In a year of tremendous change for AMA Superbike racing,there will be at least one constant, with Dunlop continuing its role as the official spec-tire supplier for the new MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series.
“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,” says Wayne Rainey, three-time 500cc World Champion and president of MotoAmerica. “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.”
The tire manufacturer will supply rubbers for all racing classes. The Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport classes will run on Dunlop KR448 and KR449 slicks while the Superstock 600 class will use Dunlop’s GPA-Pro DOT tires. The entry-level KTM 390 Cup will use Dunlop Alpha 13s. Dunlop will also offer the same tires to 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.”