KIWI RIDER 10 2018 VOL.1 - Page 77

WHITAKER SIGNS WITH MITAS We've just had a chat with Jake Whitaker who tells us he's signed with Mitas Tyres for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. This is what he had to say... ’m excited to announce the good people at Mitas Tyres will be backing me for the remainder of 2018 and for the fast approaching 2019 season. It is an awesome opportunity to have been considered for and one that I jumped at. Mitas is a well known brand used by many top riders racing in the world hard enduro scene. In 2016 I raced Red Bull Romaniacs on Mitas tyres and was really impressed with the quality of tyres I selected for the race. Mitas offers a huge range of tyres, from a super soft hard enduro rear tyre that makes it feel like you’re riding up the steepest terrain on a trials bike, through to tyres that are well suited for our national enduro/ cross country and motocross events. The team at Mitas has been really helpful with helping me to understand the range and select the right tyres for my upcoming events. I spent the past weekend testing out tyres for my upcoming hard enduro. My picks are... C19 fat yellow stripe for the front and EF07 double green stripe for the rear. Get in touch with your local dealer and give them a try. You won’t be disappointed.” KIWI RIDER 77