Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Teams Up with Oakley

2017-04-20 12:46
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will combine strengths with Oakley, a brand with a deep commitment to MotoGP. Oakley will be an Official Sponsor and Official Supplier to the Yamaha Factory Racing Team, as it strives for greatness during the 2017 MotoGP World Championship.

Built on a foundation of performance and innovation, Oakley designs, develops and manufactures performance and lifestyle pieces that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level. With the belief that everything can and will be made better, Oakley pushes the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to product design and technology innovation.

Ultimate performance while maintaining optimal safety is always at the heart of motorsports and is taken very seriously by Yamaha. Oakley is the perfect choice in partner to upgrade Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team‘s equipment. Besides providing the team with eyewear featuring Oakley Prizm™, a revolutionary lens technology that dramatically enhances detail, Oakley will also supply Yamaha with helmets to help them adhere to the new safety regulation concerning qualifying sessions and “Flag to Flag” procedures. As of the 2017 MotoGP season, it is compulsory for mechanics to wear an approved crash helmet and other protective equipment whilst working in pit lane during the event of a bike swap.

Besides being an Official Sponsor and Official Supplier to the team, Oakley is also a personal sponsor of both Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. To highlight the importance that the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team ascribes to its close partnership with the brand, the Oakley logo is prominently featured on the team uniforms and the trucks, as well as inside the pit garage and the team‘s hospitality areas.





LIN JARVIS

LIN JARVIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR, YAMAHA MOTOR RACING


We are delighted to have signed with Oakley as Official Sponsor and of course Official Supplier of eyewear to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team. I believe our two companies have a great deal in common. We are both dedicated to performance, using the highest technologies, vastly experienced in the motorsports arena and accustomed to providing our riders and athletes with stylish purpose built equipment to enhance their performance. Like Yamaha, Oakley fully understands the demands and the required functionality for professional sports material fit for both the MotoGP paddock environment and situations as unique and critical as “Flag to Flag” procedures. We are confident that with Oakley‘s innovative eyewear and helmets we are fully prepared for the 2017 season, come rain or shine.

Source: Yamaha Motor Racing

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