METZELER ready for 2015 Road Racing season

by Joshua Close

German tyre manufacturer, METZELER, will once again have a big presence at all of the Road Racing events in 2015.

More than 15 riders have chosen to use Metzeler tyres for the new season, including Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Alistair Seeley.

Manufacturers such as BMW, Yamaha and Suzuki have also agreed deals to collaborate with the tyre manufacturer.

The decision to choose Metzeler in 2015 would have been influenced by their success last year, with their riders winning 11 times across the various events.

The new Road Racing season got underway today in Northern Ireland, with riders taking part in the North West 200.

Metzeler riders dominated the event last year, winning the Superbike, Supersport and Superstock races.

Riders joining the likes of Martin and Dunlop on Metzeler tyres for this event include Martin Jessopp, PBM Kawasaki’s Ian Hutchinson and Gary Johnson on the GBmoto Kawasaki.

After the conclusion of the North West 200 all of the attention will be on the Isle of Man TT, where the Metzeler Village will once again make an appearance.

The campsite, which opened in 2013, will offer fans the chance to see great racing action from the Quarterbridge corner, as well as a chance to see some of their racing heroes up close at the ‘TT Heroes’ evening.

Metzeler riders managed eight podiums at last year’s TT and will have a good chance of repeating that achievement in 2015, with nine riders using their tyres.

Once the TT has come to an end, focus will shift to the Southern 100 race meeting and the Ulster Grand Prix, which begins on August 3. Metzeler will be the title sponsor for the Ulster Grand Prix for the third successive season.

Top riders such as Martin and Dunlop will once again be using Metzeler tyres for both events.

The Road Racing season will then come to an end in November with the Macau Grand Prix.

PBM Kawasaki’s Stuart Easton dominated the 2014 edition of the famous event. Using Metzeler tyres, Easton kept his 100% record at the circuit, having won four races from four race starts.

The second and final day of racing at the North West 200 takes place this Saturday, with the action getting underway at 9:30am.

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