Dunlop has extended its agreement as exclusive tyre supplier for the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships.

Having dominated under open tyre rules in the former 125 and 250cc categories, Dunlop signed on for the exclusive roles when the 600cc four-stroke Moto2 class was created for 2010, then the 250cc four-stroke Moto3 category in 2012.

However, the length of the new deal was not disclosed, being described simply as "from the start of 2015" - although Dunlop's Sanjay Khanna spoke in terms of the "coming years":

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"The Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships are acknowledged by fans as two of the most exciting racing championships in the world. The intensity of the racing makes for compelling viewing. We look forward to increasing our promotion of these classes during the coming years in a way that will help increase the focus on the rising talent and quality of racing."

"We are delighted to continue our association with a name as experienced as Dunlop for both the intermediate and lightweight class tyre supply in the World Championship," added Dorna's Pau Serracanta. "The company has played a significant role in the development of both Moto2 and Moto3 since the individual classes were originated, paving the way to MotoGP for riders the calibre of Marc Marquez who has gone on to claim two premier class world crowns."

While Moto3 has open engine competition, Moto2 has used Honda control engines since its debut. The Honda-only deal will last until at least the end of 2018.