Oulton Park

New tyre compound for Oulton Park

Dunlop, Official Tyre Partner to the MSA British Touring Car Championship, will be introducing a new specification tyre at the next rounds of the championship at Oulton Park this weekend.

The new ‘Dunlop Sport Maxx BTCC Medium’ tyre will replace the previous Medium specification tyre and is designed to have improved stability under braking and even greater consistency throughout a race distance. The Soft Option tyre will remain unchanged.

Gow takes blame for "dull" Oulton Park races

BTCC series boss Alan Gow says his choice of circuit layout was the reason for the lack of excitement at Oulton Park earlier this month.

Drivers had blamed new rules which penalise them for contact, and running wide for not giving them as many overtaking opportunities, but Gow discounted that, saying it was using the Shell layout of the Cheshire track rather than the more usual Island version..

The Shell hairpin at Oulton Park led to dull racing