Dunlop’s 2018 BTCC season in numbers

5th November 2018

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship was certainly a 60th anniversary season to remember with a record-breaking 17 different race winners over the course of 30 thrilling action-packed races. Let’s take a look back at some of the tyre statistics for the 2018 season:

BTCC victories by tyre
• 15 wins on Dunlop Sport Maxx Prime tyre
• 6 wins on the Option-Soft tyre
• 5 wins on Sport BluResponse wet tyre
• 4 wins on Option-Hard tyre

Dunlop Season in Numbers Inforgraphic

BTCC laps completed by tyre
• 15,758 laps completed in total
• 6,733 completed on Prime tyre
• 1,912 completed on Soft tyre
• 3,440 completed on Hard tyre
• 3,673 completed on Wet tyre

• 3,012 positions gained in total
• 1,459 positions gained on the prime tyre
• 444 positions gained on the soft tyre
• 511 positions gained on the hard tyre
• 508 positions gained on the wet tyre

Dunlop Season in Numbers Inforgraphic

Silverstone set the scene for two of the year’s memorable moments as Ash Sutton’s determined efforts to keep his BTCC title defence alive saw him overcome a lowly starting position by carving his way from 25th to 11th in race. It contributed to an overall #ForeverForward total of 29 places gained in a single weekend.

Meanwhile, Sam Tordoff’s pole position at Silverstone – the penultimate event of the season – consolidated his impressive 2018 qualifying average. The Motorbase Performance driver qualified an average of sixth position in the Ford Focus RS over the course of the year.

Dunlop Season in Numbers Inforgraphic

#ForeverForward – Most positions gained over a single race weekend (three races)
• Ash Sutton gained the most places – 29

Highest qualifying average position
• Sam Tordoff – 6.09 average starting position

Watch Tordoff's inch-perfect lap of Silverstone right here... © 2024
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