Fabio Quartararo has been synonymous with Scorpion Helmets ever since he entered MotoGP’s Premier class. Because the lone Scorpion-sponsored rider within the prime Grand Prix class, the Frenchman virtually carried the model’s racing division (sorry, Alvaro Bautista). After competing on the entrance of the pack for 4 seasons, nevertheless, it was time for a change.
The primary domino fell when Joan Mir changed Pol Espargaro at Repsol Honda. The Spanish rider returned to AGV when he signed with the GASGAS Manufacturing facility Racing Group. That left a vacuum within the HJC ranks, one which the Korean helmet producer shortly stuffed with the previous 2021 MotoGP champion.
“I can’t wait to strive [the RPHA 1 helmet] on within the upcoming MotoGP races with a objective to put it on the highest of the rostrum,” proclaimed Quartararo. “I stay up for working onerous and combat for MotoGP Championships along with HJC. I wish to thank HJC and the Hong household for the belief in me and I stay up for this journey collectively. I want everybody joyful new 12 months and see you on tracks for brand new adventures.”
For 2023, Quartararo will sport HJC’s flagship RPHA 1 helmet. The highest-of-the-line lid not solely meets ECE and DOT requirements but in addition adheres to FIM homologation. The wind tunnel-tested form and PIM+ shell attraction to racers whereas the Silvercool inside and comm-ready sockets swimsuit road riders.
The 23-year-old Yamaha rider might have swapped helmet manufacturers, however his iconic El Diablo branding stays largely the identical. Although barely refined, his trademark satan face design nonetheless decorates the skull portion of the lid. Monster logos plastered alongside the facet additionally align with Yamaha Manufacturing facility Group sponsorships. HJC guarantees to outfit Quartararo in limited-edition liveries for particular races all through the 2023 season as properly.
The corporate will launch the RPHA 1 Quartararo Duplicate in March, 2023, but it surely additionally plans to supply an unique FQ20 line with the “Diablo” design on its i71 and C10 helmets. Quartararo will debut his RPHA 1 Winter Take a look at graphic on the first pre-season check on February 9, 2023. He’ll then the place his signature Diablo race helmet for the season opener in Portugal on March 23, 2023.