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Apr 30, 2014

Dunlop Announces Details Regarding GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout/Arai Pacific Nationals At Sonoma Raceway

Dunlop is the official control tire supplier of the GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented by Yamaha. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

DUNLOP FAQ’s – 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented by Yamaha

Dunlop, the Official Tire for the 2014 GEICO Motorcycle Superbike Shootout Presented by Yamaha is pleased to offer the following information as a guide to competitors and teams participating in the series. For further information, please contact Dunlop personnel at the event.

1. What are the approved tires for each class?

RaceFuelZ Pro Superbike

Round 2 Sonoma Raceway

DRY ALLOCATION 6 FRONT 6 REAR

Dry Front

- 120/70R17 KR448 7455 (Med)

- 120/70R17 KR448 8477 (Med +)

Rear

- 200/55R17 KR451 2662 (Soft)

- 200/55R17 KR451 7455 (Med)

INTERMEDIATE ALLOCATION 3 FRONT 3 REAR

Intermediate Front – 120/70ZR17 D211GPA 7455

Rear – 190/60ZR17 D211GPA 7455

RAIN ALLOCATION 3 FRONT 3 REAR

Rain Front – 120/70R17 KR189 WA

Rear – 190/55R17 KR393 414

Dynojet Pro Sportbike

Round 2 Sonoma Speedway

DRY ALLOCATION 6 FRONT 6 REAR

Dry Front

- 120/70ZR17 D211GPA 7455 (Med)

- 120/70ZR17 D211GPA 8477 (Med +)

Rear

- 190/60ZR17 D211GPA 2662 (Soft)

- 190/60ZR17 D211GPA 7455 (Med)

Intermediate Same tires as Dry conditions

RAIN ALLOCATION 3 FRONT 3 REAR

Rain Front – 120/70R17 KR189 WA

Rear – 190/55R17 KR393 414

2. What are the tire prices?

RaceFuelZ Pro Superbike: All Tracks: $340/set ($155 Front/$185 Rear) + Sales Tax.

Dynojet Pro Sportbike: All Tracks: $320/set ($140 Front/$180 Rear) + Sales Tax.

These prices apply only to tires sold at Superbike Shootout Races. For personal Trackday tests contact your local Dunlop Race Tire Distributor for prices and availability.

3. How are tire sales and on-track tire usage verified?

Throughout the race weekend, Dunlop will maintain a continuously-updated record of tire sales for each rider. These records will be available to Superbike Shootout Racing for verification at any point during the race weekend.

Superbike Shootout will use a tire-sticker identification system to monitor actual on-track tire use for each competitor.

4. What about used tires?

Used tires from previous race weekends, practice, or testing may be used during a Superbike Shootout weekend (Friday-Sunday) as long these are the approved specs for the race event, these tires will count against the riders’ permitted weekend tire count shown in Item #2 (above).

5. What sales restrictions apply?

Race track sales are restricted to tires actually fitted to rims at the event. Tires will not be available at the track for “carry-away” sales.

6. What about returns?

No returns or compound exchanges will be accepted. Dunlop strongly recommends Riders and Teams to select their preferred compound choice wisely.

7. What Dunlop decals and patches are required on riders and bikes?

Riders are required to display 3 Dunlop patches on their leathers in all competition and practice, one on each upper front shoulder (in the clavicle/epaulet area) , and one in the lower back area (above the waistline).

All bikes must display at least two Dunlop decals on each side of any motorcycle used in all competition and practice. A 5 ½” vertical Dunlop decal must be placed on each lower fork leg or front fender. A second horizontal Dunlop decal measuring no less than 11”, must be placed in a highly-visible position on the fairing.

Riders and teams are not permitted to display the logos, canopies, banners, trademarks or brand identification of any other tire company.

Dunlop stickers, patches and decals will be available at the Dunlop Service and at Superbike Shootout technical inspection.

8. How do I buy tires?

Tires will be available for purchase at Superbike Shootout Events through Dunlop’s official race-tire distributor.