November 12 2010.

Pioneers of single tyre supply in the British Superbike paddock since 2005 Metzeler has been confirmed as the control tyre supplier for the 1000ccc and 600cc National Superstock championships for a further five years.

As two important production based classes within the prestigious MCE British Superbike series, the Superstock championships have great importance for the German tyre manufacturer to prove the quality of its 'over the counter' tyres.

Both Superstock championships have proved incredibly competitive during Metzeler's tenure as sole tyre provider, with young riders competing alongside professional racers and major manufacturers using the series' to showcase their production road machines, Superstock is a vital proving-ground for Metzeler's Interact tyres. The Interact range has delivered high performing and consistent lap record times in these classes, proving the value of racing to ongoing product development. With National Superstock 600 and 1000 regulations dictating production-based rules on both tyres and machines, there is a direct link between road customers, track day users and the racers on the track.

Metzeler Racing Manager Jason Griffiths commented; "Metzeler is pleased to confirm a further five years of involvement after really setting the precedent for one make tyre racing back in 2005. The relevance for the customers of Metzeler Interact tyres cannot be underestimated, as this is a direct proving-ground for the product. We've seen close, competitive racing right through the two classes and lap records being broken almost every weekend. With different motorcycle manufacturers taking race wins, this is a high-level showcase for Metzeler tyres. Renewing the relationship for a further five years will bring continuity to riders and teams as well as the ongoing development of Metzeler tyres for production motorcycles."