Premier Class Lettering

As I blogged back in July, we have been working with Alpinestars and Ducati factory MotoGP team rider Nicky Hayden on a special lettering project. Since Nicky hails from nearby Owensboro, Kentucky, we thought it would be cool to do a special version of his Kentucky Kid moniker for the Indianapolis MotoGP race.

We started off with some tasty original Ken Barber lettering…

…then the folks at the northern Italy-based Alpinestars factory did an amazing job of stitching it down.

I’m not saying that this lettering is fast or anything, but Nicky put himself on the front row in Saturday’s qualifying session…

…and kept the rubber side down in Sunday’s race despite difficult conditions and the 120 degree track temperature.

Posted by on September 1, 2010