Cal Crutchlow and HJC Helmets will partner for the 2019 to 2020 MotoGP seasons.
HJC hopes the rider will contribute towards product development.
HJC Helmets hail from South Korea.
Korean helmet manufacturer HJC Helmets has signed British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow for the 2019 and 2020 MotoGP seasons.
The hard charging Brit came to the premier class in 2011 and continues to contest in the championship with Team LCR Honda in 2019. Crutchlow rewarded the team with three podium finishes, including a win at Argentina in 2018. Unfortunately, an injury from a heavy crash in Australia sidelined him from the final three races of the season.
It’s perhaps symbolic that his first MotoGP win came at the 2016 HJC Helmets Grand Prix České Republiky. In the helmet manufacturer’s press release, they hope Crutchlow could contribute more podium finishes, including at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix Deutschland 2019.
HJC also looks forward to the rider being a vital part of their racing program in contributing towards product development. HJC has been in business for 47 years and have been working closely with Marvel Comics lately.
“I am very pleased to announce my new partnership with HJC Helmets. They’ve grown their presence in the MotoGP paddock over the past few years, sponsoring races and I’m happy to join the family. Despite being a huge company, they haven’t lost the personal approach and relationship, and this means a lot to me. Their helmet is a great product and I’m looking forward to working with them to continue to develop and evolve their design,” Crutchlow said.
Mr. W. K. Wong, Founder and CEO of HJC Helmets said, “HJC is a family business, so when we welcome a new rider they become part of the family. Cal Crutchlow is a very competitive rider who maintains good sportsmanship on and off the track. We look forward to having him join the HJC family and representing HJC Helmets around the world.”