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Carl Cox Motorsport To Back MD Racing

Carl Cox Motorsport ran by world famous DJ Carl Cox, are confirmed to back MD Racing on the roads in 2017, as they join forces with 13 times TT winner Michael Dunlop.

Carl Cox’s outfit, although still relatively new to the pure road racing scene, have in recent years developed into one of New Zealand’s leading roads teams.

Most recently they enjoyed Sidecar success at the opening roads meeting of the year, at Paeroa, with Barry Smith/Tracey Bryan in dominant form.

Having primarily concentrated on Sidecar machinery thus far, the ambitious teams link up with MD Racing, will yield them an incredible amount of exposure at the premier international road races.


The same notion applies to the rider, that they are backing, who despite been already regarded by many as the world’s best pure road racer, will benefit from the worldwide popularity of his new sponsors.


Photo by Nick Wheeler

Commenting on his outfit’s exciting new roads challenge which in my opinion should prove extremely fruitful, Carl Cox said:

“We’re excited to be part of Michael Dunlop’s upcoming season, and of course the 2017 Isle of Man TT.

Michael has been very supportive of us working together and I’m looking forward to some great, fast racing, forging a good team relationship and sharing all the memorable moments along the way. I can’t wait to be there.”

Gavin Sokolich, Brand Manager for Carl Cox Motorsport, went onto add:

“This will be our first year involved with a two wheeled campaign at the Isle of Man, and over the last two years we have been actively looking into which rider we could support.

We’ve been fortunate enough to get to know Michael over the last year and we feel the two brands would easily work together. We’re absolutely thrilled to be associated with such a talented rider and crew for this year’s races.”

Set to pilot GSX-R 1000 Suzuki machinery in Superstock trim for his own team, alongside an as yet unknown Supersport 600, Michael Dunlop added about his latest major news:

“Carl is a household name and it’s great to have such a big character supporting the team this year.

Carl Cox Motorsport have a presence across many different types of racing, so it will be great to see them so involved on the roads.

It is an exciting opportunity to link up with Carl who I know shares our enthusiasm for racing, and hopefully we can bring him and the team even more success.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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