Troy Lee designing for Rizla Suzuki

California studio designing livery and racing gear for MotoGP team

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 04, 2010
California studio Troy Lee Designs is designing the livery for Suzuki’s 2010 GSV-R MotoGP bike.

Troy Lee and his team will design the livery for Rizla Suzuki’s race bikes as well as the racing suits of Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista. Troy Lee Designs will also design the team’s pit-box and hospitality units, as well as team clothing and merchandise.

“Troy Lee Designs – and Troy himself – are iconic in the world of motorsport and Rizla Suzuki MotoGP is honored to be able to introduce them to the world of MotoGP,” says Paul Denning, Rizla Suzuki team manager. “To have Troy and his team responsible for the design process is great and – as you can imagine - the guys in our team are also delighted to be using a range of Troy Lee Designs equipment as well. There will be some nice ‘Troy Lee inspired’ surprises during 2010 – and we’ll be really happy if we can go as fast as we’ll look!”

The Troy Lee Designs livery will be unveiled in March at Doha, Qatar.

Lee has designed gear for road racing, motocross, Indycar and NASCAR racers, but he says working with MotoGP has been a dream of his.

“We are really excited to join in this partnership with Rizla Suzuki. It has been a dream of mine to be a part of MotoGP and provide my artistic skills to some of the world’s fastest road racers,” says Lee. “I’m looking forward to a great year of racing from this team and a strong partnership – we at Troy Lee Designs appreciate the fact that every day the racers get out there and put it all on the line, and Capirossi and Bautista look like two guys who always give it everything.”

Rizla Suzuki will debut the Troy Lee Designs livery at the Qatar test, March 17-19.

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