Movistar Yamaha MotoGP combine strengths with Oakley in 2017, adding Oakley to their list of Official Sponsors and Official Suppliers to the Yamaha Factory Racing Team.
Built on a foundation of performance and innovation, Oakley designs, develops and manufactures performance and lifestyle pieces that world-class athletes around the globe depend on to compete at the highest level. With the belief that everything can and will be made better, Oakley pushes the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to product design and technology innovation.
Ultimate performance while maintaining optimal safety is always at the heart of motorsports and is taken very seriously by Yamaha. Oakley is the perfect choice in partner to upgrade Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team‘s equipment. Besides providing the team with eyewear featuring Oakley Prizm™, a revolutionary lens technology that dramatically enhances detail, Oakley will also supply Yamaha with helmets to help them adhere to the new safety regulation concerning qualifying sessions and “Flag to Flag” procedures. As of the 2017 MotoGP season, it is compulsory for mechanics to wear an approved crash helmet and other protective equipment whilst working in pit lane during the event of a bike swap.
Besides being an Official Sponsor and Official Supplier to the team, Oakley is also a personal sponsor of both Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales. To highlight the importance that the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team ascribes to its close partnership with the brand, the Oakley logo is prominently featured on the team uniforms and the trucks, as well as inside the pit garage and the team‘s hospitality areas.