MAVERICK VIÑALES

 


The collaboration relationship between SAKARTDESIGN and MAVERICK VIÑALES have a spark that generated the “reaction” in the moment we saw Maverick take to the skies in an F-18 (!) ahead of the Aragon Gp 2015. In that precise moment we understood that his real passion is the supersonic speed.


When Maverick asked us at the end of the 2015 season to study a new customized graphics for his off road helmet Arai MX-V, we had no doubt that it should be inspired by that. Then colors, lines and style do refer to a strongly characterized “aeronautic” image, graphics has been named “WEAR BEFORE FLIGHT” with a special dedicated logo on both helmet sides, referring to the “remove before flight” red ribbon used on airplanes before the take off.


When we showed him the very first sketches, he was immediately satisfied, like we had read his thoughts. When we delivered him the new MX helmet during the Suzuki MotoGP Team press conference in the occasion of the EICMA motorcycle Fair in Milan in November 2015, his smile made us aware that our mission was accomplished!


We conceived and designed new Maverick MotoGP 2016 Season Arai RX-7V helmet, stylistically descending from MX “wear before flight” helmet. We are really satisfied with new graphic creative process and constructive dialogue we established with rider entourage and helmet supplier Arai Helmet.


Helmet design defining process for a MotoGP rider does involve few specific steps due to various elements such as positioning and size of sponsors logos, rider logo, exact colors code, etc.


Furthermore we specifically follow the stylistic and graphic development of Maverick Alpinestars gloves and boots, customized with graphic features from his new helmet style.
 

MOTOGP 2016 SEASON

MOTOGP 2016 BOOTS & GLOVES

 
 

CAREER


Maverick Viñales is one of the youngest riders to have debuted in the MotoGP class.


Born in 1995 in Figueres, Spain, he immediately started to ride off-road bikes, taking his very first race at the age of 3. After the early experiences in mud and dirt, his skills were redirected to road racing and in 2008 he won the 125cc Mediterraneo Cup, thus gathering attention and interest from the race community.


His debut in the World Championship in 2011 saw him finish in 3rd place, but it was only a matter of time to become a World Champion: only two years later, in 2013, Viñales was crowned as the Winner of the Moto3 class.


At the age of 20, Viñales joined the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR as the young promise of the future in MotoGPTM and his extraordinary capabilities showed immediately from the off as at the end of the season he is crowned Rookie of the Year 2015.


In the 2016 season MAVERICK conquered his first career MotoGP Grand Prix at Silverstone and finished 4th in the final world championship standing, with three podiums at Le Mans, Motegi and Phillip Island.
 
 

MX2016 WEAR BEFORE FLIGHT

MX2015 WEAR BEFORE FLIGHT

 
 

CAREER  HIGHLIGHTS

 

2016 – 4° MotoGP World Championship

2015 – 12th MotoGP World Championship/ Rookie of the Year

2014 – 3rd Moto2 World Championship/ Rookie of the Year

2013 – Moto3 World Champion

2012 – 3rd Moto3 World Championship

2011 – 3rd 125cc World Championship/ Rookie of the Year

2010 – 1st 125cc CEV/1st 125cc European Championship

2009 – 2nd 125cc CEV

2008 – 1st 125cc Mediterraneo Championship (Pre GP)
 
 

 
 

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