The SMU Racing team is very proud to announce HJC Helmets as Exclusive Helmet sponsor for the team for the 2019 Australian Off Road Championship season. This is the seventh official season that HJC and SMU Racing have partnered although the team have been using HJC helmets for 16 years now.
SMU Racing team Driver Matt Hanson was elated to announce the continuation of this longstanding partnership as the upcoming season approaches for a product that the team have long used and trusted.
“HJC Helmets are a product we have used since 2003, so to partner again in 2019 is very exciting. HJC helmets have long been known, as one of the leading helmet manufacturers in the world and to wear them in 2019 will ensure that we are equipped with the very best in safety. Navigator Nigel Pendlebury and I will be wearing the AR10-III HJC helmets. We use the orange tinted visors with these helmets being lightweight, extremely comfortable and well ventilated which are all non negotiable for Off Road! Helmets are not something that you skimp on given how long you have them and when it all goes wrong you want to know that you have the best in protection”said Matt.
Kristopher Trotter, Owner of KT Autosports – exclusive Australian distributor for HJC Helmets, was equally excited to continue the partnership with SMU Racing as the 2019 season approaches. Kristopher said the sponsorship is an important part of KT Autosports strategy to increase national brand awareness of this well-known and trusted worldwide helmet brand.
“We actually contacted Matt and the team back in 2013 as we noticed they were already using HJC. Matt was a big believer in the brand and acknowledged that safety and comfort together were so important in Off Road and the main reason they were using HJC. It is a longstanding relationship with the team that we are equally proud of. SMU Racing are proud ambassadors for HJC Helmets and we are proud to know that our helmets are the helmet of choice when pines trees are going past like a video game on fast forward!!”, said Kris.
“Keeping the team safe and comfortable in the AR10-IIIhelmets is paramount and the boys were thrilled with the performance of these helmets last year. It was good see some other first time HJC Off Road purchasers in 2018 give the great feedback that we received. For anyone who is looking for HJC Helmets, which are ideally designed for off road racing , you can make contact via Face book at KTautosports or contact me direct on 0448 568 570. We have plenty of helmets in stock so you can try on the best style and size that fits. You will feel the difference straight away”said Kris.
SMU Racing are looking to most likely start their 2019 season at Rainbow short course in March where there is believed to be a club component of the event which will be a perfect shakedown before heading to St George Queensland for AORC Round 1.