Atherton Racing and Commencal have ended their partnership after five years which brought 50 victories and multiple world titles.
Atherton Racing Team Director Dan Brown commented: "We're sad to be saying goodbye to Max and the Commencal brand but we have to be happy with what we have achieved together and strive to continue our individual success stories along different paths.
“Max and his team have supported us amazingly over the last five years and we wish them all the best in the future. Although we will not be working alongside the brand anymore you can rest assured that we will remain great friends and look back on the partnership very fondly."
The teams’ combined history has been marked by some monumental occasions, most memorably the triple win in Andorra and the double world championship in Val di Sole, Italy.
Over the next five weeks there will be 10 of the best images from each year of the partnership placed on the Atherton Racing Facebook page. The five most popular photographs will be compiled into a slideshow, accompanied by personal accounts of the story behind each of them.
The Athertons will be announcing their future plans in due course and look forward to another season of amazing racing.