Dunlop Riders Claim 4 Podiums in San FranThursday, January 31, 2008 | 9:39 AM
Buffalo, NY: The weather was cold and wet in San Francisco, but that did little to dampen the spirits—and accomplishments—of the many Dunlop racers on hand at the fourth round of the AMA Supercross series in San Francisco. Despite the difficult weather conditions, Dunlop riders captured four of the six podium positions including 1-2 finishes in the Supercross Lites West class by Yamaha of Troy’s Jason Lawrence and Xtreme Team Green Pro Lites Kawasaki pilot Tommy Hahn, respectively. Subsequently, in the rain-drenched Supercross race, Torco Racing Fuels Honda pilot Kevin Windham claimed the runner-up spot, with Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps following in third to round out the podium.
Perhaps the most surprising piece of news for the evening was that all four Dunlop podium finishers chose to use readily available, standard-production front tires during the race—predominantly the D756F-RR. In fact, of the 24 Dunlop riders who qualified for the evening’s two main events, 22 selected production front tires, with 21 choosing the D756F-RR and one rider aboard the D742F.
Such a strong vote of confidence by so many of the best riders in the world speaks volumes about the outstanding performance of Dunlop tires. For all riders, whether you race in a stadium on Saturday or ride the trails Sunday, Dunlop offers a wide selection of tires to meet all needs.
About Dunlop Tires
Dunlop Tires is the largest supplier of original equipment and replacement motorcycle tires in the U.S. and the only manufacturer of motorcycle tires in North America. With North American operations headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Dunlop has been making and selling high-quality tires in the U.S. since 1923. For more information, visit www.dunlopmotorcycle.com
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