Motorcycle racing wouldn’t be nearly as fun without the chance to garb oneself up from neck to toe in brightly covered animal hides, would it? Alpinestars is on board with MotoAmerica for 2017.
Here’s the Official Word from Alpinestars:
COSTA MESA, CA, FEB. 15 – MotoAmerica has announced that Alpinestars has signed on as a partner of the MotoAmerica Series for 2017. Alpinestars, producers of world leading protection for motorcyclists and motorcycle racers, is currently the leather suit and boot supplier to several MotoAmerica racers, including two-time Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier.
“Racing at the highest level has been an instrumental part of Alpinestars’ development philosophy since our beginning in 1963,” said Alpinestars’ President Gabriele Mazzarolo. “Our support for many of the most successful riders in the AMA Superbike Championship over the years has helped us test and refine numerous pioneering technologies that have improved both rider performance and safety over the years. This partnership with MotoAmerica is, therefore, a natural development and we look forward to helping with their efforts in continuing to grow the strength of the championship.”
“I had a relationship with Alpinestars at different points in my racing career and it’s great to see them come on-board as a partner in our series,” said MotoAmerica President and three-time 500cc World Champion Wayne Rainey. “They’ve seen the growth of our series, they believe in MotoAmerica and we appreciate their support.”
Currently, Alpinestars equips Beaubier, 2016 Bazzaz Superstock 1000 Champion Josh Herrin, 2015 Superstock 1000 Champion Jake Gagne, 2015 Supersport Champion JD Beach and Motul Superbike Class stars Toni Elias and Roger Hayden.