The Michelin MX Nationals has been a staple championship in the motocross industry, growing and growing each year with popularity and structure.
Since it’s debut year in 2014 and particularly over the last couple of years, even through the pandemic, the series has gone from strength to strength. The ‘free to view’ live stream of the championship and classes catering for varying abilities from the 85cc youth class up to the ‘Fastest 40’ pro adults have proved popular with riders and fans alike.
Now with the continued partnership between Michelin and the MX Nationals the championship is in the strongest position it’s ever been to push on and make more improvements as MX Nationals director Paul Irwin explains.
“Obviously we’re delighted that Michelin have agreed to remain title partner of the championship. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are with the series today if it wasn’t for their continued support. Since we started back in 2014 we’ve grown steadily and improved in many ways.”
“The last two years have been tough due to Covid but we’ve come through them and the championship has reached a level where it’s time to really push on to a higher level across the board. We always want to evolve and improve and now I feel we’re at a point where we can do that in confidence. The partnership with Michelin allows us a firm base on which to do that, so it’s full steam ahead for 2022 and beyond. We’re extremely grateful for their continued and loyal support in helping us to try and raise the bar.”
Andy James, Michelin Marketing Manager for Motorcycles is also happy with the development of the championship and the company’s continued involvement. “Motorsport is obviously very close to our heart and important to our business. For us it’s always good to see someone with a podium cap stood on the top step but we don’t want to stop there with our success.”
“Obviously we’ve worked with Paul and the MX Nationals for many years now, not just on supporting the series but also with help on our motocross tyre development and I’m pleased to say we’ll be bringing out a new MX tyre next year. For us to promote our motocross tyres there’s no better place than being involved with a premier U.K championship like the MX Nationals.”
“The team are great to work with and what we like is every year they come up with something new and are always evolving, whether it’s the first in the U.K to have the mesh start pads, the free to view live stream, which has been absolutely brilliant or the Straight Rhythm. They’re always pushing the envelope and we just think it’s the most professional and premium motocross championship in the country and we’re proud to be associated with it. We’re excited about next year’s championship, the plans the team have for it and to continue supporting it as much as we can.”