How much does a MotoGP suit cost?

Every MotoGP race involves a significant as the riders have to reach the highest limits of speed to compete and win. At any moment, the rider can face a collision, crash or drag which can prove lethal if the rider hasn’t taken care of his protective gear. The human life is important. To protect it, a rider must go into the field with a suit with complete protection and proper safety gear.

            MotoGP suits are made of high-quality leather that has a high resistance against abrasions, cuts, and tear. On the critical parts of the body (the ones that are most likely to get wounded during a crash or drag) there are additional layers of protective leather. All the safety equipment is CE approved (if not, the suit is not safe). The whole structure is designed very carefully after the engineering performed by experts, which results in a massive cost too.

            Usually, for a MotoGP suit manufacturer cost up to 3000 USD and added customization, they can cross even 5000 bucks. Whereas the reputed online store Leather Collection makes and sells suits for very modest prices which are near only 800 USD.

            Another good news: Leather Collection offers free shipping on all the orders above $750.

What does LCR Honda stand for?

LCR Honda formerly known as Team LCR is motorcycle racing team competing for Honda in MotoGP World Championship. It was named after its founder who was an Italian Lucio Cecchinello in 1996 as Lucio Cecchinello Racing. The team started competing in 1996 and collected many wins and almost same in 1997 in 125cc World Championship with Honda Motorcycles.

Noboru Ueda who was two-time 125cc runner-up was recruited by the time in 1998 to ride alongside Lucio Cecchinello and got his first Grand Prix only in his second race. After getting amid the season, he was replaced by Hiroyuki Kikuchi for the rest of the season.

The team moved to MotoGP class with Casey stoner with Yamaha’s support. Cal Crutchlow achieved the first MotoGP victory for the team by winning Australian Grand Prix in 2016.

Who is Colin Edwards?

Collin Edwards also titled as Texas Tornado is a former American rider who competed in Superbike World Championship from 1995 to 2002 and then from 2003 to 2014 in MotoGP.

He was born to Collin Edwards Sr. in Houston, Texas. His Australian father himself was an amateur racer. When he was only three, his father gifted him a minibike and the next year he competed in his first motocross race at the age of four. Till the age of fourteen, he became one of the best junior racers of America. He won many of 50cc and 80cc races. In 1991 he started competing in local road racing events that led him to compete in 1992 AMA 250cc National Series where he won five of the nine races and took title beating the Kenny Roberts Jr. to the second position.

Collin Edwards was offered a factory position in Superbike World Championship by Yamaha in 1995, and he kept racing in Superbike World Championship with Yamaha and then Honda. He won two championships till 2002. In 2003 he started running in MotoGP till he officially retired in 2014.

What is a tourist trophy race?

Tourist Trophy also is known by its full name International Isle of Man. Tourist Trophy is a series of races arranged in most years since 1907 when its first race held. The season usually goes during May and June. The first race held on May 28th, 1907. At that time the race was called International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy, and the track length was 15 miles and 1470 yards which later in 1911 changed into an extremely long distance of 37.40 miles.

During the First World War, the Tourist Trophy races discontinued from 1915 to 1919 and resumed again in 1920. Then again the races were stopped from 1940 to 1945. From 1949 to 1976 it became a part of FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship or simply MotoGP as the British section of the championship.

It was called one of the most dangerous racing events as more than 250 fatalities took place on the track and because of that, it lost the position in Grand Prix Championship.