New long-term sponsorship deal for RST Motorcycle Clothing
Motorcycle apparel brand RST has signed a new long-term sponsorship agreement to be the Official Safety Partner of the Isle of Man TT Races and Classic TT Races, extending a relationship that originally began in 2015.
Speaking of the new agreement, Jonny Towers, founder of RST commented:
“Since the outset RST has had a strong sponsorship programme that focuses on British riders and the TT Races has been a particular focus for us when selecting riders because we don’t believe that there’s a better way of demonstrating and showcasing our products than in the world’s toughest and most prestigious motorcycle race.”
The deal sees the company become title sponsor of both the RST Superbike TT and RST Superbike Classic TT Races and the title sponsor of the ‘RST Classic TT Heroes Dinner’.
As part of their sponsorship, RST will provide the TT Travelling Marshals and Rider Liaison Officers with safety equipment during the events including custom made jackets for the Travelling Marshals and personalised equipment for the Rider Liaison Officers.
RST will also develop a line of high quality safety wear products and premium merchandise featuring the TT logo. The new range will be available to purchase from the RST retail unit at the TT Grandstand at both events, as well as globally through the company’s network of distributors and retailers and the company’s own online store from March 2018.
A further initiative will see RST sponsor a new "Star of Tomorrow" award at the TT Races, which will be judged on a range of factors by the TT Rider Liaison Officers. The award will include two complete sets of factory made to measure safety wear as well as a package of undercuts, sliders and casual wear.
Richard Quayle TT Rider Liaison Officer commented:
“RST are a great partner for the Isle of Man TT and Classic TT and we are happy to endorse the effectiveness of their products and associate the TT’s name with their company because their products have been proven time and time again on the Mountain Course.”
“Their support for the up and coming riders is a real tangible benefit for the guys starting out and shows that their thinking is aligned and in tune with riders and their requirements.”
Jonny Towers, Founder of RST with TT rider liaison officer Richard Quayle.