Dunlop announce hard compound tyre choices for Rockingham

Dunlop announce hard compound tyre choices for Rockingham

Stack of tyres
Photo: Network Images

Photo: Network Images

Dunlop have published the harder compound tyre choices, as selected by the teams prior to qualifying, ahead of today’s triple-header of British Touring Car Championship races at Rockingham.

Today sees the first use of the hard tyre as the ‘optional’ compound, with it’s usage being widened from Thruxton this season to also include Croft and today’s contests.

Adam Morgan is the only front-runner to elect to use the compound during the opening race, which could throw up interesting comparisons with his normal compound-shod rivals alongside. Further back, Rob Collard will hope to use it to his advantage as he seeks to scythe through the field, trademark style, to a strong finish after a difficult qualifying.

Race two sees the majority of the field switch to the option tyre, including defending champion and race one polesitter Gordon Shedden and experienced two-time champion Colin Turkington.

In race three, the championship contenders, minus Shedden and Turkington, will make the exodus, but with all but Jason Plato and Mat Jackson scattered among the rest of the field, the results in races one and two could prove pivotal to the tyre choices giving them any advantage.

The full list of tyre choices are below:

Drivers Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
Colin TURKINGTON Medium Hard Medium
Mat JACKSON Medium Medium Hard
Rob AUSTIN Hard Medium Medium
Mike EPPS Hard Medium Medium
Alex MARTIN Medium Hard Medium
Aiden MOFFAT Hard Medium Medium
Dan WELCH Medium Medium Hard
James COLE Medium Hard Medium
Jake HILL Medium Hard Medium
Matt NEAL Medium Medium Hard
Martin DEPPER Medium Medium Hard
Jack GOFF Medium Hard Medium
Adam MORGAN Hard Medium Medium
Tony GILHAM Medium Hard Medium
Mark HOWARD Medium Hard Medium
Warren SCOTT Medium Hard Medium
Aron SMITH Hard Medium Medium
Ollie JACKSON Hard Medium Medium
Gordon SHEDDEN Medium Hard Medium
Hunter ABBOTT Medium Hard Medium
Jeff SMITH Medium Hard Medium
Josh COOK Medium Hard Medium
Dave NEWSHAM Medium Hard Medium
Andrew JORDAN Medium Medium Hard
Tom INGRAM Hard Medium Medium
Stewart LINES Medium Medium Hard
Jason PLATO Medium Medium Hard
Rob COLLARD Hard Medium Medium
Ashley SUTTON Medium Medium Hard
Matt SIMPSON Medium Hard Medium
Sam TORDOFF Medium Medium Hard