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MOTOREX Magazine 2006 79 EN

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Racing All photos supplied Racing Use our e-cards: The big jump: Mat Rebeaud of Switzerland is the leader in the MX-freestyle category. David Knight: The Enduro 3 World Champion won every race in the class. World championships by the dozen! Kevin Curtain in action – MOTOREX developed special lubricants with YAMAHA in its first season of collaboration. There’s no doubt about it: for the bike teams supported by MOTOREX, the 2006 season just ended was one of the most successful since the company was founded. No less than 12 world championships, three world championship runner-up titles and countless European and national championships are the visible signs of success. You can imagine what it’s like: every competitor wants to be a winner, but only a few will get anywhere close to a place on the podium. Discipline, technology and skill are a must at all levels. The rigors of competitive racing are the perfect environment for MOTOREX to put the potential of its lubricants and other products to the toughest testing they could undergo and incorporate the valuable findings of these tests into new formulations. For example, the Australian rider Kevin Curtain was runnerup in the Supersport World Championships on his YAMAHA YZF-R6 in only the first season of YAMAHA’s collaboration with MOTOREX. The Multivan Merida Biking Team’s star rider: Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa was in top form again this year. Strong in all offroad categories The results in the offroad categories are difficult to overlook and even harder to surpass. MOTOREX had a hand in all the World Enduro Championship titles. The MOTOREX champions are Ivan Cervantes (Spain, Enduro 1), Samuli Aro (Finland, Enduro 2) and David Knight (UK) who won every single race in the Enduro 3 class. Teams and riders supported by MOTOREX also dominated the motocross championships. In the MX 3 class MOTOREX products were used not only by world champion Yves Demaria of France, but by all four first-place riders in the final world championship rankings. Supermoto world champion Bernd Hiemer from Germany also lubricates his KTM with MOTOREX’s extensive MOTO LINE product range – with great success. advanced products in the MOTO LINE to turn lubricant innovations to their advantage within a very short time. Merida: most successful mountain bike team The Multivan Merida Biking Team was rated the world’s strongest mountain bike team for the fourth year in succession. The team, which includes Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa, Nina Göhl, Ralph Näf, José Hermida and Moritz Milatz, remains unbeaten since 2003. In addition to all these World Cup successes, the team won no less than three world championship titles this year, two going to Gunn-Rita Dahle-Flesjaa and one to Ralph Näf. MOTOREX would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the riders and teams on their achievements. In Roggenburg, Frenchman Yves Demaria showed his fans and team-mates what he was made of. He won a world championship title. The leading offroad motorcycle manufacturers as partner KTM and other prestigious factory teams work closely with MOTOREX, profiting from the custom formulations and And don’t forget: full and updated information on many other European and national championships and race wins can be found in the sport section of the MOTOREX website at Stefan Everts ended his career with his 10th world championship. He will become KTM’s new motocross sport director. 10 11



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