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ATHENA & KTM Team De Carli: The Partnership for the 2018 season has been renewed

Alonte (VI), 16 April 2018 - Athena, an international group with 10 offices in Italy and worldwide, also confirms its partnership with KTM - De Carli, official team of the FIM Motocross World Championship.
The collaboration between Athena and the Austrian company began in 2010 and has developed over time consolidating growth in terms of development for both companies. This partnership has contributed over the years to achieving exceptional goals for the top athletes of the official KTM De Carli team. First with the unsurpassed Tony Cairoli, nine times MX2 and MXGP world champion, and recently with the Spanish Jorge Garcia Prado, young prospect in the MX2 class.
Through the multi-year collaboration between the two companies, Athena has developed a know-how that allows it today to support KTM with the supply of original equipment components. The Athena products installed on the powerful bikes of the manufacturer, are synonymous with quality and efficiency and make Mattighofen's models reach the highest levels of excellence, reliability and maximum performance.
The protagonist of this partnership is the Parts & Electronics area, one of the main divisions of the Vicenza company. The business unit has always been committed to the production and development of high performance, reliable and premium quality Athena brand technical spare parts solutions.
"I am happy to renew a partnership that has allowed us to thrill and be attached to the team, drivers and products and technical solutions that we have developed together and develop with the usual great enthusiasm" - said Erardo Ratzenbeck, CEO of Athena Spa .
"The continuation of the relationship with Athena, with many successes over the years, is a source of pride and satisfaction for us. A great company that has been close to us for years, with a technical partnership that makes us grow with a continuous comparison, in the search for what is the essence of the competition, that is the commitment to always improve "- commented the Team Manager Claudio De Carli.


Alonte (VI), March 1, 2018 - Athena and MXGP are pleased to announce the renewal of the consolidated partnership for the FIM World Motocross Championship and the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations. In 2018 the company based in Vicenza will then be again the Official Partner of Youthstream, a company that exclusively manages the global rights of the various motocross world championships, with the aim of promoting its own brands and product lines nationally and internationally.

The Athena Group operates globally through three business units in various commercial and production areas for more than forty years. The Parts & Electronics division is the world leader in the design, development and production of engine control units thanks to GET brand and for the manufacture of high quality mechanical parts, in particular gaskets, cylinders, pistons, connecting rods, valves and clutch plates.

"We are thrilled to have renewed the partnership with MXGP, a strategic agreement that gives us high visibility at an international level - says Stefania Vercesi, Head of Marketing & Communication of Athena - Athena is emerging in several sectors, but the motocross remains one of our core business. This agreement allows us to keep the bond with the most important manufacturers and, thanks to them, to offer products that are increasingly performing and competitive on the market. "

"Youthstream is happy and proud to have renewed its partnership with Athena, a company among the pillars of the MXGP Word Championship. Athena is a global group and will continue to support the Motocross World Championship in its growth in order to reach the highest levels of popularity. The high levels of technology and service offered by the Athena Group also allow lot of pilots and teams to improve their performance and be increasingly competitive in the world" said David Luongo, Youthstream Vice President.

In addition to the usual presence of logos on the track, Athena will be present at most GPs in the commercial area with exposure and direct sales of its products, both inside the paddock to support the teams and pilots with their engineers track.

The official start of the partnership will take place with the first MXGP race in Argentina at Neuquen during the weekend of 3 and 4 March.

The Last act 2017. Athena wins the 71th Motocross of Nations with Frenchman Romain Febvre. Herlings help The Netherlands to finish second.

MXoN - 2017 – Matterley Basin – England

The motocross world season has finally been archived with the classic end of season; the Motocross of Nations. For the 2017 edition it was the Matterley Basin track in England to host the most exciting race of the year. After the 2006 edition, always on the track near to Winchester, eleven years later, the best riders of 38 nations have been challenged in the classic three moto that characterize the  race format of the best race of the year. In the Saturday's competition, reserved for the qualifying practice, he highlighted team France that, after the 3 consecutive victories in the last three editions, came to England with the desire of a new affirmation. In second place was the Netherlands, while third was Australia. During the night before the  race day, the classic english rain has fallen but luckily, for the three moto scheduled on Sunday, the track it was perfect. In front of a big crowd, with the fans coming to England from all over the world, the riders were challenged until the last lap of the third moto to win the prestigious Chamberlain trophy. At the end of the third race, Team France, for the fourth consecutive time, managed to conquer the success. Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), who competed for Yamaha's YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, was the author of two superlative race ending the two moto in second and third place, resulting also second in the overall reserved for the open class. Second place for Team Holland, consisting of three "Athena-GET" pilots. Better performance for  the leader Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, ranked first and second in the two races. Also great performance for Glen Coldenhoff's , also riding on the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, who finished seventh and 11th. Very important for the Dutch national team, the ninth position conquered by Brian Boogers (HSF Logistics Motorsports) aboard the KTM SX-F 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system and which allowed the "orange" to pick up the second position as happened even in 2016 edition. Originally accredited as one of most "aggressive squad", Team Belgium's it closed the competition close to the podium with fourth place in overall classification. The "Red Knights" team was composite by three Athena-GET riders. Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), Kevin Strijbos (Team Suzuki World MXGP) and Brent Vandoninck (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube). With the " olympics games of motocross", the 2017 season has definitively been archived.

Pauls Jonnass is MX2 World Champion. Herlings wins even the last GP of the 2017 season. For Kiara Fontanesi, the fifth women's title.

Round 19: GP of Pays de Montbeliard

The 2017 season ended on the French circuit of Villars Sous Ecot, located a few kilometers from the border with Switzerland. The autumn weather, featuring strong rains alternating with lightening, was the latest test of the 2017 world championship. In the MXGP class, with the title assigned a week in advance the to Tony Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard ​​the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, all the participants took part in the final glory. A glory that went into the hands of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), also riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, who put in a row the third consecutive GP victory after America and Holland victories. Herlings fought like a lion to the end, on a ground made more and more insidious by the rain, sometimes falling even during Sunday's day. With the win of the second run, reached at two laps to go, and after the third place in race 1, he won the day's overall by closing the championship as  vice world champion. Fourth place for homeland rider Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), who competed for Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The French finished the championship in sixth place. In MX2, however, the games for the title were still open. Two riders who had been up for grabs; Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) racing at the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena and Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) on board the Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. After the first moto, he was the Latvian Pauls Jonass to win the first irony crown of his career. Despite a crash at first corner that forced him to leave in last position, Jonass won the points needed to graduate champion with a moto in advance. The second moto was won by Hunter Lawrence (Team Suzuki World MX2) on the Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The Australian won his first career moto in the World Championship by ranking second in the GP. Fourth place for Jeremy Seewer, who ended his career in MX2 deserving the title of world champion. Seewer, next season, will move to MXGP. In the women's championship was held the last event in program and the winner of the season was decided after the last lap of the last moto. At the end of two exhausting races for all the girls, due to the bad weather of France, Kiara Fontanesi (MX Fonta Racing Yamaha), who raced his Yamaha YZF 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system graduated for the fifth time Women's world champion.

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