"The one thing we've worked very, very hard at, the one thing we pride ourselves on, is supplying the same tires, same specification, to all of our contracted teams," Dunlop's Allen says. "Essentially in the case of Superbike, it's all the teams." In addition Dunlop allocates tires to Celtic Racing, Erion Honda, Graves Motorsports Yamaha, Matsushima Performance and others. For some privateers it can be the difference between racing and not racing. Erion Honda's Jake Zemke credits Dunlop for allowing him to continue racing in 1998 when he was on his own.