Thanks to an initiative by FILOALFA, a 3D printer participated in the Gibraltar Race, one of the most engaging motorcycle races in Europe. In fact, the founder Antonio Berera participated in the competition by providing all competitors with a 3D printer and their own filaments, so as to be able to print and repair any pieces in real-time. The race started on June 22nd in Brasov, Romania, crossed Europe for a total of about 8000 km, and ended with arrival in Gibraltar on July 7th.
Antonio, a civil engineer, decided to race at the Gibraltar race with a bike to which he made some changes using FILOALFA technical filaments and the 3D printer. In his equipment he decided to install a support for the navigator, a toolbox, the support for the tire dismounts and the tire inflation kit, components made with the 3D printer and the technical materials FILOALFA, or ALFA +, Thermec Zed and PETG. In addition to his well-equipped KTM 690, Antonio decided to bring a small 3D printer to the organization’s assistance trolley, with the intention of allowing all participants to produce components and spare parts for all the motorcycles in the race.
Studio Brignetti Longoni was involved in this project in the creation of the livery of the bike, which highlights the sponsoring brands of the initiative and the classic KTM colors; of the publicizing of the event and its communication on social channels, on blogs and in various sector magazines and the creation of the event’s press kit with photos and texts.