Spain’s triple MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, and SHARK, the French helmet manufacturer, have announced a three-year partnership in MotoGP.
Five-time world champion Lorenzo will be wearing the Race-R PRO, SHARK’s flagship product, in all races, after binning HJC following several high profile helmet mishaps in 2015.
The Factory Yamaha rider said: “I am very proud to be tackling the forthcoming seasons with such a prestigious brand as SHARK, which has a long history in MotoGP. For me, this represents a most exciting challenge and I am quite sure that, together, we will form a great team. I really hope that I can reward all this confidence they have placed in me with some major successes.”
The Chairman of SHARK, Patrick Francois, was equally pleased with the news. He said: “We are very proud of the trust that Jorge Lorenzo has placed in our brand and in our helmets by joining the SHARK Racing Team for the forthcoming seasons of MotoGP. Having the chance to work with such a high-level experienced rider is a real opportunity for our brand, as his skills will enable us to push back the technical boundaries of our products. Jorge is aware that thanks to our leading position in the market for motorcycle equipment, we will be applying all our knowhow and expertise to every race in order to support him and fulfil all his expectations. We are certain that the quality of our products will meet with his full satisfaction and that this partnership will lead us all onward to resounding victories during the seasons to come!”