Video: Dunlop/MotoAmerica Tire Test At Circuit Of The Americas

This Dunlop-produced video, filmed in March at the Dunlop/MotoAmerica test at Circuit of The Americas, includes an interview with MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey.

“Our goal is to get the championship stable,” Rainey said about the new series. “I want the actual races to run on time, professionally, safe. To me, the most important part of the whole structure is to make sure the riders are first and the teams operate in a capacity that they can do their job 100 percent.”

In the second segment, Dunlop explains its race-tire development program with test rider Benny Solis. “When we first heard about the MotoAmerica plan to get US riders into the world championship,” Dunlop Motorsports Technician Tony Romo said, “we knew that we needed to step up our game. We needed to test with the racers at the racetrack.”

Dunlop has instrumented a Yamaha YZF-R6 for Solis to ride. “We needed to find a way to compare our data and our development with what we have in Europe,” Romo said. “We’re trying to develop the same system so we can compare notes and build better products and have a seamless transition from MotoAmerica to MotoGP.”

Back to Rainey: “When I first started road racing in 1982, Dunlop was there. I won a national championship and a world championship with them. They’ll be here for a long time.”

This Dunlop-produced video, filmed in March at the Dunlop/MotoAmerica test at Circuit of The Americas, includes an interview with MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey.

“Our goal is to get the championship stable,” Rainey said about the new series. “I want the actual races to run on time, professionally, safe. To me, the most important part of the whole structure is to make sure the riders are first and the teams operate in a capacity that they can do their job 100 percent.”

In the second segment, Dunlop explains its race-tire development program with test rider Benny Solis. “When we first heard about the MotoAmerica plan to get US riders into the world championship,” Dunlop Motorsports Technician Tony Romo said, “we knew that we needed to step up our game. We needed to test with the racers at the racetrack.”

Dunlop has instrumented a Yamaha YZF-R6 for Solis to ride. “We needed to find a way to compare our data and our development with what we have in Europe,” Romo said. “We’re trying to develop the same system so we can compare notes and build better products and have a seamless transition from MotoAmerica to MotoGP.”

Back to Rainey: “When I first started road racing in 1982, Dunlop was there. I won a national championship and a world championship with them. They’ll be here for a long time.”

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