After 16 years of experience with Formula One helmet technology, Schuberth now also expands motorbike racing activities
The „Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup“ has been making a great name for itself as a veritable factory of new talent for Grand Prix motorcycle racing. Many successful Moto3 and Moto2 riders like Danny Kent, Luis Salom, Arthur Sissis, Jakub Kornfeil, Brad Binder, Miguel Oliveira and Karel Hanika have won their earliest international victories in the „Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup“. German world championship riders Florian Alt and Phillip Öttl have also come through this training ground. Held within the context of MotoGP races, the cup celebrates its tenth anniversary next year – as well as a premiere, since Schuberth will join the racing series as a new partner for the first time.
When 24 up-and-coming new racers once again commence the fight for their eventual graduation to MotoGP in 2016, they will be wearing Schuberth racing helmets from the latest stage of development. All rookies will be supplied with individually manufactured examples of a newly developed racing helmet, painted in the individual rider’s design. Come spring, Schuberth will launch the newly developed helmet in time for the start of the new racing season.
„We have been supplying well-known Formula One drivers with helmets already since 2000“, Schuberth CEO Jan-Christian Becker reminds us. „Currently, Nico Rosberg, Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hülkenberg, Susie Wolff and Sergio Perez trust in Schuberth technology in Formula One. And they are only the tip of the iceberg since we are also active in Formula 4, in the International German motorcycle championship and in hobby racing. With the ‘Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup’, we intend to expand our commitment to racing as well as increase public perception of our activities. We are very happy about this new partnership, as well as proud to supply the rookies with our brand new racing helmet and support them all the way on their path to the top.“