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Apr 1, 2019

MotoAmerica: Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike Program To Continue In 2019

Team Hammer's Chris Ulrich (18) giving a fan a ride on the Dunlop M4 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Two-Seat Superbike at Barber Motorsports Park in 2018. Photo by Brian J. Nelson.

The Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike Program is back in 2019 to once again provide representatives of the media, VIPs, and MotoAmerica fans the ultimate opportunity to gain an even greater appreciation of the sport.


Now entering its 19th year of operation -- and third in succession in partnership with Dunlop -- the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike Program provides a thrilling, up-close and personal on-track experience during race weekends that's generally only available to the elite competitors of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship.

Fans around the world are already well aware of the visceral and awe-inspiring nature of MotoAmerica racing, but there is simply no way to fully communicate the sheer speed and skill involved without actually rocketing down straights, sweeping through high-speed corners, and carving through chicanes on a full-blown MotoAmerica Superbike with a national caliber racer at the controls.

"This is the fourth year of the VIP and fan rides under the MotoAmerica banner, with donations going to the Roadracing World Action Fund, which raises money to buy and deploy soft barriers made by Airfence and Alpina," said Chris Ulrich, pilot of the Two-Seat Superbike. "For me, it's one of my most favorite things about going to the MotoAmerica races. The response has been incredible and it's an honor to share my sport with the fans. To get a shot at riding a Superbike at a high level, ripping down the front straight in front of the crowds on raceday ... it's a rush and there's nothing like it in most professional sports. Last year, we sold out at most tracks and we expect a similar response this season."

"The Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat program is a real hit at our events," said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. "There's no better way to show fans, media and VIPs what our sport is all about than putting them on the back of a Superbike. They always get off the bike smiling and with a total understanding and appreciation of what motorcycle road racing is all about and what it takes for our riders to actually race at speed."

Rob Montasser, Director of Sales at Dunlop, said, "We're extremely excited to be involved with the Dunlop M4 Suzuki Two-Seat Superbike Program once again in 2019. It's been a terrific success on every level, and we at Dunlop love having the opportunity to help grow the sport simply by showcasing how incredible it really is."

Once again, media, VIP and a limited number of fan rides will be available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of three-day MotoAmerica events and on Saturday and Sunday of two-day MotoAmerica events. Fan rides can be purchased as part of a ticket package, or separately with a donation to the Roadracing World Action Fund (RWAF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit focusing on improving racetrack safety through the deployment of soft barriers.

Tickets can be purchased online at https://motoamerica.com/tickets/ prior to each event

About Team Hammer

The 2019 season marks Team Hammer's 39th consecutive year of operating as a professional road racing team. Racebikes built and fielded by Team Hammer have won 70 AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National races, have finished on AMA Pro and MotoAmerica National podiums 202 times, and have won five AMA Pro National Championships, as well as two FIM South American Championships. The team has also won 135 endurance races overall (including seven 24-hour races) and 13 Overall WERA National Endurance Championships with Suzuki motorcycles, and holds the U.S. record for mileage covered in a 24-hour race. The team also competed in the televised 1990s Formula USA National Championship, famously running "Methanol Monster" GSX-R1100 Superbikes fueled by methanol, and won four F-USA Championships.

About MotoAmerica

MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series (created in 2014) that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey; ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland; motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges; and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit www.MotoAmerica.com.


About Dunlop Motorcycle Tires

Dunlop is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S.A. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycletires.com.
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