DMS Oz Pty Ltd Distributors of Dunlop Motorsport Products

By Thomas Miles

The Circuit Excel Racing Association has announced its categories around Australia will use Dunlop rubber for the next four years.

From 2024 the Dunlop Direzza ZIII will be the tyre of choice for Hyundai Excel racing until 2027 after it was successful after a tyre tender.

In May it was announced the Circuit Excel Racing Association would undergo a tyre tender after the unexpected cease of production of previous tyre supplier Federal RSR.

Whilst an “interim” Dunlop tyre supplier ensured racing could be carried out for the remainder of 2023, the process was brought in to secure a long-term partner.

The Circuit Excel Racing Association received six individual tender responses, which presented a total of seven different tyre options.

The association’s committee used a points-based matrix system to rank the respective options and it was decided the Dunlop Direzza ZIII 195/50R15 will be the next generation of tyre for the one of the biggest national categories.

Circuit Excel Racing Association president John Broadbent said it is the start of an “exciting” new era for the category.

“This is an exciting new phase in developing the Circuit Excel Racing category,” he said.

“In announcing the Dunlop Direzza ZIII as our exclusive tyre for the next four years, I am convinced Dunlop Motorsport will bring a wealth of experience to our program.”

The Dunlop Direzza ZIII is no stranger to high-level racing, having been the control tyre of the Toyota 86 Series.

“We are genuinely excited by the news and our involvement with CERA,” said Dunlop Australia national motorsport manager Loc Tran.

“This marks a significant milestone in Dunlop’s mission to establish youth programs that create clear pathways from go-karts to V8 Supercars, ultimately shaping the champions of tomorrow.”

“We are delighted that the Dunlop Direzza ZIII tyre has been chosen for this collaboration with CERA,” said Dunlop distributor Bill McKenna.

“This partnership presents a fantastic opportunity to expand and fortify the brand’s presence within racing circles while also providing crucial support to nurture young talent emerging in the category.”

The Dunlop Direzza ZIII will be distributed by DMS (NSW/NT/Qld) Kostera (WA) NTT Racing (SA) Fulton Enterprises (Tasmania) and Stuckey Tyres (Victoria).

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