Metzeler to be official tyre supplier for FIM Supermoto World and European Championship
Metzeler will be the sole supplier for the world's top S1GP series and the European S4 series, as well as the Supermoto of Nations; its RaceTec SM tyres are specifically developed for supermotard machines
The Metzeler tyre brand has been selected as the official tyre supplier for the FIM Supermoto World and European Championship and for the FIM Supermoto of Nations.
XIEM, the company that manages the television, marketing and promotional rights of these competitions, has chosen the German tyre brand as partner and sole supplier for the three-year period 2023-2025. All the teams and riders in the S1GP world category and the European S4 class, as well as in the competition for nations, will use Metzeler RaceTec SM tyres.
Metzeler RaceTec SM tyres which have been specifically developed for supermotard machines, with latest generation racing compounds and profile for the most effective ‘straight’ and sideways riding. The compounds have a high silica content to offer quick warm-up and, at the same time, optimised abrasion resistance.
The tread pattern has grooves ‘across’ the central section of the tyre to ensure greater mechanical grip on off-road track sections, while the mid-lean grooves have been designed for quick and effective self-cleaning. All riders will be supplied with 17-inch K1 compound rear tyres. As for the front, participants in the S1GP category will have 16.5-inch tyres in K1 and K2 compounds, while those in the European S4 will also be able to mount 17-inch tyres in the same compounds.
Danilo Boccadolce, CEO of XIEM, said: "I am very proud and happy with the agreement reached with a prestigious brand such as Metzeler, one of the world leaders in the production of motorcycle tyres. An important choice that will bring added value to the competitions we manage and, more generally, to our discipline.”
Francesco Pietrangeli, Moto Marketing Director, Metzeler, commented: "We are satisfied to have added this exciting discipline to Metzeler's sporting activities. Supermoto is perfectly in the brand's strings because it is an activity with an important component of spectacular action thanks to the particular riding technique adopted and in which the performance offered by the tyres plays an important role."
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