The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) has today announced an extension to its agreement with OMP Racing S.p.A., with the Italian motor sport company continuing as Official Supplier of Racewear to the federation in 2014 and 2015.
OMP Racing is a world leader in the design and creation of accessories and components for motor sport and among other initiatives it will be supplying technical racing clothing to FIA Officials and Safety Car Drivers across a range of the federation’s championships. This will include fireproof overalls, shoes, gloves and underwear, products that were researched and developed in the company’s manufacturing facility located in Ronco Scrivia, near Genoa (Italy).
Commenting on the agreement FIA President Jean Todt said: “The FIA is pleased to be able to continue its relationship with OMP for the supply of racewear to our personnel. Safety is always at the heart of the FIA’s motor sport mission and it is crucial that our event officials have access to equipment that meets the rigorous standards we set in this regard. OMP has been a leader in its field for over four decades and we are looking forward to working closely with the company in the coming years in order to further enhance safety and efficiency across our championships.”
Paolo Delprato, OMP C.E.O., added: “The extension of our agreement with the FIA, the top authority that guarantees safety in motor sport, is a further confirmation of the good work we have been carrying on for over 40 years. For some years the focus of our R&D department has been directed towards the development of leading products that blend performance, quality, comfort and safety. Therefore, being chosen by the FIA as official supplier is very satisfying, as it is a further demonstration of our competence. OMP is also very pleased that it is to be the exclusive supplier of FIA technical clothing for the Formula E electric single-seater championship, which, commencing in September 2014, will represent the biggest innovation in motor sport of the last few years. This is a real challenge for the future, and one in which OMP is delighted to take part.”