Michelin Tyre


 It has been formally announced that Michelin Tyres will remain as the title sponsor for the MX Nationals in 2016, with the series known as the Michelin MX Nationals.

Having supported the series since its beginning, Michelin is keen to continue to show its dedication to the sport and the impressive British motocross racing scene in general.

With some fantastic venues already lined up, such as Hawkstone Park and Canada Heights, the 2016 series is set to offer some explosive MX racing action. The Michelin team will be present at all rounds and details of their technical rider support and tyre fitment service are due to be released in the New Year.

Paul Irwin, Director of MX Nationals said “The team at MX Nationals are delighted to have Michelin as our title sponsor in 2016. We have always received a high level of support from Michelin over the years and certainly riders and spectators alike will not have failed to notice the 20 foot tall Michelin Man or ‘Bibendum’ at each of this year’s rounds – we are certainly looking forward to welcoming him back for 2016!”

The Michelin Cup
To celebrate the partnership, Michelin has also announced the continuation of the Michelin Cup - a new competition for all riders within the 2016 Championship. Any rider in any class will have the chance to win some fantastic prizes provided they are racing on Michelin tyres. This is a unique opportunity to see an 85cc rider effectively competing against a Pro. Points will be awarded per race, and will be monitored throughout the season to produce the overall Michelin Cup winner at the end of the series. Further details and prizes will also be announced in the New Year.

Michelin Marketing Manager, James Dimmock said “We at Michelin are committed in our support of the British off-road racing scene, and are excited at the chance to be involved with the very talented riders competing in the 2016 Michelin MX Nationals. We already have a comprehensive range of off-road tyres designed specifically to meet the needs of different terrains and we’re confident that our association with the MX Nationals will allow many more motocross riders to discover the advantages of riding on Michelin tyres.”

Dates have been confirmed for each of the six rounds in the 2016 Michelin MX Nationals, with only one final venue yet to be announced.

  • Round 1 – 5th/6th March – Preston Docks
  • Round 2 – 9th & 10th April – Landrake
  • Round 3 – 28th/29th May – TBA
  • Round 4 – 23rd & 24th July – Canada Heights
  • Round 5 – 13th & 14th August – Wakes Colne
  • Round 6 – 3rd & 4th September – Hawkstone Park

For more information about the 2016 Michelin MX Nationals visit www.mxnationals.co.uk or to find out more about the extensive range of Michelin Off-Road tyres check out the handy tyre selector at moto.michelin.co.uk .


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