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Three More Years: Dunlop On Board Again As Spec Tire For MotoAmerica Series

MotoAmerica has announced that Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series for the next three years with the high-performance tire manufacturer about to embark on a sixth straight season as the official tire supplier of the AMA Superbike Series in 2020. Additionally, Dunlop will also provide a lucky MotoAmerica rider the opportunity to take part in an FIM CEV Repsol Series round on a Moto2 or Moto3 bike in the Spanish Championship.

“We’re thrilled to announce that Dunlop will again be our spec tire for all five of the MotoAmerica classes,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “Dunlop has been with us since we started MotoAmerica in 2015 and this new three-year agreement shows that our relationship continues to get stronger. We strive to continue getting faster and it’s evident with our ever-improving lap times that Dunlop wants the same thing. We’re happy that Dunlop uses our series as the ultimate testing platform for their tires and that research and development is ultimately passed down to the consumer. I also want to thank Dunlop for adding the Moto2/Moto3 bonus. It’s always been important to MotoAmerica to try and create opportunities for our riders to challenge themselves in other international series. This new program with Dunlop goes right along with those goals. The 2020 season promises to be our best yet and we’re pleased that Dunlop is continuing to ride and race with us.”

Dunlop will provide a MotoAmerica rider with the unique Moto2/Moto3 opportunity in 2020 with the rider selected based on input from both Dunlop and MotoAmerica. The lucky rider will get the chance to compete in one race in Spain with what is basically a full package, including transportation from Wednesday to Sunday of the event, along with lodging and meals,  required track fees, tickets/passes, motorcycle, fuel, full-spec engine and tires for the practice sessions and race. More information will be forthcoming.

“At Dunlop, we love to race, and we know that racing helps us make better tires for the street,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “Our relationship with MotoAmerica continues to reap benefits for both parties and we’re proud to be the spec tire again for the 2020 season. The MotoAmerica Series gives us the opportunity to test our tires in five classes of racing and on a variety of different motorcycles. What we continue to learn from the racetrack proves to be invaluable on many levels. Adding the CEV Repsol Series opportunity to a MotoAmerica rider will give them a great chance to show their talents in that series and it will also be fun for MotoAmerica fans to follow his/her progress in Spain.”

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Dunlop: MotoAmerica’s Tire Of Choice

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Dunlop: MotoAmerica’s Tire Of Choice
Buffalo-Based Tire Company Starting Fifth Year With MotoAmerica

COSTA MESA, CA (February 22, 2019)– Dunlop will again be the tire of choice for the MotoAmerica Series in 2019 when the championship starts in April, with the high-performance tire manufacturer set for a fifth straight season as the official tire supplier for what is the home of the AMA Superbike Series.

The fast-approaching MotoAmerica season will mark the fifth year with Dunlop in its role as the official tire supplier of the series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson

“Our relationship with Dunlop is second to none,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “They’ve been with us since the start as the spec tire in all of our classes and we’re thrilled with our relationship and the technical support they have given us and continue to give us. Dunlop is quick to respond, and our needs fit perfectly with their needs. We want to continue to go faster and do it safer. The race tires that Dunlop brings to the races continue to get better every year and it shows in our lap times.”

“We take our role as the spec tire for the MotoAmerica Series very seriously,” said Dunlop Vice President Mike Buckley. “Racing in five classes gives us the opportunity to run a wide range of our tires and we use the information we get at the racetrack to help us make better tires for the consumer. Dunlop is a racing company and we’re thrilled with the progression that MotoAmerica has made and we’re looking forward to what will be the best season yet in 2019.”

The 2019 MotoAmerica Series schedule is as follows:

April 5-7 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
April 12-14 – Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
May 4-5 – VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia
May 31-June 2 – Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 15-16 – Utah Motorsports Campus, Grantsville, Utah
July 12-14 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California
August 10-11 – Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
August 23-25 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
September 7-8 – New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.