Temperature-controlled trailers for tyre transport

Dunlop Motorsport is now using temperature-controlled trailers built by Birmingham’s M6 Motor Bodies to preserve the integrity of racing tyres whilst in transit.

Servicing more than 300 global racing events worldwide each year, Dunlop’s motorsport division has a keen interest in keeping tyres at a constant temperature, regardless of where they are being transported.

“We tasked M6 Motor Bodies with creating a very specialised trailer that would keep our tyres in the best possible condition,” said Tony Duffy, Motorsport Transport Manager, Dunlop Motorsport.

The new trailers feature an innovative design that allows them to expand their width when parked. They are also fitted with special tyre racks to allow safe storage of tyres while on the move and on location.

“The new trailers are the first of their type to enter Dunlop’s fleet, and we are looking forward to the positive impact the trailers will have,” said Chris Luckman, General Manager at M6 Motor Bodies – revealing that the company teamed up with Carrier Transicold to find the right temperature control solution.

According to Luckman, Carrier Transicold’s Vector 1550 units allow for precise temperature control of +/- 0.8°C, and they heat or cool the load space, ensuring the set point is maintained in cold or hot climates.

“At approximately 740 kilograms, the Vector 1550 unit is one of the lightest refrigeration units on the market and will help Dunlop Motorsport optimise its payload capacity.”

Dunlop Motorsport is the official tyre partner to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships, as well as being the choice of champions in the car and motorcycle World Endurance Championships.

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