With the MXGP season opener taking place in Argentina’s Patagonia province this weekend, Dunlop have announced a record number of teams will be riding on their Geomax rubber this year.
Nineteen extremely tough rounds await the riders in 2019, at some of the most spectacular tracks on the planet.
The final round will take place in Hong Kong on 22nd September, just a week before the Olympics of Motocross at Assen in the Netherlands.
In recent years, Dunlop have accelerated the pace of their motocross tyre development, which has attracted the attention of a number of major teams going in to 2019.
After extensive testing, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team have decided to sign a three year deal with Dunlop as their tyre partner. At the same time, Standing Construct KTM announced a switch to Dunlop for the 2019 season. With loyal Dunlop partners Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team and Wilvo Yamaha continuing their tyre partnerships in the MXGP class, it means that Dunlop has its strongest top-level line up in modern motocross history. Other MXGP teams opting to use Dunlop also include JWR Yamaha and Scandinavian Racing Sports, in a class that features three tyre companies battling for honours.
With five manufacturers going head-to-head in MX2, the ‘tyre war’ in that class is even more intense. Dunlop teams include Kemea Yamaha, Team Diga Procross, Bike It DRT Kawasaki, Hitachi KTM, REVO Husqvarna and Yamaha SM Action.
Dunlop Motorsport Manager, Wim van Achter, is proud of the growth in Dunlop use in top-level motocross:
“Both Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing and Standing Construct KTM tested Dunlop tyres on various forms of terrain before choosing to make the change. It is a strong validation of our latest Dunlop Geomax range, including the versatile multi-terrain MX-33.”
You can find out more about their full motocross tyre range here.