CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a global developer, marketer and distributor of personal protective equipment for all forms of sports, and whose products include the flagship Leatt-Brace®, announced today that French MXGP Motocross World Championship rider, Gautier Paulin, has joined the Leatt family of athletes.
Paulin is an indomitable motocross athlete who began BMX racing at an early age, and had won his first championship by age 10. At the age of 13, Paulin exchanged his BMX bike for a motorcycle. He was a member of the victorious French 2014 and 2015 Motocross des Nations team and currently rides in the premier MXGP class for the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) factory racing team.
"Leatt is proud to have Gautier on board and part of our family of athletes and we look forward to the successful re-launch of his racing career this season after his serious accident earlier this year," said CEO Sean Macdonald.
Paulin crashed and sustained a fractured vertebrate and a broken rib while practicing at Lommel, Belgium in March. But Paulin views the crash as a wake-up call to take better care of himself while riding. "During my recovery period, I thought a lot about my crash, my life, and about how much more serious the outcome could have been. I resolved then that I would take steps to minimize these risks whenever possible, for myself, as well as for other riders," said Paulin.
As evidence of this commitment Paulin has chosen to wear a Leatt GPX 6.5 Neck Brace for protection. The Leatt GPX 6.5 Neck Brace is a system designed to help prevent potentially devastating injuries to the cervical spine (neck) for helmeted sports.
Paulin said, "Leatt was my first choice because it is the pioneer of the neck brace and is well-known for putting 'safety first.' I am happy to be back on the bike wearing my surprisingly comfortable and light Leatt® neck brace and being part of the Leatt family."
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt® Corporation develops personal protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme motor sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered the gold standard for neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. It was designed for participants in extreme sports or riding motorcycles, bicycles, mountain bicycles, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles.
For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com. | www.leatt.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding Leatt Corporation (the "Company") within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding: the significance of Paulin's membership in the Leatt family of athletes; the impact of Paulin's endorsement of the Company and its products on the business and operations of the Company; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "seeks," "should," "could," "intends," or "projects" or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. These statements are based upon the Company's current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Any indication of the merits of a claim does not necessarily mean the claim will prevail at trial or otherwise. Financial performance in one period does not necessarily mean continued or better performance in the future. The Company's actual results in any endeavor may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, which factors or uncertainties may be beyond our ability to foresee or control. Other risk factors include the status of the Company's common stock as a "penny stock" and those listed in other reports posted on The OTC Markets Group, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
+ (27) 21 557 7257
Dreser Allen Caron
Michael Mason (Investors)
Len Hall (Media)
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mxgp-motocross-world-championship-rider-gautier-paulin-joins-leatt-family-300270938.html
SOURCE Leatt Corporation