BLS Group is the new official partner of Yamaha Motor Racing
Yamaha team selects BLS masks to protect riders and staff
We are proud to announce our partnership with Yamaha Factory Racing and to protect the MotoGP world champions and the whole team.
BLS & Yamaha Motor Racing - champions in safety
With the aim to safeguard riders and teams against the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to be a major issue facing us on a global scale, BLS is taking to the track as an official partner of Yamaha Motor Racing.
For the entire 2022 season, BLS will supply customised FFP2 protective masks that meet the criteria set by Dorna Sports and conform to Yamaha's safety standards and regulations.
BLS & Yamaha Motor Racing - adrenaline meets safety
Champions on the track, protected in the pits
The riders - Fabio Quartararo, MotoGPTM World Champion 2021, and Franco Morbidelli - as well as the entire Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team and the Yamaha staff present at Grand Prix races will be able to carry out their tasks inside the paddock and the pits in full comfort and awareness of their own safety.
FFP2, produced and certified by BLS, was created with the intention of stressing the importance of one's own breathing and health and of wearing practical but certified and safe personal protective equipment, to protect oneself - and the others - in every context..
Safety is enhanced by comfort: with its vertical format, the mask fits the face perfectly and guarantees an optimal fit on faces of different sizes and shapes. In addition, nape elastics prevent pressure on the ears, even during prolonged use.
Thanks to the partnership that began in early 2022, the new BLS masks - specially designed for Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, Yamaha staff and riders - were already in use last weekend at the first official test in Sepang (Malaysia) and they will also be used at the next MotoGP test in Mandalika (Indonesia) on 11-13 February.
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, explains:
"We warmly welcome the BLS Group to our community. The pandemic continues to pose a risk to the MotoGP paddock, that will be traveling to 21 GPs all around the globe. It will be a challenge to keep our Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP riders and Yamaha Factory Racing staff in good health and ‘Covid-19 negative’ throughout the next 9 months. We need to use the best equipment to give us the best protection.
BLS Group is an Italy-based company and we are now working closely together to make sure we have face masks that are fully protective yet still comfortable to wear, as our crew members make long days during the race weekends.
We are really happy that we found a partner in BLS who understands our work requirements and who is fully motivated to help us protect ourselves and others."
Pier Paolo Zani, managing director of BLS srl, adds:
"It is a great honour for BLS to become a partner of Yamaha Motor Racing and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP with the supply of our products that will protect the respiratory tract of all the team during the whole season. Every work place must be protected from any agent, both polluting and pathogenic, and we are very happy to have found a reality so prepared and attentive to individual and collective safety before anything else."
About Yamaha Motor Racing
Yamaha Factory Racing is Yamaha's entirely owned Factory Team in MotoGP. The team was founded in 1999 following the retirement of Grand Prix legend Wayne Rainey and, after an initial phase in the Netherlands, in 2005 Yamaha Motor Racing BV created a single European Yamaha MotoGP operation in Italy (Yamaha Motor Racing Srl), strengthening and centralising the management of the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP team.
Yamaha Motor Racing Srl is headquartered in Gerno di Lesmo (Italy), near Monza, in a state-of-the-art facility, bringing all technical, logistic, management, marketing and communication departments under one roof. Although responsibility for the technical aspects of MotoGP remains predominantly with Yamaha's MotoGP Group in Japan, a number of Japanese and European engineers complete the European MotoGP set-up.
In 2022, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team will compete in the MotoGP World Championship with riders Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli.
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