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Motorcycling - 15 Oct 2021
Galfer, the Spain-based automotive brake systems specialist, has been named an official sponsor of motorcycling's FIM Motocross World Championship (MXGP) and FIM Motocross of Nations until the end of the 2023 season.
The deal, agreed with Infront Moto Racing, the promoter of the two series', covers the end of the current season (which started in June and runs until 10 November) as well as the next two seasons.
From this season, Galfer will have a presence in both the paddock and race area, with the opportunity to provide staff and riders with information about its products and services, while also running autograph sessions with riders that represent it.
From next season, the brand will also run promotional activities at races and events.
Galfer’s braking systems are already widely used by teams throughout motorcycling, including in MXGP itself, MotoGP, and the Superbike World Championship.
The company also sponsors the FIM Borilli EnduroGP World Championship, several national championships, and, since August, the FIM International Six Days of Enduro, the international off-road race.
Ivo Martini Bristot, sales manager at Galfer, has said: "The decision to become an official sponsor of the Motocross World Championship and Motocross of Nations, as well as the Enduro and Trial World Championships, is more than just a strategic choice for Galfer.
"It confirms Galfer’s commitment and constant investment in the world of competition, where it has supported the research and development of products with ever-increasing performance, capable of satisfying the needs of both top riders and keen enthusiasts.”
David Luongo, chief executive of Infront Moto Racing, added: “This new partnership is confirming the trend of popularity of the MXGP World Championship in the Spanish market and its attraction as a global platform for the development of the Motorsport industry. We are sure that this partnership will bring both of our groups to new heights.”
Earlier this week, it was announced that Eurovision Services, the media services arm of the European Broadcasting Union, had extended its distribution agreement for properties organised by Infront Moto Racing, including MXGP, until 2024.
The partnership between the two organisations dates back to 1997, with the Infront Moto Racing name having been taken on last year after Infront, the international sports marketing agency, acquired the property as Youthstream in January 2019.
The deal means Eurovision Services will continue to manage the transmission of motocross events promoted by Infront Moto Racing, which include the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran's Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the FIM Europe Motocross Championship and the Motocross of European Nations.