Prague, 28 May 2014 – Mitas announces the sponsorship of the anniversary XX. Erzbergrodeo, which will be held from Thursday, 29 May, to Sunday, 1 June 2014, in Erzberg, Austria. More than 1,500 off-road motorcycle riders from the world over will face the challenges of the Erzberg open-pit mine. Mitas will provide exclusive tyre sales and service at the race site.
On Friday, 30 May, and Saturday, 31 May, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Actionzone of Erzbergrodeo-Arena, the Mitas One-On-One Rider Presentation will be held. The specially prepared Endurocross track will be the playground for Enduro world champions, X-Games medallists, Supercross icons, Trial legends, Dakar winners, FMX idols and ATV masters.
Ksenija Bitenc, the managing director for Mitas Moto, emphasises the dedication of the Mitas brand to top extreme enduro events. ”With XX. Erzbergrodeo, we strengthen our loyalty and enthusiasm for top extreme enduro racing. We are proud that we are a part of it and that our tyres are appreciated by many extreme enduro riders all over the world.”
Erzbergrodeo race promoter Karl Katoch describes the cooperation: "Mitas and Erzbergrodeo have a long and successful history in off-road motorcycle racing. The characteristics and philosophy of both brands fit together very well. World Xtreme Enduro Racing demands maximum determination from the riders as well as high-grade products from the industry. We are therefore happy to present Mitas tyres to the racers.”
Erzbergrodeo facts and figures:
- 45,000 visitors in four days
- 1,500 competitors from more than 35 nations
- 1,500 entries on the waiting list
- 4,500 entourage
- 300 staff
- 200 tour guides
- 100 emergency staff (Mountain Rescue Service, Red Cross & paramedics)
- 6 helicopters
- 30 camera operators
- 400 journalists from more than 25 nations
MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tyres. Mitas manufactures and sells tyres under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tyres. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.
Savatech d.o.o. is a European manufacturer of industrial rubber products and tyres. Savatech’s Moto Programme manufactures and sells tyres under the Sava brand name. Following the acquisition of Savatech by ČGS Holding a.s. [the parent company of Mitas] the Sava brand name on Savatech-made tyres will gradually be replaced by the Mitas brand name.