SOUTHPORT, Australia (Oct. 7, 2016) — The organizers of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship have extended the series' control tire supply contract with Dunlop Tyres Australia/New Zealand and Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. through the end of 2019 season.
SRI has supplied the championship — Australia's premier sedan racing series — with Dunlop racing tires since 2002, according to V8 Supercars Australia Pty. Ltd. and TouringCar Entrants Group Australia Pty. Ltd., the organizers of the Supercars Championship and its companion Dunlop Development Series.
“This is a really exciting win for Dunlop," said Lou Mandanici, vice president consumer passenger business unit and wholesale, Dunlop Tyres ANZ. “We have a proud and well-established association with motorsport in Australia and our long standing partnership with the Virgin Supercars Championship…is testament of our strong relationship and their confidence in Dunlop to deliver tires to the highest performance standard….