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Jan 27, 2009

Yates And Bautista Will Wear Sidi Boots In 2009

250cc World Championship racer Alvaro Bautista.
Aaron Yates renews his commitment to Sidi boots!

Motonation, the exclusive USA importer for Sidi boots is proud to announce that long time factory Sidi rider, Team Jordan rider and 2008 AMA Superstock champion Aaron Yates has signed on for yet another season in Sidi boots. In 2009 Aaron will be sporting the all new Sidi Vortice boot making him one of a select few road race pilots in the world to have raced in all the legendary race boots from Sidi! From the Vertebra boot back in the nineties to the Vertigo series a few years latter and now in the latest generation, the Sidi Vortice, Aaron know what great style should look like and what great protection should feel like, it looks and feels like a Sidi boot!

More, from another press release issued by Motonation:


Big news at Sidi! Another extraordinary rider has become a part of Sidi's line-up of great champions. Alvaro Bautista, class of 1984 and a key player for Team Aspar, will be one to watch for the 250 class, 2009 World Championships. And of course, Sidi Vortice boots will be there with him all the way. These boots offer all the best of Sidi's technology, designed and developed for maximum performance on the track while guaranteeing maximum comfort and safety for the rider. Manufactured in Lorica and lined with Teflon-treated airflow weave, the Vortice's outstanding features also include the ankle support braces with ankle joint, sliders with alloy inserts (fundamental on the track), shock-absorbing heels, nylon insoles and rubber soles with changeable inserts.

Bautista has shown himself to be a motorcycling phenomenon from the start. After introducing his talent in the Spanish Championship and the European Speed Championships, in 2002 Alvaro debuted in the World competition, where he contested 4 races in the 125 class. The following year the Spanish racer began his great adventure in the maximum category and in 2004 he placed 7th in the world standings. In 2006 he won his first championship victory on his hometown circuit of Jerez; Bautista followed up with another 7 wins and 16 more podiums, riding a wave of great results to clinch the World Championship in the 125 class in Australia, at the age of 22. In 2007 he jumped into the 250 class and in the style of a great champion got right into the rhythm of his new bike and rode it to 2 victories and a total of 5 podiums.

The rest is recent history. In 2008 the Spanish rider was second in World class standings with 8 consecutive podiums, hot on the heels of the Italian Simoncelli at the end of an exciting championship that was a hard fought competition to the very last race. And 2009 promises to be another great season of success for Alvaro Bautista and Sidi Sport!