Philipp Oettl has won the award for the most positions gained during a race throughout the season taking the first ever Dunlop #ForeverForward title. The league is open to all riders in the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships. During the 18 races, the 19 year old German Moto3 rider gained 132 positions. Livio Loi […]
Johan Zarco was crowned 2015 FIM Moto2 World Champion in Japan, but the Moto3 World Champion will be decided at the final round for the third consecutive year, in Valencia on 8 November. Only in the first year of Moto3 was the title clinched before the season finale when Sandro Cortese took the win with two round in hand. Since then it has been a battle to the last lap of the season.
Dunlop is preparing for the 12th race of the year in the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships on 30 August, as the series move to Silverstone. The eleven races have produced seven different winners in Moto2 and six different winners in Moto3 with seven races remaining. In 2014 both series only had six winners each over the full season showing that the intensity of the competition is getting stronger and with closer racing.
Brno will host the Czech Republic round of the FIM Moto Championship following the USA Grand Prix, and Moto2 and 3 tyre supplier Dunlop is anticipating further success for the newest riders in the more senior series. Alex Rins became the second Moto3 graduate to win a Moto2 race last weekend, while the first, Jonas Folger, won two previous races and will have high hopes for a good result at the Brno circuit where he won his only Moto3 race in 2012. There are now four riders who have appeared on both Moto3 and Moto2 podiums: Rins, Folger, Cortese and Salom.
Following its latest meeting in Catalunya race, a total of 16 Moto2 riders tested two potential 2016 rear tyres. The test took place at Barcelona and Aragon where the riders evaluated compounds with wider operating windows to enhance the Dunlop Moto2 tyre range.