MotoAmerica Dunlop Tire Test
MotoAmerica and its official tire provider Dunlop will host a two-day test at the Circuit of The Americas (CoTA) in Texas March 23-24 – just three weeks shy of the MotoAmerica opening racing at the Austin-based facility.
Open to all AMA licensed competitors, the MotoAmerica Pre-Season Test by Dunlop will allow Superbike, Superstock 1000, Supersport and Superstock 600 participants to have one final shakedown test prior to the opening round of the 2016 series, which begins at COTA April 8-10. Racing fans will be pleased to hear that once again the MotoAmerica Series will race in conjunction with the MotoGP World Championship in the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
“We’re looking forward to heading to CoTA again to test,” said MotoAmerica partner Chuck Aksland. “Last year’s test there was productive for the teams and for MotoAmerica as we embarked on our first season. This year we’re looking to making things bigger and better and it all starts again in CoTA. Dunlop has really stepped up in preparation for the new season and this test will give our teams and riders a chance to try the latest tires at the same venue where we will open the season.”
Dunlop recently held a tire testing session at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Northern California. With wet weather undeterring them, riders tested over 400 tires – with 12 differed spec fronts and 14 different spec rears – leaving plenty of opportunities to give the year’s tire choices a final stamp of approval.
“It’s great to hear that we get the chance to test at CoTA before we start the season there,” said MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier. “It’s always good to test where we race so I’m looking forward to the test. We had some great battles in Texas to start the season last year and I expect more of the same this year. We need to be ready and bring our A game and the test is the first step to doing just that.”
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