Contracts between riders and teams aren’t the only important that get signed in the offseason. Clothing an entire roster of riders in the same brand of gear, a popular move in the 250 class, is a wise move by teams and companies because it creates a uniform look, an improved presence on the race track, and helps offset the cost of salaries for the riders. The Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star/Yamaha Factory Racing team and THOR MX have been partners since the 2016 race season and a new contract extension between the two parties will keep the Yamaha satellite team in THOR threads through 2021.
This extension means that THOR MX will have the four Star Racing riders confirmed for 2019 (Colt Nichols, Dylan Ferrandis, Mitchell Oldenburg, Justin Cooper) along with Cooper Webb, Marvin Musquin, and Aaron Plessinger in the 450 class.
The press release is posted in full below…
THOR MX is proud to announce the extension of their partnership with the Monster Energy / Yamalube / Star Racing / Yamaha team. As one of the premier 250 Supercross and Motocross teams, Star Racing continues to produce some of the top athletes in the sport. During these past three years of collaboration, Star Racing has won two
250cc Supercross Championships and two Pro Motocross 250cc National Championships with THOR racewear.
For the 2019 season, the Star Racing team comprises a very fast, race-proven roster, including Justin Cooper, Dylan Ferrandis, Colt Nichols and Mitchell Oldenburg. This well-rounded and extremely talented team will undoubtedly deliver success both indoors and out for some time to come.
"All of us here at Star Racing are truly excited to continue our relationship with THOR/ Parts Unlimited," said team manager, Wil Hahn. "This partnership goes beyond just product and great looking gear, weʼre now a family and looking forward to many more years!"
The entire THOR staff is eager to continue and grow their relationship with Star Racing. Beyond results on the track, the Star Racing team riders provide valuable insight and testing for the development of new THOR products, making them an essential part of the process.
"THOR Motocross is beyond excited to continue our working relationship with Star Yamaha! We are looking forward to continuing to grow with this powerhouse team and forge an even stronger bond," said THOR MX Athlete Manager Andy Gustafson.
About THOR MX: Over the years, countless races and championships have been won by riders wearing THOR. Every product is a progression, a new step forward in design and performance. Always racing forward, always respecting our past, always focused on building quality products that exceed rider expectations. See whatʼs new at www.thormx.com