PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Aug. 23, 2004) — AMA Pro Racing announced today that Dunlop will be the official tyre of the 2005 AMA Supermoto Championship.

AMA Pro Racing Vice President Andy Leisner said that Dunlop’s involvement in AMA Supermoto has been instrumental in the success of the new series. ‘We are delighted to name Dunlop as the Official tyre of the AMA Supermoto Championship,’ said Leisner. ‘When we introduced AMA Supermoto in 2003, Dunlop stepped in with unparalleled rider support as well as extensive tyre development. Their work helped the inaugural AMA Supermoto Championship get off to a strong start from a technical standpoint. Plus, with wins in both the 2003 AMA Supermoto and AMA Supermoto Unlimited Championship as well as the Gold Medal in X Games Supermoto X, Dunlop is clearly the leader in Supermoto tyres.’

Dunlop officials confirmed that the company will offer expanded rider support at each round of the 2004 AMA Supermoto Championship.

Dunlop Vice President, Mike Buckley says the company is proud to support the growing sport of Supermoto. ‘Supermoto is one of the hottest things in motorcycling right now,’ said Buckley. ‘Our participation has been good for our business and we plan on continuing our strong support of the category.’

The 2004 AMA Supermoto Championship begins this weekend in Copper Mountain, Colo., with a doubleheader event. The seven-round series concludes in Las Vegas, Nev., at the AMA Red Bull Supermoto A Go Go in November. Outdoor Life Network (OLN) will telecast the championship on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 P.M. EST beginning Sept. 29.

Contacts :
Connie Fleming at 614-856-1900 (Ohio)
Kerry Graeber at 818-245-1201 (Calif.)