Maserati Partners with Ashburton Investments National MTB Series

Francios Theron and Brad Graaff with the Maserati Levante.

Advendurance the company behind the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series, has announced its partnership with luxury Italian vehicle brand, Maserati.

“Over the last 15 years we’ve refined our event into one of the most premier mountain bike series on the international stage and our core brand values align perfectly with that of a brand like Maserati,” said Francois Theron of Advendurance.

Launched in 2003, the series has become one of the largest and most prestigious mountain bike racing series in the world. It consistently attracts all of South Africa’s top racers and has also seen many of the world’s top racers on its podiums.

The Ashburton Investments National MTB Series truly is national in its reach with seven events in six provinces, rotating provinces and venues each year to take high quality mountain bike racing to many of the country’s incredible mountain bike racing venues.

For Maserati, a brand keen to expand its South African footprint and reach an affluent, travel-savvy market, the partnership is appropriate. Maserati is the official vehicle partner to the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series.

“We are delighted to partner with Advendurance to sponsor the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series. Our latest SUV vehicle offering, the Levante, is all about style, sportiness, performance and adventure. Similarly, the Series has become known to test the very limits of skill and endurance. We look forward to being part of the adventure offered by the Series,” said Brad Graaff, Operations Manager of European Automotive Imports South Africa (EAISA).

This weekend, Round 4 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series heads to the majestic Drakensberg for the first time. Perhaps a coincidence the Champagne Valley venue will appropriately christen the partnership with Maserati.

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