For decades, the iconic Dunlop brand, with its rich global history in motorsport, has given racing drivers the ultimate experience through its involvement in motorsport genres from Formula 1, Aussie V8 Supercars, European Le Mans 24 Hours, Moto 2 and Moto 3 (Bikes).

In South Africa, Dunlop is known for its active involvement in motorsport and motorcycle events, and now premium brand Falken has come on board, as sponsor in the motorsport industry. As official tyre sponsors, Dunlop and Falken tyres are dominating the racing circuit with its high-performance, stability and grip, giving both driver and motorsport enthusiasts a racing thrill like no other.



The Falken brand is well known in international motorsport arenas and it’s no surprise that it has now found its place in the hearts – and on the vehicles of South Africans.

Synonymous with mastery and excitement, the innovative tyre technology of the brand was developed with motorsport in mind and has been used extensively in the Le Mans 24 Hour motorsport race.

In South Africa, Falken Tyres was announced as the official title sponsor of the VW Polo Cup National Championship Series in 2019. The popular motorsport series is now known as The Falken Polo Cup. Not only has this title sponsorship brought the brand to life in the mind of motorsport enthusiasts, it has given SRSA, who manufacture Falken Tyres locally, a further opportunity to be involved in the advancement of the sport in South Africa.

The Falken Polo Cup is known for identifying and nurturing young talent but also attracts veterans and racing masters. Vehicle performance is kept equal by limiting engine power, tyre pressure and chassis setup resulting in an exhilarating series, showcasing driver skill. Falken also sponsors the Falken Super Pole Award for the driver who qualifies in pole position.

SRSA’s iconic Dunlop brand, with its rich history in motorsport, has enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with the Polo Cup as the official tyre sponsor for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 series.


The Global Touring Car Championship (GTC) is considered the premier motorsport championship in South Africa, bringing close racing and championship battles to six of the best race tracks in South Africa. As a globally relevant series, comprising eight events, the GTC made its debut in 2016 with a turbo powered field of 2.0-litre racing cars.

Aimed at creating a revival in South African circuit racing, the GTC has the support of key vehicle manufacturers Volkswagen South Africa, Toyota South Africa, BMW South Africa and Audi South Africa; and with Dunlop as the official tyre partner the series is set to enthral! The series is based on the principles of some of the world’s most successful motorsport series and includes both the main GTC Championship and second-tier class GTC2. Featuring vehicles with a common chassis, running gear, single ECU and other components to control performance, the control tyre for the 2019 series is from Dunlop.



Motorcycle racing is a highly competitive class of sport gaining appeal with biking enthusiasts and a wider public audience. Dunlop is the title sponsor of the Monocle Racing Series which caters for the full spectrum of bikes and riders. The series includes an Unlimited Class which sees world class riders going head-to-head with top placed riders using Dunlop tyres due to their proven performance.


This event brings together some of the best riding coaches in the country to mentor and support inexperienced female riders in a safe and controlled environment. Dunlop plays a key role in attracting women to the sport and empowering them to compete. The Ladies 250 Cup has produced two riders that have gone on to compete internationally, representing South Africa in the Ladies World Cup.

Powasol Xtreme Enduro X

Enduro X is the currently the fastest growing form of motorcycle racing. Tyre performance is critical in Enduro X racing, with riders attempting to overcome immense challenges and obstacles such as rocks, logs, tyres and jumps in a contained arena. As a bestseller, the Dunlop 110/100-18 AT81 EX consistently exceeds expectations.

GXCC (Gauteng Cross Country Championship) Enduro

The largest off-road championship at the moment, this event is the ultimate proving grounds for tyre performance, GXCC Enduro riders take on the roughest and most demanding terrain. Dunlop has proven to be the tyre of choice for this event.