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Nov 7, 2002

Anthony Gobert Testing Rain Tires For Dunlop

<BR><BR>Copyright 2002, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.<BR><BR>Austin Ducati Racing's Anthony Gobert is wrapping up a three-day rain tire test today at Dunlop's test facility in Huntsville, Alabama.<BR><BR>Details of the test came from an e-mail from Dunlop National Road Race Manager Jim Allen.<BR><BR>Allen wrote, "Our UK-based Dunlop International MotoGP and WS'Bike colleagues wanted to do a wet tire test to explore some new ideas. Our Huntsville, AL test track has a sprinkler system which allows us to run in the ‘rain' conditions we choose. There is no available facility in Europe with similar capacity. Fortuitously, our recent agreement with Ducati Austin to use Dunlop again in 2003 and Anthony's trip to America to meet his team and prepare for the upcoming December Daytona tests, happened to coincide with our need to do this wet test. The team agreed to take part on fairly short notice and since Anthony is one of the best wet riders in the world, we were delighted when he agreed to take part as well. Anthony and our resident staff test rider, Danny Roberts, have tested now for two days and will conclude their tests this evening."<BR><BR>