Johannesburg South Africa – 18 September 2007
Network platforms, a market leader in Internet and network solutions has confirmed it’s ongoing support of the South African MX of Nations team that will take part in the coveted Red Bull Motocross of Nations event to be held in Budds Creek, Maryland, USA on the 23-24 September.
CEO and founder Brad Love was exited about the Network Platforms commitment to the team: “This will be our second year on board as official supplier of Internet solutions to Team SA. We are pleased to support the high speed, high tech and exciting sport of motocross which is synonymous with the industry qualities that we focus on. Hopefully the guys can bring home their first ever world title in this team event. SA not only has great rugby and cricket… Our motocross riders are world class and we are honoured to be involved with them.”
Team SA manager and former FIM and AMA Motocross World champion, Greg Albertyn backed the great support received by Network Platforms. “It’s great to see a South African company get behind the team. We appreciate all the support we can get, especially as the event is financed by outside sponsors and we hope to encourage more partners for years to come. With Grant winning the AMA Motocross title in the USA and Gareth Swanepoel getting on the podium at the final GP of the year we have a realistic shot at a podium spot. Wyatt Avis is coming back from an injury but he has the speed and tenacity to produce a good result.”
Last year’s event in England attracted 85,000 spectators and more are expected to attend this year in USA. The Motocross of Nations is the single most prestigious race on the International motocross calendar. Often referred to as the Olympics of Motocross, this team event boasts huge TV broadcasting numbers with more than 100 million fans reached in 170 countries around the world.
About network platforms:
Network Platforms was formed in 2003. They are based in Johannesburg and Cape Town and offer services in South Africa as well as Europe. Network Platforms have concentrated on the following areas, the Internet which would include Web Design/Development, Hosting and Network Infrastructure.
Network Platforms has also been awarded the sole distributor for the Draytek range of products in Africa which included a highly completive range of routers which include such functionality as Firewall, VPN, VLAN, ADSL, WAN and VoIP.
Network Platforms have sponsored the Design/Development and daily running of the SAMXON website.
To watch the 2007 MXoN live on MediaZone, click here.