Extreme sports legend Travis Pastrana joins AGV helmets, part of the Dainese Group.
The biker has just signed a new sponsor agreement to wear an AGV helmet (read the official press release below).
AGV Introduces its 2010 Motocross “Dream Team” lead by Travis Pastrana
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan 25th, 2009 – AGV is pleased to announce that it has signed Travis Pastrana. Travis who is widely regarded as one of the greatest talents and greatest innovators of the sport of motocross and freestyle, will be wearing AGV’s new motocross helmets for his “two-wheels adventures” and AGV-manufactured helmets for his rally car competitions. TP199’s achievements are already legends: 5-times US amateur motocross titles, 2-times Canadian amateur motocross champion, World Freestyle champion at age 14, member of Team USA at the Motocross des Nations, AMA Pro National champion, AMA 125 East Supercross champion, most successful competitor in the history of the X Games with multiple Gold medals and most recently back-to-back champion at Rally USA.
The 26 year old Pastrana joins a storied roster of champions and legends who have competed in AGV over the years from Giacomo Agostini, Angel Nieto, Barry Sheene and Gennady Moiseev to Ezra Lusk, Max Biaggi, Marco Simoncelli and Valentino Rossi.
Pastrana joins a strong team of AGV riders that includes Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps and Ashley Fiolek in the USA and Team Rinaldi Yamaha Monster Energy riders Gautier Paulin and 2008 World Champ David Philippaerts in the FiM Motocross World Championships.
“Getting Travis on board is huge for AGV,” said AGV Dainese USA’s Head of Operations, Roberto Sadowsky. “Working with athletes who are at the top of their sports to help develop product is what AGV helmets have been doing for the last 63 years, it is part of the AGV Dainese’s DNA. Along with Davi and Ashley Fiolek, we see TP as a huge part of what’s next for AGV in the motocross and off-road industry.”
“My head is something I can’t afford to take risks with and the AGV helmet provides the best fit and more protection than anything on the market,” said Pastrana. “I was surprise how light it was at first but after riding a few hours with it, I can say that I haven’t used anything that light and vented in the past.”
Part of the Dainese group, AGV helmets are the results of 63 years of hard work in finding the best solution in terms of safety and design. A tradition carried on by some of the most important riders of all times who helped AGV to make motorcycling history. Among them Giacomo Agostini, Angel Nieto, Barry Sheene, Kenny Roberts, Gennady Moiseev, Randy Mamola, Johnny Cecotto, Ezra Lusk, as well as Formula 1 racing drivers such as Niki Lauda and Emerson Fittipaldi.
Today the legend is carried on by the 9 times MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi, who is wearing an AGV helmet since the beginning of his thrilling career,2008 250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli and motocross freestyle legend Travis Pastrana.
In the United States, AGV helmets are distributed by Parts Unlimited.