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Ryan Villopoto Captures Supercross Championship

GoPro Congratulates Ryan Villopoto on Clinching his Third-Straight 450 Supercross Title



SAN MATEO, CA (April 29, 2013) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of some of today’s most engaging content, would like to congratulate Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto on winning the 2013 AMA Supercross Championship, his third in as many years.

After a slow start at Anaheim I where he salvaged a dismal 16th place finish, Villopoto soon rediscovered the synergy with his KX450F and found his stride. After chipping away at GoPro athlete Davi Millsaps’ lead in the series, RV eventually claimed the red number plate and the overall points lead. Clinching win after win, Villopoto sealed the championship one round early in Salt Lake City with his ninth win of the series.

Villopoto adds his name to an elite list of racers to win three championships, including Bob Hannah, Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Stanton, and Jeremy McGrath. He also joins an even shorter list of racers to win three straight. With the GoPro HERO3 camera mounted to his helmet all season, Villopoto captured every moment of his storied season with the most unique perspective possible. Relive each race from RV2’s point-of-view on the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.com, the GoPro YouTube Channel and the GoPro Facebook page.

From everyone here at GoPro, congratulations, Ryan, on a historical Supercross season!




Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek