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11/10/2017 5:25 PM

...there's nothing new in this PR...



Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Welcomes Knich As New Team Sponsor For 2018

Cypress, CA - November 10, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today announced that its Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing Supercross/Motocross team has signed a multi-year agreement with new sponsor Knich. The official team name is Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing, and riders include returning member Cooper Webb (#2) and his new teammate Davi Millsaps (#18). Cooper and Davi will both compete aboard the all-new 2018 YZ450F.

Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., commented, “It is our pleasure to welcome Knich to our Monster Energy/Yamaha Factory Racing team. Knich is an exciting, new brand whose message closely aligns with Yamaha’s own performance-oriented heritage. We are proud that Knich has partnered with us not only to help support our team, but also to promote their new venture.”

Knich is a new action-sports apparel and equipment brand geared towards today’s active consumers who demand quality and performance in their daily lives.

Brad McCorkle, Managing Partner of Knich said, “There is something special about the relationship that has developed between Yamaha and Knich. Coincidentally, every board member within Knich has grown up with some type of Yamaha product. From PW50s to guitars, Yamaha helped mold the childhoods of our managing partners. Yamaha is a company and a brand that doesn’t just manufacture champions, they create memorable experiences for everyone. For Knich to be a part of a team that has that type of reputation is an opportunity that we couldn’t pass up. We cannot wait to build a history and create memories in partnership with such an iconic brand.”

The Monster Energy/Knich/Yamaha Factory Racing team will make its debut on January 6 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California, for Round 1 of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

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11/10/2017 5:29 PM

So, JB has still got a chance?

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11/10/2017 5:30 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

So, JB has still got a chance?

You could look at that PR and say that Davi has a chance.

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11/10/2017 5:37 PM

This thread is funny lol

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11/10/2017 5:54 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

So, JB has still got a chance?

GuyB wrote:

You could look at that PR and say that Davi has a chance.

No inside word on if those works Tach and Speedo forks are coming back?

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11/10/2017 6:33 PM

Missed an opportunity for "Kniches get stiches"laughing

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11/10/2017 6:41 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

So, JB has still got a chance?

GuyB wrote:

You could look at that PR and say that Davi has a chance.

I could look at that PR and say I have a shot! smile

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11/10/2017 6:46 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

So, JB has still got a chance?

GuyB wrote:

You could look at that PR and say that Davi has a chance.

kkawboy14 wrote:

I could look at that PR and say I have a shot! smile

You mean James Bubba Stewart Jr. has a shot?

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11/10/2017 6:52 PM

GuyB wrote:

You could look at that PR and say that Davi has a chance.

kkawboy14 wrote:

I could look at that PR and say I have a shot! smile

The Candyman wrote:

You mean James Bubba Stewart Jr. has a shot?

I like to believe that James is starting the two man police force back up

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11/10/2017 6:57 PM

I heard from someone close to Davi that he has been cleared on the concussion, but has to get his elbow operated on. It is still iffy on A1, but not completly out of the question.

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Take it to the limit, one more time!

11/10/2017 7:48 PM

Wow, someone's got some money burning a hole in their pocket.
https://www.instagram.com/knich_life/

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11/10/2017 8:19 PM

mx317 wrote:

I heard from someone close to Davi that he has been cleared on the concussion, but has to get his elbow operated on. It is still iffy on A1, but not completly out of the question.

Is your "inner circle" Davi's Instagram account? I have the same inside source...Photo

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

11/10/2017 8:19 PM

Hahaha this is awesomecool

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Straight Outta Compression

11/10/2017 8:24 PM

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11/10/2017 9:41 PM

Any chance we can get a Knich McCorkle vs Ronnie Mac showdown at the next straight rhythm?

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11/11/2017 7:27 AM

The job of PR writer must be one of the best gigs in the industry. You have a basket of cliche' phrases and a basket with names of industry personnel and companies. Just mix and match to form your desired bullshit cocktail and voila!

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11/11/2017 8:16 AM

So Millsaps is a co owner of the company that becomes a title sponsor of the team... so another pay rider in effect then.

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11/11/2017 8:23 AM

They totally stole Keefer's "niche" brand idea. Where's the royalty check? Haha.

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11/11/2017 10:27 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2017 10:29 AM



....so, if Knich (wtf?) does like Blimpie and Boo Boo and "forgets" to pay their contract money to Yamaha, Can Yamaha stop paying Milsaps, being that he is part owner of Knich?

Bigger question is why Supercross has so much trouble getting mainstream sponsorship dollars, especially if it is the the second most watched motorsport in the US?
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11/11/2017 10:46 AM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2017 10:48 AM

teeny tiny visual exposure of logos

All the space is taken up by meaningless numbers.

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11/11/2017 11:06 AM

And I'm just sitting here clueless as to what Knich is?

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11/11/2017 11:10 AM

Johnny Depp wrote:

teeny tiny visual exposure of logos

All the space is taken up by meaningless numbers.

I don’t really think that’s the problem. Not that I watch a lot of it, but I don’t ever recall seeing NFL or baseball uniforms plastered with logos. How do their sponsors get exposure?

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11/11/2017 11:27 AM

MudPup545 wrote:

And I'm just sitting here clueless as to what Knich is?

Its NEW bro.. it could be the next Volcom

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11/11/2017 11:32 AM

the website isn't finished who is Alex Aray? but they are already a factory sponsor.... that's impressive!

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11/11/2017 12:02 PM

MudPup545 wrote:

And I'm just sitting here clueless as to what Knich is?

philG wrote:

Its NEW bro.. it could be the next Volcom

Good Lord, I'm either old or really out of the loop. Or perhaps both? I had to Google Volcom.

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11/11/2017 12:15 PM

mx317 wrote:

I heard from someone close to Davi that he has been cleared on the concussion, but has to get his elbow operated on. It is still iffy on A1, but not completly out of the question.

Johnny Ringo wrote:

Is your "inner circle" Davi's Instagram account? I have the same inside source...Photo

I was able to follow him on insta....things are gettin pretty serious. #bestbros

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11/11/2017 12:41 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/11/2017 12:49 PM

MudPup545 wrote:

And I'm just sitting here clueless as to what Knich is?

philG wrote:

Its NEW bro.. it could be the next Volcom

MudPup545 wrote:

Good Lord, I'm either old or really out of the loop. Or perhaps both? I had to Google Volcom.

If you had to Google Volcom to know what it was I'll say that I guess SX/MX is not a good place for companies to spend their marketing dollars. Villopoto was sponsored by them for the longest time, Durham had awesome looking Volcom painted helmets and custom branded gear.

They either failed big time or you're not really paying attention.

Or maybe you're just old lol.

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11/11/2017 12:58 PM

So basically the other Barcia thread claiming he got the ride that's gone 3 pages with no concrete info posted yet is all bullshit.... Typical vital.

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11/11/2017 1:03 PM

ayearinmx wrote:

the website isn't finished who is Alex Aray? but they are already a factory sponsor.... that's impressive!

I was thinking the same thing! I'm not hating, either- just jealous because I can't even sponsor a C-class hero blink

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11/11/2017 1:20 PM

philG wrote:

Its NEW bro.. it could be the next Volcom

MudPup545 wrote:

Good Lord, I'm either old or really out of the loop. Or perhaps both? I had to Google Volcom.

-MAVERICK- wrote:

If you had to Google Volcom to know what it was I'll say that I guess SX/MX is not a good place for companies to spend their marketing dollars. Villopoto was sponsored by them for the longest time, Durham had awesome looking Volcom painted helmets and custom branded gear.

They either failed big time or you're not really paying attention.

Or maybe you're just old lol.

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The comedy of that post was, i was thinking that was the brand Josh Grant signed for , that folded almost straight after.. but that was Unit... just insert the name of random company that prints their name on stuff and thinks its a 'brand'

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