News 20 Feb 2018

Pirelli becomes MX Nationals naming-rights partner

Fresh title sponsor for Australian Motocross Championship through 2019.

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MX Nationals organisers have announced that Pirelli will be the naming-rights partner of the championship from 2018 in a two-year deal announced this afternoon.

Pirelli – which is distributed by Link International alongside previous title sponsor Motul – has been a partner of the series since 2001, featuring as the official tyre of the MX Nationals for almost a decade.

“We have enjoyed our longstanding and strong relationship with Williams Event Management and the MX Nationals,” commented Link International marketing manager Mark Kelly. “The series is fundamental to Australian motocross and the development of the riders and sport.

“We are very proud to have Pirelli as the naming-rights partner for the series and look forward to working with the championship and riders who choose to ride on our Pirelli Scorpion MX Tyres throughout the season. We will also have available the new Scorpion MX32 Mid-Hard tyre, which has been developed with MXGP and AMA Supercross riders.”

Williams Event Management managing director Kevin Williams also made comment on the new partnership: “We are excited for the 2018 championship series. We have a few special plans that will be announced in the coming weeks and we are very excited to extend our partnership with Link International, in particular Pirelli tyres.”

The 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals will commence on 15 April at Newry in Victoria, with 10 rounds set to be hosted over eight weekends this season. Visit for further information.