MONACO, (Principality of Monaco) 22 February 2016 - Youthstream would like to wish a warm welcome to Gaerne, manufacturers of high-performance motorcycle boots, as a new partner of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship. Gaerne is a well-known Italian owned and operated boot brand. The company realizes that to be successful in motocross you need to have passion, tenacity and dedication, and with this knowledge they have succeeded in creating, developing and manufacturing high performance motocross boots using the most advanced technology. As a result of the new partnership formed with MXGP, Gaerne will be visible in the paddock and around the track at all rounds of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship. About Gaerne Based at Coste di Maser in the province of Treviso (Italy), the company was set up in 1962 from the creativity and enterprise of a master in sports footwear production, Mr. Gazzola Ernesto who gave the company its name from his initials. Gaerne as a brand has grown to achieve worldwide success and acclaim in the motorcycle and cycling industries and is known across the globe as reputable makers and suppliers of the finest crafted motorcycle boots and cycling shoes made in Italy. For over 50 years GAERNE has been developing cutting edge products that have seen the world's best athletes push the limits of their sport, set world records and win gold medals. Some of the biggest champions of motorcycling have worn Gaerne footwear. Just to mention few names: Heikki Mikkola (1978 Motocross World Champion 500cc), Eric Geboers known as “The Kid” 5 times Motocross World Champion (1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1990), Joel Smets 5 times World Champion (1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2003), Mickael Pichon 2 times World Champion (2001, 2002) Mike Kiedrowski and Mike LaRocco and in the last years Ryan Dungey and James Stewart are protagonists on the US scene as well as Jeremy Martin (2014 and 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion 250 class) and Cooper Webb (2015 West Coast Supercross Champion). During the 2016 season Gaerne will continue to support world-class Teams and athletes in MXGP with GRP Suzuki Team, Wilvo Standing Construct Yamaha, 24MX Lucas Oil Honda and HSF Logistics KTM Team.

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