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Signatech Alpine Switches to Dunlop

Signatech-Alpine switches from Michelin to Dunlop tires for remainder of 2014…

Photo: ELMS

Photo: ELMS

Signatech Alpine will make the switch from Michelin to Dunlop tires, beginning with this weekend’s European Le Mans Series’ Four Hours of Imola.

The French squad confirmed Monday its change of tire partner, which will see its No. 36 Alpine A450 Nissan shod with Dunlops for the four remaining ELMS rounds plus next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

“I am glad to work again with Dunlop. We have already partnered with them in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and have won a good many races and titles together,” said team manager Philippe Sinault.

“They are very successful partners, we will endeavour to meet their expectations. This will not be easy at Imola as we do not yet have the optimal understanding of the 2014 tyres range.”

Added Jean-Felix Bazelin, General Manager, Dunlop Motorsport Europe: “In addition to our tires, Signatech will receive the high standard of customer support that Dunlop provides and we will be working with the team at the track at Imola to get the best possible performance for them, both this weekend and going forwards.

“We look forward to working with the Alpine chassis and including the data gathered into our next evolutions of the LMP2 tires.”

Signatech’s switch leaves Sebastien Loeb Racing and Larbre Competition as the two remaining LMP2 teams with Michelin rubber in the ELMS.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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