PICKERINGTON, Ohio& ...
PICKERINGTON, Ohio– AMA Superbike racer Anthony Gobert has joined the growing list of professional motorcycle athletes participating in AMA Pro Racing's officially licensed merchandise program, it was announced today. Gobert has reached an agreement with AMA Pro Racing's new merchandising partner, Wateree Sports Group, that will allow fans to purchase his personalized gear at AMA Superbike events and also online at www.amaproracing.com/speedshop. Gobert's line of merchandise will be available for sale this weekend at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca for the World Superbike/AMA Superbike racing weekend.
"We are very excited to announce Anthony's participation in our AMA Pro Racing project," said Jeff Reeves, vice president of Wateree Sports Group. "Anthony joins a growing list of Superbike racers, including Nicky Hayden and Eric Bostrom, participating in our merchandising program. We are thrilled to have Anthony on board, and look forward to making even more announcements this week."
Gobert gear will no doubt be in demand said Chris Bradley, AMA Pro Racing associate vice president of commercial development. "The combination of Anthony's talent on the race track and popularity off of it, makes him a great addition to our growing merchandise program." Bradley added that with Gobert's team, Yamaha, also in the cross-license program, fans will be able to enjoy fully authentic Anthony Gobert and Yamaha road-racing products.
"I'm really happy to have made a deal with AMA Pro Racing to sell my merchandise," said Gobert, Team Yamaha's No. 16 AMA Superbike and AMA Supersport rider. "I've heard from a lot of fans over the last few years that they'd love to have a t-shirt of me so it's really cool to have put this deal together."
AMA Pro Racing, the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the U.S., has launched an officially licensed merchandise program, bringing a new level of authenticity to race fans. An official line of AMA Pro Racing products have been produced, giving race fans the opportunity to display their passion for each of the company's U.S. Championship racing brands.
The program kicked off with the announcement of a three-year licensing deal with the Rock Hill, S.C.-based Wateree Sports Group who produces an officially licensed product and apparel line for AMA Pro Racing. The lineup includes series apparel for all AMA U.S. Championships, as well as merchandise for various manufacturers, teams and riders.
Race fans can find the new line of official AMA Pro Racing products at multiple distribution points, including all AMA U.S. Motocross and U.S. Superbike events as well as several top AMA U.S. Flat Track Championship rounds.