Maxxis Reviews its Sporting Year
Maxxis has reported a successful motorsport year thanks to its high profile sponsorship of motocross and participation in the British Superbikes and a top European drifting series. The brand has continued to make strides forward in cycle sports and – proving that it truly has arrived has even featured in an off-road racing computer game.
Maxxis has been a major supporter of British motocross and this season’s ACU British Motocross Championship. The competition’s events aired regularly on Sky Sports, and once again delivered some first class action. Riding for CAS Honda, reigning MX1 class champion Billy MacKenzie, 24, dominated the field to take his second successive domestic title, while fellow Scot Shaun Simpson, 20, clinched the MX2 title – his first national adult championship – riding for KTM UK.
Maxxis-sponsored teams fared well, with ARB Tuning Kawasaki’s Mark Jones and Jamie Lewis finishing fourth and joint 10th in the MX1 class respectively, while Kawasaki Relentless Suzuki MX rider Lewis Gregory put in some solid performances to round out the top ten in the MX2 class. In addition to taking title sponsorship of arguably Europe’s strongest motocross series, Maxxis sponsored the 2008 MXY2 Championship and continued as a major sponsor of and official tyre supplier to Team Green.