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TT 2022: Dunlop withdraw rear slick from allocation

Peter Hickman, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison have all been left without the use of a rear slick tyre at TT 2022 as Dunlop has withdrawn the option from its allocation.

After problems at this year's North West 200 with the tyre delaminating, the firm elected to remove the slick and offer a treaded Superstock tyre instead.

A statement reads:


“We are racers at heart and safety is very much our first consideration. With our long history of success at the Isle of Man TT, we know what it takes to win and set lap records at one of the most challenging races in the world.

"Following tyre conditions experienced by three Superbike riders on Dunlop KR108 slick rear race tyres at the North West 200, and understanding the importance of giving riders the confidence they need to perform on such a demanding high-speed road circuit, we have taken the decision to withdraw the KR108 slick rear tyre range from the 2022 Isle of Man TT Races and offer the D213 GP PRO treaded rear tyre range as an alternative option."

Hickman has managed a 134mph lap on the D213 so it's not all bad...

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