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Old 09-06-2010, 10:02 AM   #41
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Valentino Rossi is testing and advanced Dainese system that uses an accelerometer stashed in the hump of his leathers.

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to test the D-airŪ Racing system in Donington
Valentino will use the Dainese airbag for the first time at the Grand Prix race in Donington: Jorge will confirm the protective system’s validity

Years of dedicated airbag research and development bring an important result to Donington this weekend, where Dainese racers will use the D-airŪ Racing system in heavyweight class competition.

After the general fitting tests were completed, Valentino Rossi also decided to wear the suit with a D-airŪ in Donington Park. The champ from Tavullia has been following the development of the project closely for some time now, and in the last year has worked constantly with the D-TecŪ (Dainese Technology Center) technicians to acquire the data required for its perfection.

Jorge Lorenzo was the first Moto GP Dainese racer that used the suit with the D-airŪ Racing system at last week’s Grand Prix race on the Sachsenring after taking an ugly spill in Laguna Seca: “I’m very proud to participate in the D-airŪ Racing system development project,” he said. “I believe this to be an extremely important innovation. After my falls in Laguna Seca, I no longer had any doubt that it was time to start wearing this new suit, which certainly offers more safety than the standard suit. Dainese has taken big steps forward in its perfection of the system, and we racers can make a further contribution in the creation of the prototype: we can’t stop now! Like any innovation, it takes a little time to get used to wearing the new suit, but I feel much safer with the system on and that’s the most important thing. I’d like to thank the entire Dainese team for all the precious work they’ve done to make motorcycle riding safer.”


Source: http://www.dainese.com/us_en/news/Va...ng_competition




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