Back in 2011, in the last year of the old 125cc championship, this happened:
Blusens joined forces with Paris Hilton and went racing in the 125s. Who would have thought Paris Hilton would get into the world of Motorsport? They began the season with the experienced Sergio Gadea and new face Maverick Viñales, who would prove to be quite a talent, going on to finish 3rd in his debut season, winning four races along the way. The bike made quite an impact too, with a healthy coating of pink.
It’s still a mainly white and blue livery, which is nice enough, but the addition of pink, rather than a regular red, mixes it up a little and adds an distinctive Paris (cliche) touch to the bike. The design itself is nice. The thick blue sections along the front and side of the bike are bordered by white and pink lines, with similar pink, white and blue stripes on the front of the bike, which flow nicely onto the riders’ leathers.
However, this was the real kicker. The team chose to promote the SuperMartXé, a huge club/party/festival thing in Ibiza and in doing so added a bunch more pink. This took the livery to another level. The design was a lot more unique, with the pink, blue and white lines from the front to the tail more evenly split and making the bike a little brighter. The fuel tank was now pink with white stars in a blue stripe, reminiscent of the Confederate Flag, and even more pink stars on the bottom of the bike. Everything matched very well and the added pink actually improved the design. I actually quite like this livery and I believe it could have looked even better with white wheels.
Paris’ involvement with the team only lasted a year, but left enough of an impact for me to remember the livery out of nowhere earlier today and decide to make a blog post about it. How about that.