Paris, France – May 2018 – The relationship between Bollé and its ambassadors has always been more than just a partnership. Either on design, features or color combinations, Bollé always takes feedback from its ambassadors very seriously to create great-looking and performance products. Following the recent announcement of the collaboration with the very talented motorcycle racer, Johann Zarco, Bollé is launching a special limited edition version of the champion’s favorite model SLATE customized with his colors and bearing his favorite number and symbol; a stylized “5”. The champion already put his customized gear under the spotlight when celebrating his amazing second place at the Grand Prix of Spain, and will be one of the talents to follow during the Grand Prix of France on May 20th.

“To be able to add a personal touch to a product I enjoy wearing is an exciting experience” says Zarco. “I can’t wait to share it with a larger audience! ”

With a keyhole nose design and angled lenses enhanced with a trendy green flash mirror coating, SLATE has a strong lifestyle character that really seduced the French racer. Offering perfect coverage, this model features Thermogrip rubber inserts on the nose pads and the temple tips that ensure a correct fit. Available with polarized lenses for perfect protection against distracting glare, SLATE benefits from the expertise of Bollé optics: anti-reflective treatment, oleophobic and hydrophobic treatments are standard features of the brand’s Lifestyle Collection for a stylish look without compromise on comfort.

Known for winning the 2015 and 2016 Moto2 World Championships, Johann Zarco is, to this day, the most successful French rider in Grand Prix racing and one of the rising stars of the discipline. Working hard to achieve his goals, the 27-year-old champion’s frame of mind echoes Bollé’s dedication to always push the limits to offer only the best products for sport and everyday wear. “For a racer, vision is key. Any hesitation or blur can potentially lead to an irreparable mistake. Thanks to Bollé, my eyes are well protected outside of racing hours.”

The Slate will be available from the beginning of June. RRP £89