POD Active, a leader in motocross and action sports knee protection, is proud to announce a new collaboration with nine-time MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi and his VR46 Riders Academy.
With cross-training being an integral part of MotoGP riders’ preparation—whether at the motocross track, supermoto course, or dirt track—it was only natural for them to want the same high level of protection POD Active provides its professional motocross, offroad and action sports athletes.
The VR46 Riders Academy was launched in 2014 by World Champ Valentino Rossi as a way for aspiring Italian road racers to graduate to the MotoGP World Championships. Riders accepted to the VR46 Academy receive everything needed to learn, progress, and succeed in the MotoGP paddock, including advice from “The Doctor” himself, Valentino Rossi. From regimented training programs to the best equipment and personnel available, the VR46 Academy’s ultimate goal is to help its riders achieve MotoGP success. Since its inception, the VR46 Riders Academy has produced top-level talent, including current MotoGP contenders Marco Bezzecchi, Franco Morbidelli, Luca Marini, and 2022 MotoGP World Champion Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia, all of whom train in their POD Braces.
Sporting a fantastic black glossy frame, VR46 Fluo cuffs and a multi-color VR46 Riders Academy themed pop art design; this Limited Edition is available in sizes: Youth, XS/SM, MD/LG, XL/2X.
“We’re honored to partner with Valentino Rossi and his VR46 Riders Academy,” explained Byron Marsh, Marketing Manager for POD Active. “Valentino and his team only use products that allow their riders to perform at their best. POD Knee Braces are produced using leading-edge materials and technologies with a focus on comfort and injury prevention. Our patented Human Motion® technology allows athletes to move freely while providing industry leading ligament protection. We’re thrilled to work with the VR46 Riding Academy as they train the next generation of MotoGP stars.”