Yari Montella, First Italian Moto2 European Championship Championadmin
The Japanese helmet brand OGK KABUTO, one of the greatest examples that the combination of tradition and innovation is possible. This union is possible thanks to direct work with the best elite athletes, both in cycling and motorcycling. Kabuto has always committed to the best, creating and patenting new systems, such as the Wake Stabilizer, that ensure the best standards of comfort, safety and performance.
One of the objectives of the Japanese brand is to continue improving its products. In this season 2021 Kabuto will have international representation in the elite of motorcycling. The Italian Yari Montella and the Japanese Kaito Toba and Hikari Okubo (Japan), who will compete in the World Championship wearing the latest model created by the Japanese brand in the Motorcycle World Championship.
Yari Montella, first Italian Moto2 European Championship champion
After a season bordering on perfection (8 victories in 11 races), Yari Montella became the first Italian to be proclaimed champion of the FIM CEV Repsol Moto2 European Championship. Following his motorcycling debut in 2012, the 21-year-old won the Italian Speed Championship in 2014, and was awarded the “Casco d’Oro” and “Hidden Talent” awards.
After difficult years in the Junior Moto3 Championship, Yari Montella has developed the stamina and the ability to look towards the next goals. Yari, in fact, is ready to compete in the Moto2 World Championship with Speed Up Racing that has started this month at the Losail circuit in Qatar.
Kaito Toba, ready to fly
The Japanese rider faces his fifth year in the Moto3 category, ready to continue improving race by race. After reigning in the Asian Talent Cup, he moved on to the Red Bull Rookies Cup and later in 2017 joined the Moto3 World Championship. In his career, he achieved his first victory in 2019. In 2020 he also stood on the podium once. “On any bike, I run to win.” These words reflect the impetuous spirit of the young Fukuoka pilot, who can rely on the best equipment on the market during the day, whose spearhead is the revolutionary helmet.
Hikari Ōkubo: the ray of light in Japanese motorcycling
Born in 1993 near Tokyo, Hikari Ōkubo is one of the stars of Japanese professional motorcyclists. Hikari, whose name means “lightweight,” began her successful career in 2008 when she debuted at the All Japan Road GP 125. After gaining experience in the national tournament, Hikari made the leap to international competitions in 2016 by participating in the World Championship. by Supersport. This 2021 season marks a turning point for Hikari: his move to Ajo was set for promotion to international competitions: in 2016 the Japanese driver moved on to the World Supersport Championship, where he became a top-tier player. The 2021 season marks a turning point for Hikari: By joining the Avant AjoMotoE team, he became the first Japanese rider to compete in the MotoE World Championship. Ōkubo is highly motivated and wants to build on his success on electric motorcycles to be a role model for other Japanese athletes who have yet to be recognized. Having the assistance of not only a competent and united team, but also the support of Kabuto guarantees you the confidence of high performance.
- Rafa Marrodán
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