If you are a fan of the MotoGP or a World Superbike show, AMA Superbike racing, then you definitely know this feeling. The feeling when dozens of bikes spiral the last laps of the qualifying race and fight tight to the very finish. The growing excitement and enthusiasm lead bikers to seek the best finishing results to achieve the best pole position. While fans are all going crazy and cheer for their man to win… We’re just trying to say, that at this exact, closing part of the race, bike riders use the softest tires out there. These are the Qualifying tires – or simply the Qs.
MotoAmerica and Dunlop are bringing that excitement back to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship. Their recent announcement that the Q tires will be a part of Superpole 2 season made some waves! Dunlop’s qualifying tires will be employed beginning with the season kicker event. Which will occur at the Circuit of The Americas, April 8-10, in Austin, Texas.
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These extra soft qualifying tires are good for up to 5 laps, according to Dunlop Motorsports Technician Tony Romo. With two or three lapses to bring the tire to its optimal warm temperature and the hottest, 4th lap to qualify. Another lap is best to be used to get it back to the pit stop lanes. The numbers speak for themselves too. Using new Dunlop Q tires you will have an advantage of 1′ extra second per each racing lap.