Josh Herrin and the New Dunlop Sportmax Slick Wins at Road America with Record Setting Lap Time

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA – June 7, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The all-new Dunlop Sportmax Slick has been breaking track records left and right and its appearance at Road America was no exception. The new Buffalo, NY built tire continues to impress MotoAmerica racers and Josh Herrin showed what he and these new tires can accomplish in Elkhart Lake! In qualifying the Warhorse HSBK Racing Ducati rider put his Panigale V4 R on pole position with a 2:09.11, surpassing the 2:11.65 he did in Q1 and breaking the all-time lap record of 2:09.62 Cameron Beaubier set on Friday.

The new Sportmax Slicks are Dunlop’s latest in high-performance race tires. Available in 17″, 12″, and 10″ sizes, the Sportmax Slicks have been updated with new profiles, compounds, and construction to make the most advanced road race tires Dunlop has ever produced. Dunlop’s Sportmax Slicks are the Official tires of the MotoAmerica series and will remain the official tire supplier of MotoAmerica through 2025, continuing the partnership since 2015.

“We are extremely satisfied with how these new Sportmax Slicks have been performing.” said Anthony Romo- Dunlop’s Senior Road Race Tire Technician. “We put a lot of time and effort into developing this new tire to allow all racers to perform at their highest level. We are blown away with how fast and comfortable these riders are on with these new Sportmax Slicks”

After finishing on the podium in race one, Herrin turned up the heat on Sunday for race two, leading from the start after some tight battles and then taking the win by over two seconds. This being his first win of the season and ninth Superbike win of his career, but that wasn’t enough for the longtime Dunlop rider. The icing on the cake was Herrin breaking his own track record set in Q2 with an impressive 2.09.02 on the very last lap!

“The whole MotoAmerica racing program is extremely important to all of us at Dunlop Motorcycle Tires,” said Mike Buckley, Dunlop Sr. Vice President of Sales/Marketing. “With having our production plant here in Buffalo, we have the ability to produce race and production tires right here in the U.S. for U.S. racing and the U.S market. The new Sportmax Slick is a true testament to the hard work our Road Race team puts in, day in and day out! Then to see Josh throw down a heater on the last lap, setting a new all-time lap record, it really shows that we knocked this new product right out of the park!”.

The MotoAmerica series will head to The Ridge Motorsports Park on June 23-25 and expect more record setting lap times with the new Dunlop Sportmax Slick.

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