Mireval Moto2 lap recordRecently Dunlop were at the Mireval circuit carrying out extensive analysis on data from a tyre test carried out during the latter half of July.

Although they were not attempting to, during that test Dominique Aegerter actually broke the Moto2 lap record for the circuit by nine-tenths of second.

A tyre test to continue work on the Moto2 range included work on tyre stress and a new rear tyre specification for 2014, or possibly during the remaining races in 2013, with Aegerter from Moto2 riding in addition to the Dunlop test team with Stefan Nebel and two riders from the IDM championship.

Clinton Howe, Operations Manager Motorcycle Grand Prix, said “While we weren’t at Mireval to break records it was fantastic that we did.

“Dominique helped us out at short notice and interrupted his holiday to test with us. He did everything we needed him to do and we have a much better understanding of how we want to progress.

“We are developing our 2014 tyres now, at the same time as the bike manufacturers are working on their development, and it’s only when we get the new machines on the new tyres that we can see the full impact.”

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