BTCC to get new construction Dunlop tyres for 2014

Dunlop will introduce a new construction of tyre across all its British Touring Car compounds for 2014

BTCC to get new construction Dunlop tyres for 2014

Most BTCC teams ran at Snetterton's tyre test on July 9-10 and two types of development rubber were tried alongside the 2013 tyres.

Dunlop's Michael Butler has now confirmed one has been selected for 2014.

"There will be a new construction for next year," he told AUTOSPORT. "You never stand still - there were things we wanted to improve from driver feedback, like feel and confidence, and I think we've done it."

Butler believes the 2014 tyres will be faster, with similar or better degradation compared to this year's rubber.

"Colin Turkington did his best [test] time on the 2014 tyre with the medium compound during a race run," he added.

Butler also emphasised the importance of being able to test away from race meetings.

"I think the test helped a lot of people," he said. "It's been really positive and the track was consistent.

"It's a shame Honda/Dynamics weren't there - it was two really good days of proper running, really beneficial."

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