Well, that went quick, didn’t it?
2018 has not just been a massive year for motorsport, it’s been a massive year for Pro-Bolt too, with teams at the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and beyond continuing to love and trust in Pro-Bolt titanium fasteners.
In Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP, we are incredibly honoured to continue to support all teams we supply in the Grand Prix Paddock. It has been a fantastic season, and with the championship maintaining an exciting pace of change alongside a blossoming future for the new MotoE series, 2019 looks set to become one for the history books. We can’t wait.
We’ve been very privileged to work with a company as established as KTM in MotoGP, and are delighted to announce that we will continue as an official supplier to KTM Factory Racing! We hope that our continued support will help bring even more success in the future.
2018 also saw us continue our great relationship with Sky Racing Team VR46 in the world championship and Junior Team VR46 Riders Academy in the junior world championship. For Pro-Bolt this has been undoubtedly a great opportunity to work with such a world-renowned and successful academy. We wish the team great success for the coming 2019 season in all classes.
A huge congratulations are also in order for Franco Morbidelli (#21) and all at Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS on being crowned MotoGP Rookie of the Year. It's been a complete pleasure to be a part of the journey from Moto2 to the Premier Class and we can't wait to see what he can do in 2019.
It’s been an honour to be a part of Kallio Racing’s 2018 World Supersport and SSP300 campaign, leading to both Kallio Racing and Sandro Cortese bagging their debut Supersport World Championship!
This year saw some incredible results for the team, and we’re very proud to be on board with the fastest family in Finland!
The list of teams and riders benefiting and trusting our brand never seems to stop growing!
We are extremely proud to be on board with every team we supply in the British Superbike Championship and we wish everyone continued success into 2019, and thank you for what has been an absolutely show-stopping season!
Huge congratulations are also in order for Leon Haslam and all at JG Speedfit Kawasaki on winning the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, with 15 wins, six podiums, 68 podium credits and a record-breaking end of season points haul.
It's been a pleasure to be a part of such a fantastic 2018 season, and we can't wait to see what is to come in 2019!
Isle of Man TT
It was an amazing TT for Pro-Bolt this year, with every bike on the podium in the Superbike TT, Superstock TT, Supersport TT 1 & 2 and Senior TT Races kitted out with Pro-Bolts flagship fasteners!
2018 saw some all-around incredible performances and world records seemingly broken on every lap.
Peter Hickman riding aboard his Pro-Bolt fitted Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR broke the outright lap record not once, but twice, with a staggering lap of 135.452 MPH at the checkered flag to take a magnificent Senior TT win. The fastest road racer in history.
Beyond the Paddock
Outside the paddocks, we’ve still been flat out, with continued support to some of the biggest names in manufacturing, design, and technology.
Firstly we are incredibly proud and excited to announce that Pro-Bolts industry leading fasteners are now available directly from Europe’s Largest Motorcycle Parts and Accessories Distributors Matthies GmbH & Co. KG in Europe and Larsson Ltd in the UK! Providing trade customers with a one-stop shop for motorcycle parts, consumables and accessories, along with a comprehensive range of workshop equipment. We hope this fantastic partnership will bring mutual success to all, and continue to increase the footprint of those who love and trust in Pro-Bolt fasteners throughout Europe and beyond!
On four wheels, we’ve enjoyed continued success with our long-term friends at Koenigsegg Automotive, and Red Bull Technologies, as well as helping to re-invent the wheel with our partnership with Dymag and their class-leading performance wheels on the road, and on track.
Back to two wheels, our partnership with ODC Suspension has changed the game into the world of Custom Cruiser motorcycles, offering the only solution for USD forks and accessories for Harley Davidsons, wrapped in beautiful Italian design and all held together with our stunning Black DLC Titanium components.
Working with the high-end tailored gym equipment manufacturer, Watson Gym Equipment; we’ve done the heavy lifting, and strived to provide them with the highest quality titanium fasteners to compliment the ‘Virtually Indestructible’ nature of their heavy duty machines, bars and accessories.
Pro-Bolt’s also in Hollywood! It's been an absolute pleasure to partner with Ex World Superbike and Professional stunt rider Kieran Clarke, and his bespoke tracking camera bike, used in the filming of Tom Cruise's latest Mission Impossible film: Fallout!
Built with MotoGP and Formula 1 technology all held together with Pro-Bolt’s flagship Titanium, the ‘E-Tracker’ allows instant camera height adjustments at the touch of a button, to deliver the most unique and dynamic action shots possible at speeds of 100mph+.
Even on the high seas, you’ll still find Pro-Bolt firmly leading the way in marine applications, where we are proud to supply industry-leading yacht builders, as well as Pro-Bolt, being an official supplier to INEOS Team UK captained by Sir Ben Ainslie.
It’s these continued partnerships that make us what we are, from high-level motorsport to those just wanting to add a bit of colour and bling to their pride and joy; we're extremely proud to work and be a part of such an incredible industry, and we look forward to continuing this success in 2019!
Finally, we'd like to thank all of our valued customers for your continued support, we can't do it without you!
Happy New Year from all at Pro-Bolt!