January 23 2015.

Motorcycle Trader 2015 Industry Award winner R&G has become the official crash protection supplier to the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship as part of a multi-structured deal with MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR).

Founded in 1999, Hampshire-based R&G quickly became the leading manufacturer of crash protection products for motorcycles, thanks to its innovative designs and model-bespoke fitments. During these 16 years, the Company has expanded into products that defend a motorcycle from damage caused from everyday riding, as well as offering a huge range of bike-related accessories.

In addition to becoming the official crash protection supplier: R&G will have a massively increased presence within MCE BSB, supporting riders and teams with a race paddock service, ACU discount, amplified branding in and around the circuits, more televised coverage, and the introduction of the R&G Newcomers Trophy. Spectators will also be able to take advantage of a dedicated retail shop at each round.

The agreement with MSVR also extends to MSV Trackdays (MSVT), with R&G products being used on the instructors’ bikes and promoted at the events. 

MCE BSB series director, Stuart Higgs, said: “R&G is a recognised and award-winning brand, focused on protecting motorcycles, ultimately saving riders money, and I’m really excited that we’ve been able to increase our working relationship within the MCE British Superbike Championship and also to cover MSV Trackdays.

“The cost of racing is never likely to drastically reduce, but we’ve seen many times that fitting top quality, strategically-placed protection can make a huge difference to a bike in a crash and reduce delays caused by oil spillages, particularly on track days.”

R&G managing director, Simon Hughes, said: “I’m delighted to reach this deal with MSVR and for R&G to become more closely aligned with such a prestigious championship that reflects the same values as our brand.  Racing is at the core of R&G and a large part of how we develop our expanding product ranges.  We’ve always invested back into the sport and this agreement with MSVR should only help to reinforce that."

Secondary engine covers are a mandatory product at MCE BSB, to help prevent oil contaminating the track from a crashed bike, potentially causing further incidents. R&G’s Engine Case Covers were approved for use in all classes within the Championship in 2014 and were exclusively used by every bike competing the 2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge, as well as being trusted by Team WD-40 and Gearlink Kawasaki, among many others.

R&G will also be announcing its sponsored teams and riders for the 2015 season in both national and worldwide championships in due course. 

For race and ACU support enquiries, please contact Alan Garrett, UK Sales Manager, on 01420 89007 or alan@rg-racing.com


Pictured above: BSB series director, Stuart Higgs (left), with R&G managing director, Simon Hughes