November 13 2008.

Three times AMA Superbike champion Ben Spies has extended his contract with HJC - the world's largest helmet maker - for 2009 and 2010.

In 2009 Ben will be heading the Yamaha Italia assault aboard the new Big Bang R1, supported by Brit Tom Sykes, before an expected move to MotoGP in 2010.

Following two seasons in HJC's SHARP 5 star-rated "HQ-1" helmet, Ben will be moving to the latest incarnation of HJC's UK best-seller, the "FG-15" model.

This news comes as a massive boost in the year in which HJC plans to become the UK's biggest selling helmet brand.

HJC's 2009 range brochure is available NOW from UK distributor Oxford Products - call 01993 862 300, email info@oxprod.com or log onto www.oxprod.com