Welcome to Morning Espresso where we recap some news from around the world.
Penrite Honda Rebranded
Over the holidays, Penrite Honda was officially rebranded, announcing a new title sponsor in Muc-Off. The team, run by Australian Yarrive Konsky, is now officially called Muc-Off Honda.
Justin Brayton, who has won four Australian Supercross titles with the team, has signed with the team to compete in the 450 Class. The 2021 season will be Brayton’s 18th as a professional.
In the 250 Class, Mitchell Oldenburg returns for a second year with the squad. He will be joined by Mitchell Harrison, who rode for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki this summer as a fill-in. After spending time in Europe in the MX2 Class, Harrison finished eighth overall in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in 2020.
“When I started the company, it was a dream of mine to be working at the pinnacle levels of motorsport so I am pumped that we are at the point where we are now title sponsors of an exciting Supercross team in such a dynamic and globally admired series. We look forward to working with the Muc-Off Honda team in developing new and exciting products, as well as supporting them in their mission to be a leading player in the sport. To see the brand with so much presence at this level of racing, makes me very proud and this I know is shared throughout the whole team at Muc-Off”. – Alex Trimnell, CEO at Muc-Off.
“I am really pleased that we can finally shout about our plans for 2021. It has been a push at the 11th hour to get to this point, but now we are here, I am keen to start seeing results. Working with Muc-Off as our new title sponsor this year has been really refreshing. Their ethos and work ethic has been instrumental in getting us here and I am looking forward to seeing this relationship develop.” – Yarrive Konsky, Team Owner at Muc-Off Honda.
I Love This GasGas Video
GasGas, which is gearing up for its first season in the U.S., recently released a new video “United in Dirt” featuring its wide array of talent. Typically, these types of videos are meh. Not terrible, but also kind of corporate. Not this one. GasGas hit a home run with this video. I love it!
Sipes’ Pit Bike Championship
Travis Pastrana and his merry band of bad asses are back and this time competing in four completely different disciplines—almost Straight Rhythm, Flat Track, Supercross, and Hare Scramble—on completely stock 110s. This event actually took place earlier this year at Ryan Sipes’ in Kentucky, but you can now watch the entire broadcast.
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