MotoGP names Jvckenwood as radio communications supplier
By Shantanu Srivastav | March 1, 2018
MotoGP has named Japanese company Jvckenwood as the radio communications supplier until 2020.
In addition to supplying technical equipment, this new three-year agreement also includes visibility for Jvckenwood during MotoGP broadcasts – as well as trackside publicity and hospitality at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin and the Dutch GP at the TT Circuit Assen.
Osamu Muraoka, general executive of Communications Systems Division, Jvckenwoon Corporation, said: “Jvckenwood’s digital radio communications systems are rated highly for excellent speech quality and their track-record in motor sports, where races are held under conditions with intense noise. I’m sure the DMR-compliant digital radio communication systems, comprising Kenwood-brand digital radio equipment and the highly reliable relay system of Italy-based Radio Activity, a new Jvckenwood Group company, will ensure the smooth operation of MotoGP.”
Pau Serracanta, managing director, Dorna Sports, added: “We are pleased to welcome Jvckenwood on board as Radio Communications Supplier to MotoGP and we look forward to a successful three-year collaboration. Sharing much of the same vision, we are sure that Jvckenwood will supply top quality equipment and service focused on technical progress, and that this agreement will be a mutually valuable venture for both parties.”