The following is from Dunlop…

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires continues to be the official tire support for MotoAmerica racing and is launching a new program to support amateur road racers.

In addition to being the official tire of MotoAmerica, since its inception in 2015, Dunlop will expand its very successful Team Dunlop Motocross and Flat Track program in 2025 to include select amateur Road Racers. 

Team Dunlop was formed 18 years ago to help amateur motocross racers obtain tire support and receive more exposure, so they could chase their goals of becoming professional racers. Today, the Team Dunlop Elite amateur motocross program has successfully helped many riders make a transition to the professional ranks, including Eli Tomac, Adam Cianciarulo, Chase Sexton, Justin Barcia, Haiden Deegan, Ashley Fiolek, Ryder DiFrancesco, Austin Forkner, Garrett Marchbanks, and Aaron Plessinger.

The Team Dunlop Road Race program will kick off at the Mission Mini Cup by Motul National Final August 9-11 at Road America. Riders will be given the chance to earn the first 2 Team Dunlop Elite sponsorships for the 2025 season. As a member in the Team Dunlop Elite program, riders will receive unique benefits including but not limited to: free allocated tire supply from Dunlop, inclusion in a national Dunlop ad and press release, listed on the Team Dunlop website, exclusive Team Dunlop apparel, Dunlop Canopy, Dunlop Tire Stickers, special services at road racing events along with additional amateur national events, social media features and possible tire testing opportunities in the future.

During the 2024 Mission Mini Cup by Motul National Final, the winner of the MiniCup 160 and 190 classes will be awarded the first two Team Dunlop Elite program sponsorships. The remaining Team Dunlop Elite sponsorships will be selected in a few unique ways this winter. Within the next few weeks, Dunlop will announce how racers can apply for sponsorship opportunities and when they will begin accepting applications.

Dunlop hopes the new Team Dunlop Road Race Elite program will assist riders in their journey to the professional ranks, just as their motocross alumni have over the years.

“We are very excited to expand our Team Dunlop Elite program to amateur road racing,” said Chad Geer, Dunlop’s Director of Motorycle Product, Marketing and Motorsports. “We have been wanting to do this for years, but now with the support and backing from MotoAmerica to help create a U.S. national amateur series that will help develop amateur road racers into becoming professionals, we decided now was the perfect time to kick it off. The Team Dunlop Elite amateur motocross program is one of the most successful programs in the country, so we are looking forward to making the Team Dunlop Road Race program just as prestigious.”

“This program has been in the works for some time, so I am ecstatic that it is becoming a reality,” said Cori Maynard, Amateur Road Race Support Manager and Motorsports Logistics Coordinator for Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. “I am looking forward to working with the riders and their families and seeing how their road race careers progress.

To apply or inquire about Dunlop’s new road race amateur support program, go to