Dunlop counting down to its 2015 Moto2 & Moto3 seasons
With just one test remaining before the 2015 Moto2 and Moto3 seasons get underway, Dunlop riders are getting close to ready for more FIM Moto World Championship wheel to wheel track action. The latest tests for both Moto2 and Moto3 show that times could well be slashed compared to 2014.
Riders have had the chance to give the 2015 tyre specifications a thorough workout. February saw Moto2 and Moto3 testing at Valencia and Jerez with the fastest times breaking all four circuit lap records. The closest times were for Moto3 in Valencia where the top 14 riders, over the three days, were separated by less than one second. The top performers on both tracks were Moto3’s Fabio Quartararo and Johann Zarco in Moto2.
Three new 2015 specification tyres were introduced six months early at Misano and Aragon for the Moto2 riders back in 2014. The new specifications used in Misano (‘Hard 3’ and ‘Medium 2’) and Aragon (‘Soft 1’) were an immediate success. The Medium 2 and Hard 3 even had their first wins with Maverick Viñales taking the flag in Aragon using the front Medium 2 and Tito Rabat sporting the Hard 3 rear to win in Misano.
The 2015 specification Moto2 range consists of ‘Soft 1’, ‘Medium 2’, ‘Hard 3’ for front and rear with an additional rear-only ‘Special Hard 4’ option. Moto3’s Soft, Medium and Hard range remains unchanged.
Final preparations will take place in Jerez where Moto2 and Moto3 riders will ride in test sessions over three days commencing 17th March.
Simon Betney, International Event Manager, Dunlop Motorsport:
“We’ve seen some great times in testing so it’s looking good for another great season of racing. The calibre of riders just seems to get better and the competition is just so close. The new complete Moto2 2015 tyre range has been well received and we will be nominating the best two options for each round as usual. The new construction with multi-tread designs, are our best yet for performance, handling, rider feedback and durability.”
Source: Dunlop Motorsport