Corona, Calif., (December 1, 2005) ¿ With the 2006 Supercross and Motocross Seasons on the horizon, and as the team moves into a brand-new 11,500 sq/ft race shop, the MDK Motorsports team has been renamed the MDK/MotoSport.com/MSR Honda team after securing title sponsorship from MotoSport.com.
“We’re very happy that MotoSport has come on as a new title sponsor,” says team owner Mark Kvamme. “We will be introducing several new performance products in 2006 and working with MotoSport, the premiere retailer of parts and accessories to the motocross enthusiast, is very exciting.”
Bill Butcher, president of MotoSport.com, echoed the sentiment.
“MotoSport is a company known for carrying high-quality, high-performance, brand-name products,” says Butcher, “and the knowledge that MDK is developing a line of performance products made this sponsorship a natural fit for MotoSport.”
The MDK/MotoSport.com/MSR Honda team will debut this Saturday, December 3, in Toronto at the opening round of the AMP’D World Supercross GP Series, with rider Nick Wey on board the #27 CRF450R. Nick was the highest-placing privateer in the 2005 Supercross Series before a knee injury put him out of the series, scoring a season-best second-place finish at round two in Vancouver last year. He went on to score 9th overall in the 2005 AMA 250cc National Motocross Championship after missing the first two races of the season and sitting out the final round.
The team will be receiving a higher level of support from Honda for the 2006 season as well.
“We are extremely happy with our entire sponsor lineup for the 2006 race season,” says team managing director, and former Team Kawasaki team manager Mark Johnson. “Combining forces with industry leaders Honda, Pro Circuit Racing, RG3 Suspension, and our other technical partners will provide a solid platform from which the team can build from for both the 2006 Supercross and Motocross Series. Each of our partners’ long-term commitment to the industry and proven results on and off the track were an absolute factor in our decision of whom to involve ourselves with. The MDK/MotoSport group is committed to providing our athletes the best equipment possible, allowing them to achieve top-level results.”
In addition to MotoSport.com and MSR being added as primary sponsors, the MDK/MotoSport.com/MSR Honda team will be backed by, Pro Circuit, RG3 Suspension, Gaerne Boots, Acerbis, ASV, Hinson, Pivot Works, Renthal, Twin-Air and Bridgestone tires for the 2006 season.