The prestigious Italian brand of accessories for bike and riders GIVI will team up with the HRC squad to tackle the 2016 Rally Dakar.
Team HRC wishes to welcome GIVI, who are to form a part of the team for the forthcoming Dakar 2016. Honda Racing Corporation’s Rally Team and GIVI have come to an agreement on technical commercial collaboration which will allow both a greater presence and participation in one of the world’s toughest competitions: the Dakar Rally.
GIVI is the market leader for motorcycle accessories for bikes and riders (rear cases, hard/soft bags, windshields, helmets and other accessories) with installations throughout the world.
GIVI, which was founded in competitions over 35 years ago, continues to play an active role in sporting activities and has been collaborating with top teams such as Team HRC in Moto GP. GIVI will now enter the world of rally-raid, lining up alongside Team HRC Rally, the team who have clinched the most stage wins over the last two editions of the Dakar.
“I am very happy, says GIVI President Giuseppe Visenzi, to personally announce that our long-term co-operation with the Team HRC will extend this year from MotoGP to the highly challenging world of the 2016 Dakar Rally. It is a great honor for me to support the HRC Honda Team, since I used to race with a Honda many years ago and with very positive results. We at GIVI are sincerely excited and moved to participate in this great adventure with our passion for motorcycles, for the competition and for riding under any type of conditions. We trust that the HRC riders will enjoy the use of the GIVI accessories as well as the clothing provided by Hevik, our sister company specialized in the production of technical apparel. We keep our finger crossed for the Team HRC for a very successful Dakar Rally and we thank them for giving us the chance to share this unbelievable experience.”
“We are really proud to have GIVI as a technical partner to our team, comments Martino Bianchi, General Manager of Team HRC Rally, ‘GIVI is an important name on the motorcycle scene and HRC has already had a long history with the Italian brand in Moto GP. Our riders are extremely happy to start using GIVI products in the forthcoming Dakar 2016 in such extreme conditions as Argentina and Bolivia.”