The MotoGP Holiday

After an exciting start and nine races all over the world, half the MotoGP season 2013 is already over.
All the MotoGP riders are now enjoying a well deserved summer break. Do you ever wonder how these top athletes relax? Or what destination they choose while it is their job to race around the world? Read on to find out.

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1. What is your favorite destination for holidays and why?
I like to go to the beach and I love the sun. I always search for quiet places. On my holiday I like to disconnected from everyday life and not feel any pressure.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
I will relax and do absolutely nothing at all. Normally I train every day but during that one week a year I will just lean-back, eat and drink.

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday?
I usually take my swimwear, my towel and my sun protector with me!! Hahaha!

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1. What is your favorite destination for Holidays and why?
It doesn’t matter where; as long as there is a beach and sunshine.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
To relax and do some sports

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday?
It’s depends where I am going but I always try to take my bicycle with me. That way I  stay fit and I can explore the surroundings.

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1. What is your favorite destination for Holidays and why?
My favorite holiday destination is Southern California. The weather is always great and there is so much to do; you’ll never get bored.

2. What do you prefer to do when you are on holidays?
I like to do as many things as possible when I am on holiday. I hate lying on the beach for too long. Water Sports is something I enjoy a lot.

3. What do you definitely take with you on your holiday? 
My gym clothes and trainers. It doesn’t matter where I go in the world I always take my training things. Either to run and explore the city or to just kill some time in the gym.

Visit us at the Eicma!

From November 15 until November 18 the 70th edition of the Eicma will take place in Milan. REV’IT! will be present and this is your chance to see the highlights of our brand new Spring-Summer collection 2013.
The Tailored Technology collection Fall-Winter 2012 will also be presented.

Randy de Puniet and Alvaro Bautista will both be visiting our stand for signing sessions.
And to top it off you will have the opportunity to win a fancy Yamaha Xenter 150 scooter at our stand. (In partnership with Yamaha)

Don’t miss it, come and visit our stand in Hall 2, stand R21 and be the first to discover the brand new collection.

Our Heroes

To welcome Bradley Smith in our REV’IT! family, we’ve updated the ‘Our Heroes’ profiles on Facebook today. The profiles of Alvaro Bautista, Randy de Puniet and Garrett Gerloff are refreshed and we are waiting for new PJ Jacobsen action shots, as he will be riding his first race of 2012 this weekend in Assen. As soon as we have news regarding our heroes, we’ll post it in this section. So keep checking it every now and then to see what’s keeping our heroes busy: on and off the track.Our Heroes

Preview MotoGP season 2012

With one new REV’IT! rider and two riders who changed teams this year; 3 new REV’IT! race suits have been developed. New colors take some time to get used to therefore we will guide you through the newest outfits the REV’IT! riders wear.

Alvaro Bautista – San Carlo Honda Gresini
For two years Alvaro raced in Rizla blue; this year the colors change. At San Carlo Honda Gresini a color is a theme. The team revealed a bike that is majorly black, in memory of Marco Simcelli. The new REV’IT! suit matches the bike. However this livery won’t last the entire season; the bikes and suits will vary throughout the year.
This is not the only reason to watch Alvaro this year. Expect to see him battling in the front; the Honda RCV is one of the best bikes around and the San Carlo Honda Gresini is one of the best teams in the field. One or even more podium finishes are very realistic prospect.

Randy de Puniet – Power Electronics Team Aspar (CRT)
Nobody really knew what to expect from the Claiming Rule Teams, now one thing is clear: Randy de Puniet is the man to beat, looking at the CRT’s.  1 second faster than all other CRT riders and close to the prototypes all winter, the goal is to beat a few prototypes in the second half of the season.

Bradley Smith – Tech3 Moto2 Team
With finishing on the podium for 3 times in his first year in Moto2, Bradley resigned with Tech3, securing a MotoGP ride in 2013. But that is not on his mind yet, as he’s aiming to finish 2012 on a high, proving he’s deserving the MotoGP with at least a few Moto2 wins.
Bradley and his team mate had a lot of work to do last winter; Guy Guyon designed a new chassis for the Mistral 610.  At the final tests in Jerez, 2 weeks ago, Bradley showed the potential of the new bike, finishing within 1 second of fastest man, Claudio Corti. It could have been a bit quicker, if Bradley didn’t crash his test suit. It’s Bradley’s first year in REV’IT! leathers and we’re happy he stood up and walked away after a 200km/h crash. And Bradley knows he doesn’t have to worry about his leathers this season.

Steve Parrish – BBC Crew
Not only riders wear REV’IT! clothing proudly; this year the entire BBC Sport crew will be see in REV’IT! So you won’t only see REV’IT! on the circuits but also in the paddock and on TV!

It is time…let the battle begin

All riders are ready to battle in the country where the REV’IT! headquarters is situated: the Dutch TT in Assen – The Netherlands.

REV’IT! riders Alvaro Bautista and Randy de Puniet will take their bikes to track today for two free practice sessions, followed by another practice and qualifying on Friday the 24th of June. The 26-lap race gets underway at 15.00hrs local time on Saturday June 25th.

Álvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team

“We will be looking to continue with the same progress we had at Silverstone when we get to Assen this week. We made big steps in England, because it was very cold all weekend and we were able to be competitive and went a long way forward from where we were last year. It was cold at Assen in 2010 and we struggled, so we are hoping that what happened last week will help us if the conditions are the same – I hope it’s a lot warmer though and that won’t be an issue! The two circuits are quite similar, they are very fast with some good corners and it will be like continuing our work from where we finished at Silverstone. I won at Assen in 2008 and although it will be tough to try and repeat that, I believe we now have the package to start to run nearer the front on a regular basis.”

Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team

“I need to turn my season around. Sure, it’s difficult, but it’s possible to do better. I hope that with the help of my team, I’ll be able to solve the problems with the bike’s front end. Otherwise I’m fine; I just want to erase the last race from my mind, as it was the worst of my career.”

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Randy de Puniet is eager to race in Le Mans

The fourth round of the MotoGP world championship will take place this weekend in Le Mans, the home circuit of REV’IT! rider Randy de Puniet.

The narrow circuit is characterized by unusual curves, which force the riders to brake and accelerate hard. The Pramac Racing Team will try to continue the encouraging progress it experienced in Portugal. Randy De Puniet is eager to do well in front of his home crowd, at a track where he has earned four podiums. It all depends on his knee which, following the removal of a screw a few days after the Jerez race, certainly didn’t help him during the round at Estoril 2 weeks ago.

 “I must say that I was very worried about my knee after the race in Estoril. When I got off the bike, I immediately feared the worst. I thought that the ligaments might have been injured during the race, but fortunately the doctor visits I’ve made have excluded that possibility. We have had a few days off, so my knee had some time to rest.. The problem had to do with the blood circulation around the scar after the screw was removed. I’m calm and happy to race in front of my fans, on home ground. I wasn’t able to test the bike like everyone else did at Estoril, but I hope to have the same approach with the bike as we had in Qatar and at Jerez.”

Don’t forget to watch the Grand Prix race in Le Mans!
Randy is ready. Are you?