Mitas Motorcycle Tires Sponsor 8 Riders in the 2018 FIM Speedway
By Midwest Traction on May 10, 2018
Founded in 1995, the FIM Speedway Grand Prix lives by one motto: No Brakes, No Gear, No Fear. The race features 15 riders plus 1 wild card and occurs worldwide.
A series of standalone motorcycle races slowly eliminate riders over the course of several months, narrowing down to 8, who advance to semi-finals, where 2 riders advance to the final race.
Mitas Motorcycle Tires
This year, the race begins in Warsaw on May 12. Ten rounds will take place, ending in Torun, Poland to determine who will advance to the semi-finals (TBD) and the championship (TBD).
8 riders in this year’s competition will be sponsored by the Mitas brand. Watch for Jason Doyle (2017 World Champion), Patryk Dudek, Tai Woffinden (2013 and 2015 World Champion), Bartosz Zmarzlik, Emil Sayfutdinov, Matej Zagar, Martin Vaculik, and Przemyslaw Pawlicki.
With their motorsports roots being born in speedway racing, Mitas is “delighted that many of the best world speedway riders still recognize Mitas as the only tyre [sic] choice… reflected in the fact that we are also the official tyre [sic] supplier for British Speedway League.”
Since 1947, Mitas has been committed to developing and supporting speedway motorsports. Mitas currently offers 7 different treads specifically for speedway racing, with this season’s racers sporting the SW-07.
While Midwest Traction doesn’t stock speedway tires, we do carry several Mitas motorcycle tires for a variety of applications in our online store. Check them out or select from some of our top performers below.