Mitas sponsoring 8 Speedway Grand Prix riders
Mitas reports that it has signed sponsorship agreements with eight riders competing in the 2018 FIM Speedway Grand Prix, which decides the 73rd FIM Speedway World Championship. The Trelleborg Group company will serve as a tyre sponsor for Jason Doyle (2017 World Champion), Patryk Dudek, Tai Woffinden (2013 and 2015 World Champion), Bartosz Zmarzlik, Emil Sayfutdinov, Matej Žagar, Martin Vaculik and Przemyslaw Pawlicki.
“Speedway racing was always at the heart of Mitas, as our motorsport roots were born in this discipline,” says Ksenija Bitenc, director of Mitas Motorcycle Tyres. “We are delighted that many of the best world speedway riders still recognise Mitas as the only tyre choice. This is reflected in the fact that we are also the official tyre supplier for British Speedway League.”
The Mitas tradition in manufacturing of speedway tyres dates back to 1947. The current range of Mitas speedway tyres consists of seven different tread patterns developed for different types of speedway racing. During this season season, Mitas sponsored riders will race on the Mitas SW-07, which was developed with and improved upon in partnership with top speedway riders.
This year’s Speedway Grand Prix gets under way on Saturday in Warsaw. The ten-round championship comes to the UK for round five, the British Speedway Grand Brix, which takes place in Cardiff on 21 July.