Metzeler Riders Are Happy Riders

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Can a manufacturer be too enthused about its products? Probabaly not, if you're asking us. We'd rather get enthusiastic press releases from a company who's proud of their products than one who churns out releases as some form of job-justification, relaying second-hand facts about nothing impressive at all.

Metzeler's PR guys send us tons of releases about this win and that win, and we rarely ever get the chance to run them. But doing so well recently against the big Dunlop boys in AMA competition is no small feat, so...

from the press release:

Maybe it?s time for Metzeler to re-think its decision about not ?officially? campaigning its new Rennsport DOT radial in AMA competition. The company?'s 2001 racing program put its emphasis on such programs as Formula-USA, WERA and CCS racing instead.

The new tire won its third AMA national in a row, taking first, second, and three of the top five spots in last weekend'?s Road Atlanta 750cc Supersport final. All of the top Road Atlanta finishers were repeats from the AMA Sears Point national the week before...Mike Ciccotto, this time riding for the Metzeler-sponsored Hooters Suzuki team, grabbed the lead on the red-flag 750 Supersport re-start and won pulling away by a margin of almost five seconds. At Sears Point, Ciccotto won the Pro Thunder final on his Metzeler-equipped Hal?s Performance Advantage-sponsored Buell. Arclight Suzuki?'s Brian Parriott, who won the Sears Point 750cc final, finished second at Road Atlanta, again on Rennsports. And Roadracing World?'s Chris Ulrich took a fifth at Road Atlanta to go with his fourth at Sears Point.

So in the last two AMA nationals, Metzeler has now amassed two wins, a second, a fourth and two fifths.

The Metzeler Rennsport DOT race tires are distributed by Parts Unlimited and a select group of race vendors. Contact Metzeler Motorcycle Tires North America at (610) 524-2190 for the nearest vendor.

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