Husqvarna’s MXGP Team to be Backed by Acclaimed International Manufacturer for the Next Three Years
November 30, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Dunlop Tyres. The agreement will see the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP team benefit from the renowned tyre brand’s innovative motocross products through to the end of the 2021 season.
For more than a century, Dunlop has been associated with breakthroughs in motorcycle tyre technology. With engineers and designers across Europe, Japan and North America, Dunlop boast a truly global R&D operation with innovations quickly put to the toughest test of all – racing.
Their passion for performance has earned Dunlop a reputation as a race and championship-winning brand. Continuing to push the boundaries of technological evolution, Dunlop use feedback collected from top-level international motocross competition to further improve their products.
This new technical partnership with Dunlop Tyres ensures that all Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP team riders will enjoy the benefits of the latest and highly versatile line-up of Dunlop Geomax motocross-specific tyres, for all their training and competitive needs aboard their Husqvarna machines.
Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles: “We are proud to have Dunlop as the official tyre supplier for our Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team for the next three years. As a globally acclaimed brand, Dunlop has an incredible history of innovation together with enormous success in the motorsports segment. With them we share the same vision for continued development and growth and I believe this will be an extra asset that will further strengthen our efforts going into the 2019 series and beyond.”
Antti Pyrhönen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team manager: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Dunlop Tyres. We would of course like to thank our previous tyre supplier for their good support during the last few years but now we’re starting an exciting new partnership. As a team, we always want our riders to have the best material and products, to help them achieve their sporting goals. I strongly believe Dunlop are capable of ensuring this. Their latest line-up of Geomax tyres feature a wide selection of products for every terrain and conditions, which is exactly what we’re looking for. We’re pleased to have Dunlop as our official tyre partner and together we look forward to a strong 2019 MXGP campaign.”
Wim Van Achter – Manager at Dunlop Motorsport: “All of us at Dunlop are delighted to be aligned with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team. It’s an honour to see such a professional team select our range of Geomax tyres to fulfil their ambitious plans at the pinnacle of global motocross competition. We will always be there to provide complete technical support and help Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team riders select the ideal tyre combination for each moto. From our latest and highly versatile MX33 tyre with its wide scope of performance to the rest of our innovative line-up, we will do our best to help team riders find the right tyre for every kind of terrain.”
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH