Courtesy of KTM Racing
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will count on the strong chemistry provided by ETS Racing Fuels to drive forward their ambitions for MXGP and MX2 FIM World Championship glory in 2020.
The collaboration between the premium fuel supplier, part of the HCS Group, and the FIM Motocross World Championship winning race team will stretch to an eighth season this year after beginning in 2013. In that time KTM has been able to claim four MXGP accolades with Tony Cairoli (2013, 2014 and 2017) and Jeffrey Herlings (2018) with the KTM 350 and 450 SX-Fs, and six crowns in MX2 with Herlings (2013 & 2016), Jordi Tixier (2014), Pauls Jonass (2017) and Jorge Prado (2018-2019) riding the KTM 250 SX-F.
In 2020 all five of the Grand Prix athletes – from the tenth-title chasing Cairoli to 18-year-old rookie Rene Hofer – will again rely on the premium mix provided by ETS Racing Fuels: a key ingredient that has assisted the performance of the SX-F machinery at the top level and contributed towards the serial holeshots obtained in both classes.
ETS Racing Fuels was founded back in 1989 and enjoyed rapid expansion in the early 1990s. Today the brand is recognized as the expert fuel development partner for the racing industry and they specialize in developing and delivering highly specific molecules and tight tolerance formulations for high-performance competition fuels.
Dirk Grubel, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team Manager & Technical Coordinator: “It’s a big pleasure to be able to talk about our continuing relationship with ETS Racing Fuels simply because it is another decent partner to work with that delivers a quality product. We are coming close to ten years together now and we are not only talking about dependable performance but also reliability. Our partnership brings mutual benefits for both groups. We’ve been delayed with our racing plans for 2020 but we’re soon to get underway and look forward to what we can achieve this season.”
Yann Labia, Global Motorsports Product Manager at HCS Group: “High performance fuel products come from our valuable technical partnerships with customers. The close relationship we have with KTM Factory Racing makes us immensely proud and is also a great test bench: we have the chance to validate our technical innovations directly with one of the most competitive motocross manufacturers in the world. This top-level cooperation motivates us to keep on pushing further fuel technical development, both for FIM and AMA applications. We fully support the READY TO RACE philosophy of KTM and the results of recent years demonstrate our highly valuable cooperation.”