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After VR46 Racing Apparel and GP Rooms, Marquez Breaks Up with Drudi Performance

The way the 2015 MotoGP season ended still produces backlashes, and once more, it's Marc Marquez who drops yet another name from the list of collaborators. This time it’s motorcycle helmet designer Aldo Drudi of Drudi Performance fame who gets sacked.
Marquez' golden helmet by Drudi Performance 1 photo
Photo: motogp.com
If we were to write down the two biggest names that are linked to the Italian designer Aldo Drudi and his Drudi Performance custom graphics company Drudi Performance, those of Valentino Rossi and the Isle of Man TT surely stand from the crowd.

And because Marc Marquez and the ones around him believe that Drudi Performance is "too closely linked" to nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, MM93 will no longer wear helmets created by Mr. Drudi.

Alzamora Communications, the company of Emilio Alzamora who manages the image rights and merchandise for the Marquez brothers, announces that Marc's helmet and leathers will no longer be designed by Drudi Performance.

As El Pais reports, Marquez no longer wants to have anything to do with anything that is associated with Valentino Rossi and is willing to get rid of everything that links to the rider of Tavullia.

GP Racing Apparel will buy Marquez out from his contract with Rossi's VR46 Racing Apparel

It's still Racing Apparel for Marc Marquez, but with a GP as a prefix, instead of VR46. As we reported already, Marquez has ended his contract with VR46 Racing Apparel, Valentino Rossi's company that used to produce merchandise for the Spaniard.

As the severance occurred around one year ahead of the date specified in the contract, we anticipated that VR46 Racing Apparel would be seeking some financial compensation.

We knew that the Marquez brothers would sign a deal with the Spanish company GP Racing Apparel, which also makes Jorge Lorenzo's gear, but no info on the compensations VR46 Racing Apparel may seek was offered.

According to certain sources in the French media, these damages will be covered by GP Racing Apparel, who are more than happy to buy Marquez out from his VR46 contract and have his brother Alex in the same boat.

Still, leathers and helmet design aside, the most important and highly-anticipated thing remains what will happen on the track when the 2016 MotoGP championship starts anew.
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