Industry news: Dunlop to continue as sole Moto2 and Moto3 tyre supplier until 2023
Dorna Sports has just announced a three-year contract extension that will see the FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships continue racing on Dunlop tyres until at least 2023. This new agreement extends an already longstanding partnership with Dunlop, who have been a vital part of the MotoGP™ paddock since the World Championship began in 1949.
Dunlop are the most successful tyre company in the 250cc and 125cc categories – including an incredible 17 250cc titles – and their commitment to continued success in the intermediate and lightweight classes saw them come onboard as the sole tyre supplier to both Moto2™ and Moto3™ when each began.
Moto2™ replaced the 250cc World Championship as the intermediate category in 2010, since showcasing some titanic battles for the crown. Moto2™ Champions and race winners have also gone on to have incredible success in MotoGP™, breaking records and taking titles, victories and podiums.
Moto3™ replaced the 125cc World Championship as the lightweight class two years later, in 2012. Since then, some of the closest top 15 Grand Prix finishes of all time have happened in Moto3™, with races often won by millimetres and records broken week in, week out.
Dunlop also supports the stars of tomorrow, supplying tyres to the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup, Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup, Honda British Talent Cup and Northern Talent Cup, playing a vital role on the Road to MotoGP™.
With Moto2™ and Moto3™ now confirmed to continue racing on Dunlop tyres for at least another three years, more history is doubtless just around the corner.
Ben Hoge, General Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe:
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Dorna Sports to remain the exclusive tyre supplier to the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships for at least another three years. Both series are integral to Dunlop Motorsport’s activities and allow us to develop technology for our expanding range of road and track tyres. Dorna Sports has an excellent platform for finding and supporting the star riders of tomorrow and we’re excited to remain a part of it.”
Pau Serracanta, Managing Director, Dorna Sports:
“We are delighted to announce that Dunlop will remain the tyre supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes, extending our partnership until 2023. Dunlop have been a cornerstone of the incredible success of Moto2 and Moto3 since each began, and the results speak for themselves as we continue to see spectacular racing every weekend. I look forward to more history being made together over at least the next three years.”