Team Suzuki Press Release – January 10.
AXO has signed a multi-year agreement with 10-time World Motocross Champion and former AXO rider, Stefan Everts, to support the Suzuki World MXGP team in the 2017 World Motocross Championship.
The AXO riders in 2017 will be Kevin Strijbos and Arminas Jasikonis on their Suzuki RM-Z450WS bikes and using the new 2017 AXO gear designed and developed with the help and suggestions of professional athletes like them and AXO jerseys, pants, gloves, protection and accessories will dominate the MXGP scene.
“It’s a pleasure and an honour to have an opportunity to work again with Stefan Everts after we spent the 1994 and 1995 racing seasons together,” says Valentina Zago, Managing Director of AXO. “We decided to support him and his team because we think that his experience as a rider and a great champion could lead to great results in terms of motivation and success of his athletes; and in terms of development and testing of new products.”
“Happy to be back with AXO, it’s like a welcome back like with Suzuki,” said 10-time World Motocross Champion Everts. “I won my first 250 title in ’95 with the purple. AXO gear and this is something I will never forget. In the meantime, a lot of things have changed for both of us. My aim is the contribution to the AXO brand and help them to promote their excellent gear in the best possible way; plus, help develop the gear to the highest levels. We are looking forward to an exciting racing season together.”