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Valentino Rossi Experiences Dainese D-air Racing Protective Gear | Cycle World

Valentino Rossi Experiences Dainese D-air Racing Protective Gear | Cycle World | Ductalk: What's Up In The World Of Ducati | Scoop.it

Once was enough for nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi, who was wearing a D-air Racing suit when he fell at Mugello in 2010, breaking his lower leg. “It was quite a crash!” Rossi admitted. “But apart from the injury to my leg, I was surprised to find I didn’t even have any bruising on my shoulder the day afterward.”
In fact, leg protection is the likely next frontier. The late Marco Simoncelli had tested a version of the current suit that was fitted with hip and leg bladders.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Blake Young wore a custom D-air Racing suit to victory at the final race of the AMA Pro American SuperBike series atNew Jersey Motorsports Park last fall. “When I put the suit on for the first time,” he said, “I was thinking to myself, ‘Is it going to be heavy?’ It wasn’t. ‘Is it going to fit right?’ It fit like all my other Dainese suits—comfortable as ever. In the first race, I didn’t get the result that I wanted, so going into the second race, I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll show Dainese how their suit works!’ I definitely took some chances and got the win. I was glad to be riding in the D-air suit.”...more

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