News 17 Feb 2017

Motul and Pirelli remain ASBK series presenting partners

Link International brands remain high-profile ASBK supporters.

Image: Keith Muir.

Motorcycling Australia (MA) has confirmed Motul and Pirelli will stay put as presenting partners of the 2017 Yamaha Motor Finance (YMF) Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) when it opens at Phillip Island on 23-26 February.

Link International brings over 30 years experience operating in Australia importing the top-shelf motorcycle products, Motul and Pirelli, which have now become synonymous with the ASBK series throughout its rebuilding phase.

“We are very excited about the upcoming 2017 ASBK,” said Don Nicholas, Pirelli Moto product manager. “The premier road racing championship in Australia continues to gather strength this year and we are proud to be the official tyre sponsor of the championship again in 2017, through Link International.

“This year sees some further improvements in the Pirelli range in Diablo Superbike and Diablo Supercorsa ranges, as we benefit again from developments made by Pirelli in the World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK). Importantly these tyres are available to all riders around Australia, as part of our philosophy ‘we sell what we race, we race what we sell’. We look forward to working with our factory and privateer teams across all classes to build a successful season ahead.”

Pirelli has had tremendous success in the ASBK series, with some of 2016’s fastest riders racing on Pirelli rubber including Troy Herfoss, Mike Jones, Jamie Stauffer, Brayden Elliot and Sloan Frost. Pirelli has not only concentrated their efforts on the big bikes, as R3 Cup contestants Callum Alderson and Hunter Ford also enjoyed measurable successes on their Pirellis last season.

As the official oil of the ASBK and now in it’s 164th year of operation and specialising in the formulation, production and distribution of lubricants, Motul will once again keep high-performance ASBK bikes lubricated in 2017.

“It’s fantastic to continue our long standing partnership between MA, the ASBK and Motul,” commented Link International marketing manager Mark Kelly. “Motul is synonymous with high-performance racing worldwide, seen in their involvement in MotoGP and WorldSBK with top level teams and as official oil of those championships, and locally as official oil sponsor of the ASBK over many years. Riders trust the performance of Motul oil to get the best from their motorcycles. Good luck to all the teams and competitors for the 2017 season.”

MA CEO Peter Doyle added: “The continued alliance that Motul and Pirelli bring to the ASBK is a fantastic support that benefits everybody. The teams and riders have worked closely over the years and have now built a relationship that is based on trust and confidence in both Motul and Pirelli’s products, which in racing terms, is everything. Link International have been instrumental in fostering growth in every kind of motorcycle sport in Australia, from off-road to road race. They are a company with a well-regarded history that shares MA’s vision and fully understands the demands and challenges of motorsport in general.”

For more detailed information on Motul and Pirelli products, visit Link International’s official website at