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Husqvarna choose Dunlop for World Championship MXGP attack

Dunlop and Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced an exciting new partnership today for the FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP). The agreement will see the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s MXGP team benefit from Dunlop’s innovative Geomax tyre range 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, the brand boasts a truly global R&D operation with its innovations quickly put to the toughest test of all - racing. The Geomax range has been used by race winners in both MXGP and North American Supercross racing in 2018.

A 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 ensure their Geomax range is at the cutting edge of performance.

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 – Motorsport Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe: "We are delighted and proud that a Factory Team such as Husqvarna has chosen Dunlop Geomax as a key part of their ambitious plans in MXGP. Dunlop has been chosen by MXGP winners in every one of the last five seasons. As with our other Technical Partners, we will provide full technical support to succeed at the highest level of the sport."

Luca Davide Andreoni - Marketing Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe:  "Husqvarna and Dunlop represent the perfect match of two iconic Motorsport Brands. We're really looking forward to supporting the team with our extensive product range, including our latest versatile Geomax MX33 with its wide scope of performance."