Tom Sykes snapped up a pair of wins at Magny-Cours, setting himself up in good position to capture his first World Superbike Championship at the season finale in Jerez in two weeks. The Kawasaki rider scored his series-leading eight and ninth victories of the season, giving him a commanding 37-point cushion over Eugene Laverty and […]
World Superbike Championship Rebranding Itself for 25th Anniversary
The World Superbike Championship is getting a branding makeover for 2012 as the production-based racing series marks its 25th anniversary.
The rebranding efforts will include a new logo as well as a new look for its television broadcasts. According to series promoter Infront Sports & Media, the new look “will be launched as a symbol for the on-gong development and innovation of the series”. The full brand relaunch in November at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.
“Passion, competition and accessibility are three key values that we continuously endeavor to communicate to our audience,” says Paolo Flammini, chief executive officer of Infront Motorsports. “People perceive and recognize them appropriate for SBK. The road is our origin: SBK comes from the roads, our bikes are production-derived bikes, our races are competitive and exciting and enable fans to identify themselves with the riders. This is why we have chosen to further develop the chevron, a familiar icon from the roads worldwide, as a key visual element for the new SBK brand family and bring it to life wherever we can.”
The rebranding comes as Infront Motorsports transitions to new owners, Bridgepoint, which also owns MotoGP promoter Dorna.
[Source: World Superbike]
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