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Dec 6, 2017

​MotoAmerica: Top Teams, Dunlop Testing This Week At Thunderhill

The Monster Energy/Yamalube Yamaha team prepares to start testing Wednesday at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Photo by David Swarts, copyright Roadracing World Publishing, Inc.

Several top MotoAmerica teams and official control tire supplier Dunlop are testing this week on the 3.0-mile road course at Thunderhill Raceway Park, in Willows, California, north of Sacramento.

Participating in the test are M4 ECSTAR Suzuki’s Valentin Debise, Monster Energy/Yamalube Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier and Garret Gerloff, and Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias and Roger Hayden.

Monster Energy/Yamalube Yamaha also has four-time AMA Pro Superbike Champion turned test rider and rider coach Josh Hayes present.

Beaubier was the first rider to take to the track at 10:49 a.m., when the ambient temperature was 46 degrees F.

The test is scheduled to last until Friday, December 8, a day that will be dedicated to Dunlop tire testing. Additional teams and riders are expected to join the test on Friday.

The test is not open to the public.

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