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Dainese and AGV partner with American Flat Track to bring safety innovations to the sport
COSTA MESA, CA. (March 13th, 2017) – American Flat Track (AFT) today took two important steps in the interest of promoting rider safety with the announcement of long-term, strategic partnerships with Dainese, the leaders in dynamic protective gear, and AGV Helmets, engineers of headgear safety technology. The Italian companies will bring safety innovations gained from their experience in MotoGP and other forms of road racing to the sport of Pro Flat Track competition.
“We are proud to be associated with both Dainese and AGV,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The primary objective of both of these world-class Italian brands aligns with the goals of American Flat Track – preserving the safety and maximizing the performance capability of our athletes. We look forward to working with them in promoting innovation and developing cutting edge safety technologies for our sport.”
Dainese, recognized as the Official Motorcycle Safety and Race Apparel of American Flat Track, will work with AFT riders and teams to develop leather racing suits tailored specifically for the demands of Flat Track racing. In addition to suit development, the Italian brand is also constructing the next generation of safety steel shoes for AFT competition.
“The Dainese leathers are the best in the world – that’s why multi-time World Champion Valentino Rossi wears them,” said defending AFT Grand National Champion Bryan Smith and a member of the Indian Wrecking Crew. “They’re new to Flat Track, and it’s great to have them join my team with the No. 1 plate and start at the top – where Dainese belongs.”
AGV, named the Official Helmet of American Flat Track, will also partner with riders to develop innovations in helmet technology …read more