– Joint project of Dunlop, JP Performance and Walkenhorst Motorsport
– More than 77,000 participants, 44,000 fans selected « Crystal Flake » design
22 February 2017 Once again, Dunlop, Jean Pierre Kraemer and Walkenhorst Motorsport called on the passion of motorsport fans to choose a livery for the Walkenhorst BMW M6 GT3.
More than 77,000 motor sport fans participated in this year’s design selection for the Dunlop Art Car 2017. There were three designs that renowed artist Jean Pierre Kraemer created. The clear majority (over 44,000 votes) chose « Crystal Flake ».
« The chosen design is very impactful and will be very noticeable in the field, » said Jean Pierre Kraemer. « The design is modelled on the past two years with a lot of shadow play and many individual polygonal figures that break up. Thus the viewer has the impression that the structure is not quite smooth and the design looks like a crystal. «
This continues a long tradition of Dunlop Art Cars, including the Le Mans Ferrari and Aston Martins of 2009 2013, fans were able to decide about the design of Nurburgring 24h racing car for the successive year.
The premiere will be the « Dunlop BMW M6 GT3 Art Car » with the Walkenhorst Motorsport team at the first round of the VLN Endurance Championship on 25 March at the Nürburgring.
In addition to the Walkenhorst BMW M6 GT3, Jean Pierre Kraemer and Dunlop will also design a Dunlop-Art bike for the first time this year. This is the new Suzuki GSX-R 1000, which will be used in all races of the GSX-R Cup taking place within the IDM German Superbike Series.