February 6th, 2018.

HJC Helmets has announced Andrea lannone as a sponsored rider for the 2018 and 2019 MotoGP race seasons.

The Italian racer will be wearing a brand new helmet that has yet to be debuted. lt is designed specifically for racing at a professional level, based on the RPHA 11 helmet. With extreme speeds in mind, the HJC R&D team worked at their in-house wind tunnel to adjust the aerodynamics of the helmet. ln addition, the eye port was increased for added visibility in a tucked riding position.

HJC Helmets and Andrea Iannone are already working on a replica design so motorcycle riders around the world can sport the #29 design on their own RPHA 11 helmet in due course.

Iannone said: "I am very excited to join the HJC Helmet family this year. HJC has a tradition of quality and race performance helmets. With its multiple MotoGP title sponsorships and portfolio of racers around the world, HJC is the brand of choice in MotoGP. I am glad to be one of its top ambassadors and I look forward to a long term commitment to the brand." 

In addition to Andrea HJC also supports 2017 MotoAmerica SuperSport Cham­pion Garrett Gerloff, 2017 MotoAmerica SuperBike Champion Toni Elias, 2015 World Champion Danny Kent, and MotoGP rider Mika Kallio and Brand Am­bassador Ben Spies.

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