In addition to being the spec MotoAmerica tire for another three seasons, Dunlop is stepping up and providing a MotoAmerica rider a chance to wildcard in either Moto2 or Moto3 at year’s end.
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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.”
2020 MotoAmerica Series
April 3-5 Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
April 17-19 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
May 1-3 Virginia International Raceway, Alton, Virginia
May 29-31 Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
June 26-28 The Ridge Motorsports Park, Shelton, Washington
August 7-9 Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania
August 21-23 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana
September 11-13 New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, New Jersey
September 18-20 Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Alabama