COSTA MESA, CA, JAN. 16 – MotoAmerica has announced that Dunlop will continue as the exclusive tire supplier of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series, with 2015 set to mark the tire company’s seventh successive year as the spec-tire of the AMA Superbike Series and its support classes.
Racers competing in the premiere MotoAmerica Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport classes will use Dunlop’s KR448 and KR449 racing slicks while the Superstock 600 racers will use Dunlop’s GPA-Pro DOT tires built in Dunlop’s factory in Buffalo, New York. The KTM 390 Cup machines will run on Dunlop Alpha 13s.
“Dunlop has always been a big part of AMA Superbike racing and I’m glad they’re stepping up to do so again in 2015,” said three-time 500cc World Champion and MotoAmerica president Wayne Rainey. “I had great success using Dunlops during my career and they were a big part of my World Championship in 1991. I know our racers and teams will be happy to have Dunlops on their motorcycles for the coming season.”
Dunlop, who has been supporting racers and teams in AMA Superbike racing for 30 years, will offer the same tires used in the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series to its club racers across the country.
“Dunlop has supported American road racing longer than any other tire company, and we’ve been the exclusive tire supplier since 2009,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop’s senior vice president of sales, marketing and R&D. “Our commitment to the paddock has never been greater, and we’re very excited to extend our exclusive agreement into 2015 with MotoAmerica.”