Reigning MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has broken his right fibula in a dirt-track training session. Marquez, who had a remarkable 2013 campaign to win the MotoGP title as a rookie, will need up to a month to recover, which should just about make him available for the 2014 season opener March 23 in Qatar. […]
Dunlop Named Official Tire Supplier for Moto2 and Moto3
New contract runs until end of 2014
Dunlop has signed a deal with Dorna Sports and the International Road Racing Teams Association to supply tires for the Moto2 and Moto3 Grand Prix World Champions through 2014.
The new agreement extends Dunlops’ role as Moto2 tire supplier and adds the new Moto3 class to Dunlop’s duties. Dunlop has been the spec tire supplier for Moto2 since the class replaced the former 250cc class in 2010. The Moto3 class replaces the 125cc class next season.
“Moto3 is an exciting new Championship for Dunlop, our engineers and technicians and we relish the new challenge, and look forward to the progress in our understanding as we develop tires for the new 250cc 4-stroke powered racing machines,” says Jean-Felix Bazelin, general manager of Dunlop Motorsport. “The extension of our Moto2 contract is a strong validation of the good job we have done in that Championship, the results of which are clear to see.”
Bridgestone’s contract to supply tires for the premier MotoGP class also expires after the 2014 season.