05.07.2017 - 15h34

Dunlop’s Le Mans 24 Hours in numbers…

Dunlop’s goals in endurance racing – echoing all competitors and manufacturers in the FIA WEC – include being faster, stronger, longer…all of which were played out in an exemplary fashion at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Dunlop’s goals in endurance racing – echoing all competitors and manufacturers in the FIA WEC – include being faster, stronger, longer…all of which were played out in an exemplary fashion at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans.

  • 2 overall podium finishes
  • 3 out of 3 fastest laps
  • 2 out of 3 class wins
  • 6 podiums

Faster…

  • Ho-Pin Tung’s fastest lap of 3:28.632 in the No.38 Jackie Chan DC Racing ORECA 07 was also his theoretical best time – he didn’t better any of his sector times when setting the new LMP2 Le Mans race record.
  • Fastest LMP2 race lap (No.38) was 8.5 seconds faster than 2016’s time.
  • The 2017 LMP2 pole lap of 3:25.352 set by Alex Lynn in the No.26 G-Drive Racing ORECA 07 was 0.157 seconds faster than Audi’s 2012 LMP1 pole time.
  • Top LMP2 car finished only one lap behind the LMP1 race winner.
  • In LMGTE Pro fastest race lap (No.97 Aston Martin Racing) was 0.890 faster than 2016. 
  • Daniel Serra was the fastest GTE Pro driver in the winning No.97 Aston Martin, with No.95’s Nicki Thiim in third.
  • In GTE Pro – Daniel Serra also took the fastest 10 lap average – just 0.727 seconds less than his outright fastest lap time.
  • GTE Am drivers Rob Bell and Pedro Lamy topped the fastest times in the TF Sport and Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8s.

Stronger and longer…

  • 17 LMP2 teams quadruple stinted tyres
  • 5 LMP2 teams ran for 5 stints on the same set of tyres – up to 668 kilometres on one set
  • 9632 laps completed
  • Over 525000 tyre kilometres – more than 13 times round the Earth
  • 245 million tyre revolutions

 

 

Fiona MILLER