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Dunlop Sport Maxx Race
Exceptional dry grip – on and off the track
The Dunlop Sport Maxx Race delivers exceptional dry grip and braking, on and off the track.
Designed for high performance cars capable of track day commitments. Excellent dry performance and ultimate grip and braking capabilities thanks to motorsport derived technologies. Exceptional dry grip – on and off the track.
- Superb dry grip and braking
- Precise steering and handling stability
- Enhanced cornering grip
Reliable wet performance. Superb dry grip and braking. Maximize your track performance with the SportMaxx Race.
Derived from Dunlop Motorsports technology, the high grip racing compound gives you exceptional levels of road adherence and braking ability. This track optimised tyre is fully approved for road use. Precise steering and handling stability. Enjoy precise steering response and consistent handling. The SportMaxx Race uses a hybrid overlay to limit tire distortion at high speeds, enhancing steering and stability. Enhanced cornering grip. The tread features high angle ribs to increase lateral stiffness, for improved control when performing cornering manoeuvres.
Massive outer shoulder blocks increase cornering grip. Reliable wet performance While optimised for dry, the SportMaxx Race performs well in wet conditions. The asymmetric tread design features four inner grooves to quickly evacuate water, reducing the risk of aquaplaning. Flatter tread profile. The new generation of Dunlop tyres features a flatter tread profile with a 4-8% bigger contact patch, depending on size and type of tyre. A bigger contact patch delivers more stability and enhanced road feedback, allowing tires to respond quickly and precisely. Benefits Increased stability and steering precision, reduced heel and toe wear, excellent cornering stability and precision, superior dry grip.
Enhanced cornering grip. The tread features high angle ribs to increase lateral stiffness, for improved control when performing cornering manoeuvres. Massive outer shoulder blocks increase cornering grip.
Excellent grip and acceleration on ice and snow. Confident winter grip – in four dimensions. Dunlop’s advanced 4D studs feature a sharp leading edge for superb traction when accelerating on ice. The winter tread compound stays soft in extremely cold temperatures. A multi-edge tread pattern adds extra gripping power.
- Asymmetric pattern design for excellent performances on dry
- Hybrid overlay featuring Aramid for a better steering and handling stability
- Motorsport derived compound for ultimate grip performances
- High angle ribs for a better cornering grip
- Great steering response at high speeds
- Ultimate grip
- Excellent acceleration and braking performance
- Very good control on dry and wet surfaces
Silica-Plus Compound. A motorsport derived tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance; high grip in wet and cold-weather conditions; low wear and tear.
Jointless Belt (JLB). A Hybrid Overlay Technology that reduces circumferential deformations at high speeds.Benefits Superior high speed stability
Maximum Flange Shield (MFS). A rim flange protection system. MFS employs a profile of rubber that runs around the circumference of the tyre above the wheel flange. This creates a protective buffer zone.* Benefits Protects expensive alloy wheels from kerbing.* Only available in select sizes.
Asymmetric Tread Design. Asymmetric tread design provides improved handling and aquaplaning resistance. The continuous center rib increases stability and precision. The asymmetric groove arrangement enhances grip on wet and dry surfaces.Benefits Improved performance on straight lines and around corners.
Flatter tread profile. The new generation of Dunlop tyres features a flatter tread profile with a 4-8% bigger contact patch, depending on size and type of tyre. A bigger contact patch delivers more stability and enhanced road feedback, allowing tires to respond quickly and precisely.Benefits Increased stability and steering precision; reduced heel and toe wear; excellent cornering stability and precision; superior dry grip.
Multi Radius Tread (MRT). MRT designs employ ten different radii and are therefore more precise. This results in highly effective pressure deployment on the road contact patch. The effect is smoother transitions from straight to corner, leading to more precise and progressive reactions.Benefits Significantly better control over the evolution of the footprint in all driving conditions; responsive wet and dry handling; increased cornering control.
Dual Silica Compound. This compound improves acceleration performance and promotes low wear and tear.Benefits Superb braking and acceleration performance.
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm.
This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow.
Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.