American Honda has released the race livery of their wild card Moto2 entry for the Indianapolis GP, which sees Roger Lee Hayden riding at the helm of the bike and Kevin Schwantz managing the team’s effort. Using a Moriwaki MD600 chassis, American Honda tapped Drudi Performance to come up with the red, white, and blue Honda paint scheme. Additionally, Drudi has also designed a special set of leathers for Hayden, find them and more info after the jump.
Team Manager Kevin Schwantz has a long history with Drudi, who first created Schwantz’s starbust helmet design in 1991, and all of the racer’s helmets since. Drudi has also had a hand in a number of motorcycle paint schemes and helmet designs over the years, and was excited to take on this project with Honda.
“To work with Kevin, who is a friend and a champion, on a project that American Honda is supporting, it was a given that I was honored to be asked to create the graphics,” said Drudi. “This assignment has been particularly special to me because for a long time I have wanted to create a theme that focused on the stars and stripes of the USA, which turns out to be the perfect match for this project. It is a very exciting opportunity and a project that will be of the highest level.”
American Honda plans to have Drudi designed commemorative shirts and hats available to the public with all proceeds to benefit the Ride for Kids. The team’s Moto2 effort is raising money the Ride for Kids program, and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation while racing at Indy.