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Beach Race provides win for new Dunlop MX12 tyre

Dunlop Tyres put itsnew Geomax MX12 product to the test at the recent HydroGarden Weston Beach Race and the tyre didn’t disappoint, proudly taking the podium top spot at the end of the gruelling off-road event.

British rider, Todd Kellett took the podium after giving a spectacular show around one of the toughest off-road events in the UK’s MX Calendar. Kellett’s consistency and speed throughout the gruelling three-hour race was relentless and the 20-year-old Somerset rider was untouchable in the closing stages, as he brought his machine home to take a well-earned victory.

Kellett’s victory was aided by the new Dunlop Geomax MX12, which has been designed for sand and mud conditions in conjunction with factory riders from the MXGP.

The product has improved performance in sand and mud conditions by optimising the tyre profile and pattern, perfect for the terrains Kellett experienced at the Weston Beach Race.

Other key performance criteria all culminated to give Kellett the performance he needed to succeed. These criteria include:

•  New V-Block technology to give better traction upon corner exit and an increased Contact Patch, helping braking stability

•  A new tread pattern for tough mud and sand conditions, focusing on enhancing traction and slide control

•  Progressive Cornering Block Technology providing stable cornering due to enhanced side grip and slide control

•  Optimum traction and shock absorbability thanks to its Carcass Tension Control System which creates an enlarged diameter of providing a greater footprint.

Dominic Clifford, Motorcycle Manager for Dunlop Tyres UK commented: “It was a fantastic experiential launch for the Geomax MX12. The Weston Beach Race is one of the most challenging MX courses in the UK and we felt that this would be the perfect place to put our new tyre to the test. Taking first place with Todd Kellett, gives us a fantastic proof point for our new product.

“The tyre coped with extreme sand, both up and downhill, it also managed through excessive wet patches whilst maintained grip throughout the race. Kellett didn’t have any crashes which was supported by the traction from the tyre in all conditions faced across the course.

“We are really pleased with the outcome of our UK launch of this new product, the results could not have been any better.”