2 Factory-Supported Motocross Teams Ride on Maxxis Tyres
Two factory-supported teams competing in the 2008 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship have chosen Maxxis tyres. Relentless Suzuki MX and Twisted7.com/Moto/Animal are among 17 teams competing in the eight-round championship, which runs from March to September. Maxxis has signed up as title sponsor of what is widely acknowledged as the UK’s premier off-road motorcycle series until 2010.
Based in Rugeley, Staffordshire, the Relentless Suzuki MX team was set up by ex-rider Rob Hooper, who became a team manager in 1987 and has been running his own motocross outfit since 1991. Team rider Jamie Law, 21, is contesting the MX1 series on a Suzuki RM-Z450, while Scott Probert, 21, and Lewis Gregory, 22, are both using Suzuki RM-Z 250cc machines in the MX2 class.
Jeff Perrett formed the Twisted7.com/Moto/Animal team, which operates out of Bransgore, near Christchurch, in Dorset, three years ago. The team has four riders contesting this year’s Maxxis Championship, including 22-year old Richard Lawson – who took the British Youth Championship title and was Champion of Champion in 2003 – and Bryan MacKenzie, 23, who won the 60cc, 80cc, 100cc and 125cc British Youth Championships between 1995 and 2001 and finished 13th in the MX1 class in last year’s Maxxis British Championship, on Kawasaki 450cc machines.
“Maxxis is committed to supporting grass roots sport, especially motocross, where we have built a reputation for quality tyres riders can rely on, and we are delighted to be sponsoring two official factory teams in what is already shaping up to be a highly competitive championship,” says Maxxis International UK’s managing director Derek McMartin.