Nolangroup presents new X-803 U.C. MotoGP™ helmet at Misano
- International launch takes place at the #SanMarinoGP, with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta in attendance – as well as a host of famous faces from the grid
Nolangroup has unveiled its new X-lite X-803 racing helmet in the MotoGP VIP Village™ at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli during the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, with the launch attended by Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and MotoGP™ riders Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing), Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Michele Pirro (Ducati Team – test rider and wildcard). The version of the helmet is known as the ULTRA CARBON, with high carbon content and MotoGP™ graphics.
Nolangroup, based in Bergamo, Italy, is the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship’s sole worldwide licensee for producing helmets. The Nolangroup board of directors were present alongside Carmelo Ezpeleta, Dorna CEO, and Petrucci, Rins and Pirro were joined by Enea Bastianini (Estrella Galicia 0,0), Jakub Kornfeil (Peugeot MC Saxoprint), Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) and Remy Gardner (Tech 3 Racing).
Enzo Panacci, Nolangroup CEO: “We have always been a Made in Italy brand and, for us, the new X-803 ULTRA CARBON MotoGP represents another goal in the world of racing. That’s why we have chosen the San Marino GP at Misano, a temple to Italian motorcycling, to hold our international unveiling. As always, it has been produced with the assistance of our Racing Department, which collected suggestions from various riders from both MotoGP and Superbike. Precious advice that allowed us to create a helmet capable of improving on our X-802RR, a racing model already considered by many as being one of the best available on the market.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “I am very happy that Nolangroup, a 100% Italian company, has chosen the paddock here at Misano for the worldwide launch of its X-LITE X-803 ULTRA CARBON MotoGP helmet. This is testament to the long-standing partnership and licensing relationship that, for years, we have had with the brand. Over the years, Nolangroup has shown great commitment to MotoGP™ through its product and associated riders.”
The riders have also shown their appreciation, such as Danilo Petrucci: “It was difficult to improve on a perfect helmet like the X-802RR. Instead, Nolan group’s technicians have been able to do a fantastic job, perfecting it further. I can’t wait to use it in competition in 2018.”
The X-803 model and its most exclusive ULTRA CARBON version will be available at the best Nolangroup retailers from November, in its MotoGP colours, as well as with many other graphics.
X-803 U.C. – Main Technical Features
Extremely lightweight and compact (thanks to its high carbon content and the availability of three sizes of outer shell), emergency cheek pad removal system (NERS – Nolan Emergency Release System), reliable visor mechanism with Double Action device, efficient RAF (Racing Air Flow) ventilation system and internal Carbon Fitting Racing Experience comfort padding (with innovative net construction) – these are the highlighted technical features that make up this exclusive product, aimed at the more demanding rider.