MADRID — The sanctioning body for the MotoGP World Championship has extended race tire supply contracts with Michelin Motorsport and Dunlop Motorsports for the global motorcycle racing series' various classes.
Dorna Sports S.L.'s deal with Michelin, for the series top class for 1,000cc prototype machines, is extended for five more years, through the 2023 season. The sanctioning body's deal with Dunlop, for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes (600cc and 250cc engine displacements, respectively), are through the 2020 season.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Michelin took over the supply contract for the series' top class in 2016 from Bridgestone Corp., which had been the series' spec tire supplier for 13 seasons.
"Michelin intends to use its continuing association with Dorna Sports to continue developing ever-safer and more competitive racing tires, as well as innovations that will go on to benefit our road tires," Michelin Motorsport Director Pascal Couasnon said.
Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta said his organization is "proud that our partnership will once again form the foundations of a further five years of stunning racing. This is fantastic news for the championship, teams and riders as we look to the future."