UMATEX Rosatom will partner with the Italian motorcycle racing team Kawasaki Puccetti Racing in SuperBike World Championship WorldSBK. A respective agreement was signed in Moscow on 13 December 2018. Cooperation with the team will allow UMATEX (Rosatom) bolster position on the international market.
Alexander Tyunin, CEO of UMATEX and Manuel Puccetti, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team president affixed their signatures in the cooperation agreement. The document was signed in UMATEX headquarters at Moscow Technopolis.
"Cooperation with Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team will facilitate promotion of UMATEX products among the international manufacturers of motorcycle and automotive components, and it will bolster UMATEX brand position on the international market", noted Alexander Tyunin, CEO of UMATEX.
"Partnership with UMATEX, the Russian producer of carbon fibre and carbon products is of strategic importance to us, since more and more composites are used to make automotive and motorcycle components due to the unique properties of such materials", pointed Manuel Puccetti, Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team president.
The global annual consumption of carbon fibre by motorcycle component manufacturers is about 600 tons in the form of fabrics and prepregs. "We target five percent of the international market of motorcycle tuning parts. That would boost our export of carbon fabrics and prepregs by twenty percent", said Andrey Ignatiev, Sales Director.
Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team is an official partner to Kawasaki corporation. Kawasaki Puccetti Racing participates in the World Superbike Championship WorldSBK. World Superbike Championship WorldSBK is special, because it features motorcycles with composite parts, which are supposed to go into mass production. Over half a million people visit the world racing championship.
Famous racers of Kawasaki Puccetti Racing team: Sylvain Guintoli from France, 122 races in 250сс class and MotoGP championship, champion of WorldSBK 2014; Toprak Razgatlıoğlu, champion of European Superstock 600 in 2015 with Kawasaki ZX-6R; Kenan Sofuoğlu, pentachampion of WorldSSP, 41 prizes in WorldSSP; Hikari Okubo from Japan, participant of WorldSSP 2017.