Assen, Netherlands,
24
September
2019
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02:44 PM
Europe/Amsterdam

Dunlop reflect on strong season ahead of the MXoN

  • MXGP riders praise Dunlop for their continuous tyre development

  • Dunlop helped MXGP teams to multiple race victories and podiums 

  • The Geomax MX-33 tyre has contributed to improved bike traction and durability

Dunlop’s continuous tyre development and newly developed Geomax MX-33 tyre have been praised by back to back FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) overall race winners Standing Construct KTM ahead of the 2019 Motocross of Nations (MXoN).

Held at the TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands, the MXoN is an annual motocross race billed as the ‘Olympics of Motocross’, as countries compete for the ultimate prize in the sport. 

Similar to the Eurocircuit Valkenswaard, Netherlands and Lommel in Belgium, the MXoN features a sand terrain that gives Dunlop team’s the option to use the combination of MX-33 front tyre and MX-12 rear to provide enhanced grip on a loose surface.

Standing Construct - Dunlop partnership

Having switched to Dunlop at the start of the MXGP 2019 season, Standing Construct has had a strong late resurgence. Their riders have celebrated five victories from the last nine races, most notably Dutch rider Glenn Coldenhoff taking back to back overall victories in Italy and Sweden.

Standing Construct KTM, Team Owner, Tim Mathys describes Dunlop’s impact on the team, “The Geomax MX-33 tyre has improved the bike’s traction in the slow corners and given the rider's confidence on hardpack and sand surfaces. Dunlop’s mousse technology and continuous development have contributed to Glenn Coldenhoff’s success in Italy and Sweden.

"We are very happy to have Dunlop as our tyre supplier and we look forward to working with them in the future and to celebrate more success.”

Coldenhoff states, “Since moving to Dunlop I have seen a huge improvement on hardpack tracks. The MX-33 has given me more grip and more traction, the technology has translated to overall victories which I am very happy about.

"With the help of Dunlop’s MX-33 tyre, we were able to secure race victory and a second-place in China. This strong result in the final round leapfrogged us up to third place in the World Championship standings.”

Dunlop’s MXGP tyre technology

The all-new MX-33 off-road tyre is the first-ever Dunlop tyre to be developed to suit soft, mud and intermediate terrain. Designed with reinforced shoulder blocks and Progressive Cornering Block Technology the tyre is substantially more durable and provides stability in the corners. This technology has given riders more traction and confidence on hardpack and sand terrains.

Eddy Seel, Dunlop’s MXGP Event Leader describes Dunlop’s tyre technology, "The new MX-33 tyre has been a revelation for the MXGP teams. Developed with Progressive Cornering Block Technology, Multiple Block Distribution and a Carcass Tension Control System, the tyre will have the stability and durability to cope with all terrains.”

MXGP teams praise Dunlop’s tyre development

Throughout 2019 Dunlop have been supplying MXGP teams with the latest developments in tyre technology and providing the very best service throughout an intense MXGP season.

Antti Pyrhönen, Team Manager, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, “The newly designed Dunlop tyre has given the riders more absorption on the jumps, improved traction and acceleration. The biggest impact on the new tyre technology is the increased cornering speed and stability mid-corner.”

The MXoN is held at the TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands on the 29th of September.

About Dunlop

Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of Suzuki Endurance Race Team and Honda Racing in motorcycle Endurance World Championship Racing, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championship and the most successful tyre brand in the history of the Isle of Man TT. Off-road, Dunlop is the choice of MXGP race winners and champions. On four wheels, Dunlop is the most successful tyre manufacturer in the history of the Le Mans 24h race.