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January 23, 2019 / Athlete News

Aaron Gwin will be racing with the Kenda Hellkat

Aaron Gwin will be racing with the Kenda Hellkat

Gwin getting loose, moto style!

Gwin getting loose, moto style!

Kenda teams up with Aaron Gwin and Intense Factory Racing

 

Kenda is proud to announce that it will be the official tire sponsor of Intense Factory Racing (IFR) and its three top-level athletes. The new roster includes one of downhill’s finest racers, multi-time World Cup medalist Aaron Gwin (USA), American National Champion Neko Mulally (USA), and returning team member Jack Moir (AUS).

 

The team will be racing on the Kenda Hellkat and Helldiver with AGC – Advanced Gravity Casing.

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Intense Factory Racing rolling on Kenda tires. Having athletes of the highest level race our products is an invaluable asset to us, as rider feedback is an important part of our development process. We are confident that together we can refine our products even more and raise brand awareness for Kenda globally” says Roger Hernandez, MTB Marketing Manager for Kenda USA.

 

Aaron Gwin states: “I’m stoked to begin this new chapter of my career with Intense Bicycles and my fellow teammates Jack and Neko. As a rider and team owner, I’m excited to run such a legendary race program. We’ve put together and awesome group of people and I’m looking forward to the years ahead.”

 

Neko Mulally was another top pick for INTENSE. Gwin and Mulally were teammates in past years and bring a solid working relationship to the team. “As an American racer, I’m excited to race for an American brand with such a strong heritage in downhill racing,” commented Mulally.  


Jack Moir is an IFR veteran, and 2019 will be his fourth year with the program. At 24, Jack is the team’s youngest rider, and rose to stardom under the IFR flag when he played a pivotal role in developing the M29. In 2017, Jack spent the entire season on a different prototype at nearly every race.

Aaron Gwin with his Intense M29 and Kenda Hellkats

Aaron Gwin with his Intense M29 and Kenda Hellkats

American National Champion Neko Mulally completes the team

American National Champion Neko Mulally completes the team

Jack Moir has been on the team since 2015

Jack Moir has been on the team since 2015

The 2019 Intense Factory Racing Roster

The 2019 Intense Factory Racing Roster