KYB Motorcycle Suspension is sponsoring the 2016 Tech3 motorcycle racing team who are competing in the Moto2 Championship.
The two team riders are both Spanish. Firstly, 18 year old Xavi Vierge, who finished the 2015 Moto2 European Championship as runner-up and made his debut in the Moto2 World Championship in the Tech3 team. Secondly, 22 year old Isaac Vinales, who is new to the Tech3 team.
The riders will compete on the Mistral 610 bike which will be using KYB suspension for the first time in the 2016 season.
Following pre-season testing in Valencia, Xavi Vierge completed more laps than any other rider with his best lap only one second off the leading time. He said «the new chassis package was positive and I am already quite comfortable with it. In addition, we tested a lot of suspension parts from KYB and I am really pleased with this as the results were encouraging and we had some great support from them».
KYB’s marketing manager Jordan Day commented «although KYB does not sell motorcycle parts to the European aftermarket, we are pleased that our sports division is supporting the Moto2 Tech3 team to show off our considerable suspension expertise».
The Moto2 Championship has 18 races all over the world, with 12 of them taking place in Europe. KYB is well known and highly regarded across the world for it’s motorcycle suspension.