The 2012 motor sport season is well underway all over Europe. We have expanded our involvement in professional racing further throughout Europe and into the United States. We recently launched our SR1 race helmet and have taken our first steps in the professional motorcycle racing arena.
This year, we are pleased to have recruited the experienced Honda factory rider Arne Tode as a new test rider for Schuberth in the IDM. Rico Penzkofer (Team Penz13) has also joined our team as an official test rider. He will start in the IDM and will also compete in the Isle of Man TT (25 May to 8 June), possibly the most gruelling street race in the world. We are already looking forward to the first pictures from this spectacle on 2 wheels.
Stefan Nebel, KTM factory rider and Schuberth test rider since 2011, will take the SR1 onto US soil for the first time; his U.S. debut will be in the highest level American motorcycle division, AMA Pro Superbike. Best of luck, Stefan!
We are particularly pleased about the success of our French SR1 rider Erwan Nigon, who is racing in the IDM for the first time with BMW and has managed to finish in first place twice already. Toutes nos félicitations, Erwan!
All in all, 23 SR1 riders are going to the start in countries throughout Europe, including France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Ireland.