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Dunlop alter logistics for 2008 challenges

Dunlop alter logistics for 2008 challenges

Dunlop´s MotoGP Manager Jeremy Ferguson told in Portugal that the firm sent their required allocation of 2,500 tyres for China to the Far East in February.

Dunlop Motorsport´s MotoGP General Manager Jeremy Ferguson spoke to the Official website of the MotoGP World Championship at round three of the season in Portugal and explained how the logistics behind their 250cc and 125cc operations are now organised.

Having left the MotoGP class at the conclusion of the 2007 campaign Dunlop´s reduced World Championship budget now means they have to plan far in advance of each GP – no longer having the benefit of air transport ahead of events such as the forthcoming Pramac Grand Prix of China on 4th May.

`Obviously for us we want to send as much as we can by boat, because the volumes are very large, so we have to plan well ahead,´ stated Ferguson. `In fact we sent our tyres for China on the 22nd February. We sent about 2,500 tyres plus all the necessary equipment.´

`Clearly with 250cc and 125cc where the pace of development is that much slower than in MotoGP and the volume of product is that much bigger we want to send all of it, if possible, by sea freight,´ continued the Englishman. `That is our objective and we have a plan to do the same for Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Indianapolis.´

Meanwhile, on the British firm´s departure from the premier class at the end of last season - and their ambitions to return as soon as possible - Ferguson commented, `Dunlop has been involved in the top level of motorcycle racing ever since the championship started in 1949.´

`We have won more Grands Prix than all the other tyre manufacturers put together and while it is great to have continued success in 250cc and 125cc, MotoGP is clearly the pinnacle.´

125cc, 2008

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