Courtesy of Pirelli
Pirelli Partners with New Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki Team for 2016
Team Will Represent Brand’s First Foray into Regional 250SX Class Competition
Rome, Ga. (USA) January 8, 2016 – With the start of the 2016 Monster
Energy Supercross season on the horizon, Pirelli announced today a
partnership with the newly formed Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki (MCSS)
team. The partnership marks the brand’s first foray into the
ultra-competitive 250SX Class.
Making his return to the 250SX Class for the first time since 2009
and spearheading the effort is California native Jimmy Albertson, who
will contest the East Region alongside rookie Josh Osby. Out West,
veteran Kyle Cunningham will team up with rookie Mark Worth, with both
riders kicking off the season Saturday night in Anaheim.
“When talking with Jimmy and the race team about a tire brand to
partner with, Pirelli was of strong interest after seeing the increases
they have made in developing their motocross tires,” said Mark Rodgers,
Director of Brand Marketing for Motorcycle Superstore. “We look forward
to sharing with our customers how the race team developments transfer
back into the tires we offer through the website for everyday riders.”
With the MCSS team racing the Suzuki RMZ250F for the 2016 season,
Pirelli has the unique opportunity to further refine its technical
expertise for Suzuki models with the valuable feedback from all four
team riders. Pirelli also supports Joe Gibbs Racing’s Autotrader/Monster
Energy/Yamaha effort and the BTO Sports/WPS/KTM team in the 450SX
Class, receiving critical input on performance from each rider.
“We’re looking forward to taking the next step in product development
and technical knowledge with the help of these talented 250SX Class
racers,” said Josh Whitmire, National Account Manager USA/Canada, Off
Road Race Manager for Pirelli. “The partnership with Motorcycle
Superstore and Suzuki makes great sense for all involved as we focus on
supporting the sport and the motorcycle industry in general.”
Throughout the season fans can enter to win an exclusive VIP
experience with the MCSS team when purchasing Pirelli MX tires and
entering at Motorcycle-Superstore.com.
2016 racing action from Angel Stadium kicks off this Saturday,
January 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. PT and can be viewed on FOX SPORTS 1. Check
local listings for channel information.
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