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Mitas teams up as tyre partner for 11th Red Bull Romaniacs

Prague, 14 July 2014 – Mitas announces the sponsorship of the 11th Red Bull Romaniacs, which will be held from Tuesday, 15 July, to Saturday, 19 July 2014, in Sibiu, Romania. A total of 350 off-road motorcycle riders hailing from 33 nations will compete in the world`s toughest Hard Enduro Rally. As a tyre partner, Mitas will provide tyre sales and service at the race site every day of the race.

”Mitas is the official tyre partner of the Red Bull Romaniacs for the second consecutive year. We have always been dedicated to the development and support of the Hard Enduro discipline. Our aim is to constantly improve our tyres to bring greater satisfaction to riders,” said Ksenija Bitenc, managing director for Mitas Moto.

At the Red Bull Romaniacs Mitas will support three riders: Wade Young, Ben Hemmingway and Lars Enöckl. Mitas will provide them with tyres for the Hard Enduro discipline -- EF-07 Super Light and C-19 Super.

“The EF-07 features the latest type of tread pattern for sport Enduro, developed with top Enduro riders. The tread pattern provides optimal riding properties over a great variety of terrains,” said Karel Špaňhel, Mitas' product manager for motorbike tyres. Mitas enduro FIM tyres with tread pattern EF-07 feature a new rubber compound and mousse insert. Aramid nanofibres were mixed into the compound to improve resistance against tread abrasion and tearing.

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.