Our History

JT Racing

Amazingly, it all started with socks. Colorful, stretchy motocross socks that John and Rita Gregory – a pharmacist couple living in San Diego – figured might sell well enough to offset John’s growing racing expenses during the late 1960s

By the 1970's John and Rita were selling so many socks that they needed to name the company. The socks were made in Tijuana so the first name proposed was TJ Racing, unfortunately, due to Tijuana's dodgy reputation, it was decided that the TJ should be flipped to JT and JT racing was born.  

By the 1980's JT racing wasn't just selling socks they were the market leaders in motocross gear development. They were the first company to design a full face helmet, the first company to introduce chest protection and the first company to integrate venting into riding gear.

JT Racing became the biggest brand in motocross by the 1990's when it all went a bit pear-shaped. Due to massive competition and a number of marketing blunders, the founding couple decided to sell the brand in 2001. Once sold the brand sat in hibernation until 2012 when it was reignited by new owners.

Today the brand is slowly rebuilding its market share by producing innovative gear for a growing worldwide market. 


Asterisk was started by a group of athletes, including several motocross riders with extensive backgrounds in design and use of orthopedic devices. The motivation behind the formation and growth of the company was, and still is, to bring state-of-the-art protection and performance products directly to the athletes. Our commitment to quality starts with our all new manufacturing facility where all of Asterisk products are made from high quality materials and every attention to detail. It continues with our extensive quality control methods and new R&D engineers.

Asterisk produce the worlds best knee brace systems. Relied upon by the worlds top athletes, Asterisk has continually refined and developed their proven knee brace systems to offer the ultimate in comfort and design while ensuring that Asterisk remains the worlds most trusted brand in knee protection.