plus bumps galore and, usually, rain. No surprise then that the race directly benefits road tyres, with many innovations coming straight from the TT.