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Sumitomo Rubber Industries to sponsor round 1 with Dunlop tyres

FIM E-Xplorer World Cup announces Sumitomo Rubber Industries is sponsoring the opening round of Season Two with Dunlop tyres in Osaka, Japan, 16-17 February.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries is committed to international collaboration to improve the future through innovation. Resonating with the philosophy instilled by FIM E-Xplorer, Sumitomo Rubber Industries decided to sponsor their home event in Osaka.

Known for competing in world-renowned two-wheeled offroad races such as the Motocross World Championship, AMA Supercross Championship, and AMA Pro Motocross Championship with its Dunlop tyres, Sumitomo Rubber Industries know-how is a welcomed addition to the paddock.

Carina Munte, FIM E-Xplorer World Cup, Co-Founder: “It’s very exciting to have such an illustrious brand associated with our Championship. FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is going from strength to strength and the direction of the series looks very promising. Sumitomo Rubber Industries’ involvement is a testament to this progress.”

Founded over 127 years ago, Dunlop has established a formidable name in the world of motorsport. Their achievements have included victory in the 24 Hours Le Mans 34 times, Isle of Man TT, FIM Endurance World Championship and MXGP to name a few.

In 2024, as the championship garners more attention with an increasing number of manufacturers participating, Osaka has been selected as the venue for the opening round, marking the first time the event is held in Asia.

The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup takes advantage of the quiet and clean nature of electric vehicles, being held in diverse locations ranging from urban centres like Osaka to remote Swiss mountains. The 2024 season will kick off in Osaka, the first Asian country to host an E-Xplorer World Cup event. It will include rounds in environmentally conscious countries throughout Europe, as well as India, which has the world's largest two-wheeler market.

Interested in being part of the electric revolution? For more on E-Xplorer races, when they're happening, and how to get involved, email:

Valentin Guyonnet, Carina Munte, Deborah Tee or Bryn Griffiths

For all the latest E-Xplorer news visit the championship’s official website

Note to Editors:

The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup is a cutting-edge, international electric all-terrain motorcycle racing series, founded by a team of visionaries, including Valentin Guyonnet, Carina Munte, Alejandro Agag, and Eric Peronnard. This event is the epitome of excitement, technological advancement, environmental sustainability, and adventure, catering to a diverse audience.

The competition comprises private and factory teams, with each team consisting of two riders of both genders. These teams will compete in a range of thrilling races, held at various locations, including city streets and natural terrains.

Get ready to witness the pinnacle of racing excellence at the E-Xplorer FIM World Cup.

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