Hyundai Motorsport announces partnership with Alpinestars for 2015 WRC season
- Performance motorsport apparel manufacturer Alpinestars has joined forces with Hyundai Motorsport for the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).
- The partnership will see Alpinestars provide technical apparel and shoes for Hyundai Shell World Rally Team drivers and co-drivers at all WRC events and tests.
- Hyundai Motorsport will derive a competitive advantage from using Alpinestars lightweight, high performance products in its second year of WRC.
December 10, 2014 - Hyundai Motorsport is pleased to announce that it has entered into a technical partnership with Alpinestars, the leading provider of performance motorsport apparel and footwear.
Under the new agreement, which comes into effect for the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), Alpinestars will become a Technical Supplier for the Hyundai Shell World Rally Team, providing all driver and co-driver crews with race clothing.
Hyundai Motorsport is aiming to build on a successful first year in WRC, which has included a debut win and three other podium finishes, and has turned to Alpinestars to provide cutting-edge motorsport clothing for its crews in 2015.
With race suits, gloves, shoes and technical under-layers constructed from ultra-lightweight materials, Alpinestars apparel offers anatomically optimised fit with class-leading safety and protection. In the highly competitive environment of WRC, Alpinestars products are designed to provide a competitive advantage by incorporating the latest technological developments in the pursuit of performance,
Hyundai Motorsport Team Principal Michel Nandan said: “As we prepare for our second year in the FIA World Rally Championship we are delighted that Alpinestars can contribute to our ongoing drive for weight reduction, while ensuring that the drivers and co-drivers are comfortable in order to compete to the best of their abilities.”
Alpinestars President/CEO, Gabriele Mazzarolo commented: “Our technology is based upon testing at the highest levels of world motorsport and forming a technical partnership with the Hyundai Motorsport program in the World Rally Championship fulfils that criteria. They have already made impressively rapid progress in WRC and our support will focus on continuous development of product technology to give the drivers and co-drivers a critical competitive performance advantage, as we do for teams and drivers in Formula 1, NASCAR, WEC and many other top motorsports series”.
About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company, which leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars, offers top-quality best-sellers such as Elantra, Sonata and Genesis. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2013, sold 4.73 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.
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About Hyundai Motorsport GmbH
Established on 19 December 2012, Hyundai Motorsport GmbH is responsible for Hyundai’s global motorsport activities and primarily for its World Rally Championship programme. Based in Alzenau on the outskirts of Frankfurt in Germany, the company has embarked on its debut season in the FIA World Rally Championship in 2014 with a bespoke team of skilled staff and a brand new car, the Hyundai i20 WRC.
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