April 26 2013.

R&G, the leading motorcycle crash protection products company, will once again support a long and varied list of teams, racers and riding schools in 2013.

Unfortunately, crashing is an inevitable part of racing, which is why, since its formation in 1999, R&G's effective and uncompromising crash protection products have been trusted by race teams and riders at every tier to protect their machines.

For 2013, R&G sponsorship varies from supporting promising talent at club level to backing front-running teams in the British Superbike paddock.

Chris Walker is no stranger to R&G products; his 30 Kawasaki ZX-6R Chris Walker Race School bikes are all fitted with a comprehensive range of protection and 'The Stalker' is fielding Mason Law in the National Superstock 600 championship on an R&G-kitted bike, having won the championship in 2012 with Lee Jackson.

The Quattro Plant Kawasaki team, which Walker and team mate Danny Buchan ride for in the Superbike class, feature R&G protection in 2013 along with the bikes of the team's National Superstock 1000 riders, Steve Henegan and Kyle Wilks. The team will also field James Hillier at major road races, like the Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

For the fifth successive season, Gearlink Kawasaki will also rely on R&G for its ZX-6Rs of Alastair Seeley and Ben Wilson in the fierce British Supersport class and also for Nicole McAleer and Luke Hedger in the National Superstock 600 division.

The five-strong Oxford TAG Triumph team will also benefit from front-to-back R&G protection along with the recently-introduced Rearsets on the Daytona 675R machines of Scott Smart, Richard Cooper, Shaun Winfield and John Simpson in British Supersport and Gary Winfield in National Superstock 600.

R&G is further represented in National Superstock 1000 on the RAF Reserves Honda Fireblade of Simon Andrews and on the ZX-10Rs of Team WD-40 riders Jon Railton and Tommy Aquino and of Ian Lougher's ILR Kawasaki team fielding Victor Cox and Filip Backlund.

Michael Dunlop will also be putting R&G's Tank Sliders, Huggers and Knee Sliders to the extreme demands of International Road Racing on his selection of Superbike, Superstock and Supersport machines.

Away from racing but still on track, the California Superbike School has been working closely with R&G for many years now and has helped the Hampshire-based firm develop its carbon Tank Sliders and recently AMA-approved Engine Case Covers. In 2013, the track school is once again relying on R&G protection for its fleet of Yamaha R6s and FZ8s, along with supplying all instructors with R&G Aero Knee Sliders.

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