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KTM awards Dunlop a top supplier award

KTM has announced that Goodyear EMEA, the owner of the Dunlop brand across the region, has been awarded a Grade A supplier rating in the Austrian company’s latest evaluation audit.    

The performance motorcycle manufacturer will present its Supplier Quality Excellence Award in recognition of the tyre company’s work across product design and development, manufacturing, supply chain, administration and sales functions. 

KTM recently selected Dunlop Geomax MX33 as the original equipment (OE) fitment for every motorcycle in its motocross range, from the flagship 450 SX-F down to the lightweight two-stroke KTM 125 SX and junior range. 

Husqvarna, a KTM Group company, also selected this race-winning tyre for its entire range. These two motocross manufacturers selected Geomax MX-33 after extensive comparison testing.  Geomax MX-33 is designed for soft, mud and intermediate terrains, and its versatility allows KTM and Husqvarna riders the opportunity to push hard in changing surface conditions. 

Miguel Morais, Original Equipment Manager, Dunlop Motorcycle Europe said: “We are delighted that KTM recognises our work. From producing innovative tyres through to supporting their network with professional backup support, our focus is always to deliver for our partners. KTM sets exacting standards and we are proud to deliver high performance together.” 

The award for business partnership and collaboration is also reflected in the performance of the companies on track. KTM had a successful 2021 motorsport season, winning the Moto3TM World Championship with Pedro Acosta and the AMA Supercross Championship with Cooper Webb. Both riders used Dunlop tyres, demonstrating the performance of KTM and Dunlop partnerships in top-level motorsport. 

About Dunlop

Dunlop Europe is one of the world's leading manufacturers of motorcycle tyres with an impressive track record of motorsport successes. Dunlop Europe is a technical partner of leading Endurance World Championship teams, the official tyre supplier to the FIM Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships 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.