Top MXGP teams choose Dunlop in bid for championship success
- Seven teams across MXGP and MX2 on Dunlop in 2023
- Three leading WMX riders choose Dunlop
- MXGP at the forefront of motocross tyre development
The FIM Motocross World Championship season begins this weekend with some of the series’ top teams and riders once again equipped with Dunlop. Dunlop goes into 2023 with the expectation of victories and podiums with the race-winning performance of its tyre range already proven.
The World Championship begins at Villa La Angostura, Argentina on 12th March. The 19-round season will visit 17 countries, underlining a packed schedule that will take the championship to many destinations across Europe, South America and Asia, including a brand new venue in the Vietnamese province of Thanh Hoa on 17th September. The United Kingdom will host the final round on 1st October at Matterley Basin.
Dunlop will support seven teams across MXGP and MX2. In MXGP, Kawasaki Racing Team continues with Dunlop, looking to add to its tally of victories. Its riders, 2015 MXGP champion Romain Febvre and up-and-coming talent Mitch Evans, will each aim to take multiple victories and contend for the title.
Long-time Dunlop team Standing Construct has switched to Honda bikes for its riders Pauls Jonass and 2022 Lommel winner Brian Bogers, who will be looking for more success in 2023. Furthermore, privateer outfit JWR Honda Racing has chosen Dunlop for its riders Alvin Östlund and Hardi Roosiorg.
MX2 teams gearing up for another season
Dunlop will equip four MX2 teams this year, including Husqvarna’s factory Nestaan team with riders Roan van de Moosdijk, Lucas Coenen and Kay de Wolf. Joining them are Kawasaki teams F&H and Big Van World MTX, as well as KTM privateer Jan Pancar.
Dunlop teams in all classes will predominantly race with the Geomax MX14 and MX33 designs for sand/mud and intermediate surfaces, respectively.
WMX Motocross World Championship: Duncan aiming for a fourth world title
The FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship will visit six MXGP venues in 2023. Three-time champion Courtney Duncan has chosen Dunlop once again as she hopes to retake the title. Six-time champion Kiara Fontanesi makes her return to the series and, along with 15-year-old Lotte van Drunen, will also race on Dunlop tyres in the closely contested championship which starts in Sardegna on 26th March and concludes in Turkey on 3rd September.
Wim Van Achter, Motorsport Manager, Dunlop: “We are looking forward to yet another season of action from the finest motocross riders in the world. Dunlop is proud to support a large proportion of the field in MXGP, MX2 and WMX, and we are looking ahead to developing race-winning products that are tried and tested by our riders. The innovations that are proven on the finest motocross circuits in the world are passed down to our customers, meaning riders of all skill levels can experience the same technology as MXGP race winners. We’re happy that many of the best motocross teams have chosen Dunlop to support them in 2023, and wish each of them every success ahead of the opening round of the season.”
Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of motorcycle tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of leading Endurance World Championship teams, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions.