The commitment of Caberg in the racing sector continues in 2019. As well this year, the Caberg Drift Evo helmet will protect our riders engaged in major national and international competitions. More and more riders are opting for the safety of Caberg using the new Drift Evo helmet that is a real concentration of technology and knowhow to grant performances and safety. The tri-composite outer shell (fiberglass, kevlar and carbon) is now available in two sizes to the benefit of lightweight and aerodynamics. The very wide field of vision offered by the quick release visor, the comfort of the new removable and washable interior with double anti-turbulence neck roll, and the excellent internal ventilation are the result of the studies of Caberg’s R&D department, as well as the numerous tests conducted on the track by our riders.
Ayrton Badovini, who in 2019 will compete with the Pedercini Racing team with a private Ninja Kawasaki ZX-6R, joined the Caberg rider’s team last year and in this coming season will again bring the Drift Evo to the track during the Supersport 600 World Championship. Winner of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup in 2010, after a year of adaptation to the 600 class, Badovini this year aims to remain firmly in the top spot of the rankings. Not an easy task in one of the most hard-fought championships in the world.
The fast Uk rider is confirmed also for the season 2019. He will race in the Supersport 600 World Championship with Kawasaki Team Pedercini. In 2018 Kyle always fought for the first 7 positions of the championship reaching in Portimao a great second position! After several seasons riding Honda, this year he will ride the new ZX-6R.
Born in Rome in 1999, although still very young, Davide Pizzoli can already boast a considerable experience, having raced both in the Moto3 and in the Supersport class. He joined the Caberg riders’ team and in 2019 will race in the ranks of the prestigious Leopard team in the world championship Junior FIM CEV Moto3, also participating as a wild card in some races of the Moto3 world championship.
Born in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1999, Dorren Loureiro is one of the most promising youngsters in the Supersport 300 World Championship. Fifth in the 300 World Championship last year, reaching the second place in the Donington Park race in the UK, Dorren this year aims for the world title and has chosen the performance and safety of Caberg's Drift Evo to do so.
Another welcome confirmation within the Caberg riders’ group is the one of the very young Raffaele Fusco, who this year continues his professional growth and run-up to the Moto3 world championship. In 2019, in addition to participating again in the CIV Italian Moto3 class Speed Championship (in 2018 he finished in fourth place, winning two second places), Raffaele will also participate in some competitions of the Junior FIM CEV Moto3 World Championship with the aim of gaining more experience.
The collaboration between the six-time Italian Supersport champion Massimo Roccoli and Caberg has started three years ago and will continue into 2019, during which Massimo will try to conquer his seventh Italian Championship title. With his experience, Roccoli played an important part in the development of the Drift Evo, which he tested under extreme conditions on the track.
Italian champion of the Supersport 300 in 2017; last year the young rider from San Marino has started using the Caberg Drift Evo helmet and will continue to use it in 2019. Last season Bernardi arrived just a breath away from winning his second consecutive SS300 Italian title, and he has run in the same category of the World championship. For 2019, he decided to move to 600 class and compete in the CIV Italian Supersport Championship with a Yamaha R6.
Alessio Velini is one of the riders who worked and contributed a lot to the development of the Caberg Drift Evo helmet. The expert rider from Assisi will obviously remain part of the Caberg family and will race in the National Trophy 1000 with only one goal: victory.
Ivan Goi, a rider who does not need an introduction, having won in the past three Italian titles and some victories in the Moto3 world championship. Ivan chose Caberg for next season in the National Trophy 1000 Superbike.
In the National Trophy 1000 SBK not only Velini and Goi will defend the Caberg colors, but also the reconfirmed Simone Saltarelli, who, last year, in the prestigious Italian championship won the race at Mugello.
The ones above-mentioned are the key Caberg riders for 2019, but they won’t be the only ones to bring the Drift Evo to the track. In fact, in the MiniGP class, the two young and talented riders Alex Venturini (class 2007) and Matteo Romito (class 2008) will use Caberg helmets trying to win as many races as possible and pass to higher categories next year; while, for the second consecutive year, Swan Puzone will try to conquer the Italian Supersport Cup. However, our special praise goes to our riders Maurizio Castelli and Daniele Nicolino of the DiDi (Diversely Disabled) team who run and win in the OCTO Bridgestone cup despite important physical limits.
We wish them the very best for a great season full of satisfaction.