Motorcross 1-2 for Dunlop in Australian MX Nationals

01 August 2011

After nine gruelling rounds of the 2011 Australian MX Nationals, Dunlop has celebrated a 1-2 result with the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team in the premier Pro Open Championship.

A crowd of more than 5,000 fans packed into Queensland's Coolum Pines circuit to watch the season finale on July 30-31, which saw Jay Marmont take out his fourth consecutive title ahead of teammate Josh Coppins. Coppins had come into the last round leading the series; however he damaged his shoulder in the third race of the event and was unable to continue after crashing out when another rider came down in front of him.

Marmont however, mastered the track - which was sandy loam in some sections and hard in other sections - to take out both the round and series, with his Dunlops handling the tricky conditions with ease.

"Dunlop would like to congratulate Jay (Marmont), Josh (Coppins) and the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team on their brilliant results in the 2011 Australian MX Nationals," said Dunlop National Motorcycle & Motorsport Manager Ken Wieden.

"Our strong collaboration with the team has delivered the outcome we were all hoping for and you could see the traction of the Dunlop tyres throughout. Jay and Josh were consistently the fastest on track, with superior traction and cornering grip over most of the field.

"At Dunlop we are extremely proud of our contribution to CDR Rockstar Yamaha's win. It really highlights the performance of our products in the motorcycle market and all the hard work and effort we put into our tyre development."

The Australian MX Nationals utilise an open tyre regulation meaning that all tyre manufactures can compete in the series. The success of the CDR Rockstar Yamaha team in the premier Pro Open class highlights the domination of the team, the riders and the Dunlop tyres.

2011 Australian MX Nationals - Pro Open Championship

1. Jay Marmont CDR Rockstar Yamaha DUNLOP

2. Josh Coppins CDR Rockstar Yamaha DUNLOP

3. Billy MacKenzie Monster Energy Kawasaki MICHELIN

 

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Media contact:

Ken Wieden

 Dunlop National Motorcycle & Motorsport Manager
Phone: 0419 253 976
Email: ken_wieden@goodyear.com

James Peate

Goodyear & Dunlop Tyres Communications Manager
Phone: 03 8416 7319
Email: james_peate@goodyear.com

About Dunlop

Dunlop Tyres is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high and ultra high performance tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport success. Dunlop's extensive experience has led to innovative tyres designed for motorsport, everyday motoring, commercial, motorcycle and agricultural applications. Always looking to maximise driving pleasure, Dunlop offers all types of motorists the performance and durability of the latest tyre technologies. Many of the most prestigious automotive manufacturers fit Dunlop tyres as original equipment, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, AMG, Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rover, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Aprilia, Benelli, Buell, Derbi, Ducati, Harley Davidson, HRD, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, MV Agusta, Piaggio, Suzuki, Vertemati and Yamaha. For more information about Dunlop Tyres and its products, please visit www.dunloptyres.com.au

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