Schuberth has a 16-year history of creating Formula One helmet technology. Schuberth has also become a recognized name in motorcycle racing – and that name will surely grow after the latest news.The German-based Schuberth has partnered with the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Beginning in 2016, all Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup riders will don Schuberth lids. 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, Schuberth reports.
“We have been supplying well-known Formula One drivers with helmets already since 2000,” says Schuberth CEO Jan-Christian Becker. “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.”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 10th anniversary next year – as well as a premiere, since Schuberth will join the racing series as a new partner for the first time.For additional information, visit Schuberth.
This Podcast is also brought to you by the new modular helmet from Schuberth, the C5. The C5 blends safety with light weight and amazing quietness. Visit Schuberth.com for more information.
This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at email@example.com and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!