Dunlop has been named official tyre partner for the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, a new, JiR-organised championship that aims to find motorcycle racing’s future stars. The Dunlop D213 GP Pro will also serve as the Cup’s control tyre.
After four years of partnership with Bridgestone, Belgian motorcycle brand Saroléa has now selected Dunlop as a technical partner for its Saroléa SP7 electric racing motorcycle. Dunlop comments that the change of technical partner accompanies yesterday’s announcement of the next goal for Saroléa, which is to be recognised as a candidate for future Le Mans 24h and FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) competition and thus directly compete with the most powerful petrol-powered EWC machines. The switch, adds Dunlop, was a move Saroléa made “to help achieve this goal.”
Dunlop will supply tyres to the 2018 ADAC Northern Europe Cup, one of Europe’s premium lightweight motorcycle racing championships. For its third season the series will comprise seven races, with all competitors running on the brand’s rubber. This brings its tyre supply into line with the Dorna Sports SL European Talent Cup, launched in 2017, in which the two world championship classes, Moto3 and Moto2, race exclusively on tyres from Dunlop.
At the start of the 2012 FIM World Motocross Grand Prix (MXGP) Championship, Dunlop began working with Kawasaki Racing Team, developing its Geomax range of tyres around the needs of the team’s top-level riders. Now, 11 MXGP wins later, the relationship continues with the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s signing of an extended Technical Partnership with Dunlop for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 MXGP seasons.