GAS, which has sponsored the Repsol Honda Team for 15 consecutive years, is on the Honda stand at the 70th International Motorcycle Exhibition – in Milan to 18 November – to announce a two year extension of the contract that links the Vicenza-based jeanswear brand to the world’s leading motorcycle makers, and to present the new uniforms for the team and the HRC staff, Honda’s racing arm.
The apparel, produced and distributed – in the replica version – exclusively by GAS, has undergone a complete restyling with valuable assistance from designer Aldo Drudi of Cattolica, who has worked with many leading names in motorcycling, and who was awarded the ADI’s Compasso d’Oro in 2001 for Valentino Rossi’s race suit. From the Romagna-born racing designer’s unbridled passion for motorcycle racing and GAS know-how in the production of high quality, casual clothing, comes the new line of apparel that Repsol Honda riders and team, as well as the HRC staff, will wear for the entire 2013 championship season. The complete line includes high performance, good looking jackets, fleeces, shorts, polo shirts and pants – a perfect blend of comfort and style.
The new uniforms will be given added value not only by perfect fit and the use of hi-tech materials, but also by an even more accentuated racing flavour. Cuts and details on the garments will be strongly inspired by the racing suits, the bright colors will evoke the idea of race circuits and aggressive, appealing graphics will be suggested by the Japanese manufacturers’ corporate world and reinterpreted in a unique way by Aldo Drudi’s mastery.
A new co-branded GAS Honda capsule collection with vintage appeal will be unveiled next January on the GAS stand at the 83rd Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence.