Our partnership with Lucio Cecchinello’s team is practically unbreakable, and has been reaffirmed for the 2022 season. For LCR HONDA, this year brings some important new developments: the arrival of ALEX MARQUEZ, a rider who has already raised great expectations; and our “old” acquaintance TAKAAKI NAKAGAMI, a rider of exceptional speed and significant experience, who has been with the LCR team since 2018. The real transformation, however, lies in the motorcycles: thanks to the direct support of HRC, both ALEX and TAKA will ride an OFFICIAL HONDA with HRC specifications. Our brand will accompany them on the track from the very first race, in Qatar; and many of the dates throughout the championship will see us involved in the role of TITLE sponsor.
LCR has launched its MotoE Team, with main sponsor GIVI proudly represented on the new livery.
The 2022 season has the LCR E-Team joining forces with our brand, which wholeheartedly supports for the MotoE project in addition to its long-standing commitment to MotoGP.
This new undertaking has very strategic meaning for GIVI, which takes a keen interest in the future of everyday mobility relating to the world of two-wheeled vehicles, with growing numbers of electric motorcycles and scooters set to take to our streets.
Taking to the track with the team’s “noiseless” bikes are riders Eric Granado (BRA), who has competed in the MotoE championship since 2019, and Majorcan Miquel Pons (a two-time Spanish Supersport runner-up).
Granado won both races in the first round of the FIM MotoE World Cup, while Pons scored a strong second place finish.
Followers of the premier class can’t help but notice the presence of the GIVI brand on the livery of the desmosedici GP “reds” of the DUCATI CORSE Team.
The partnership has been ongoing — to our great satisfaction — since 2016 and will continue in 2022 too. Two expert riders allow us to stay “ahead of the curve”: JACK MILLER and FRANCESCO “PECCO” BAGNAIA. Both have been fixtures in the DUCATI world for some time, and were teammates on the Pramac Racing satellite Team during the last two championships.
Don’t forget that DUCATI CORSE was the 2020 winner of the world CONSTRUCTORS’ title.
GIVI has sponsored the Honda HRC Monster Energy team during five Dakars, which continues to be the most spectacular off-road competition.
You should never change a winning formula, and so this for year’s event (the 44th edition, held in Saudi Arabia for the third consecutive time, on 1-14 January), the HRC Team once again fielded four riders: Joan Barreda, Ricky Brabec, José Ignacio Cornejo and Pablo Quintanilla. The CRF450Rally dominated and won the race in 2020 and 2021. Now, the team and the sponsor will take on the CROSS-COUNTRY RALLIES, which will hit Portugal, Kazakhstan, the Silk Way (Russia, Mongolia, China), Brazil, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates from April to December.
Our presence in these two classes of the world championship continues in 2022 as we renew our agreement with MANUEL PUCCETTI’s team, KAWASAKI-SUPPORTED since 2008. Last season, Team PUCCETTI showed strong results and finished the SBK championship first among the Kawasaki satellite teams.
In the new 2022 Supersport season, the team’s frontrunner, 19-year old CAN ONCU, is wearing GIVI colours. The Turkish rider is in his third season in the category, competing alongside promising young talent Yari Montella, who comes from the Moto2 world championships. Both are aiming for the world championship podium. In Superbike, our ‘ambassador’ is Frenchman Lucas Mahias, 2017 Supersport World Champion and the championship runner-up in 2018 and 2020.
Born in Bergamo, Italy in 1993, Giacomo has followed the classic off-road career path, starting with Minicross, where he made his debut in 2001, before becoming the Italian champion the following year. Then came MX and, lastly, enduro, where he has amassed three world titles and eight Italian titles. Ours paths then crossed, giving rise to a deep and instant bond. The GIVI brand has been by his side for several years now. Having served as brand ambassador in some of our official videos, Redondi has now moved to the States full-time and competes in the USA AMA and WORCS championships, winning the latter in 2018. The 2022 season has begun and RED has already scored podium finishes with the official GASGAS team.