Lorenzo declared himself extremely satisfied with the D-air project, finding it an important innovation, especially after his ugly spill in Laguna Seca. “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.” Lorenzo said in a statement for the press.
“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,” he added.
Since then, the system went through some important modifications that improved its performance and the rider’s comfort. The volume of the sack was reduced, the protective areas were redistributed, and the system's inflation pressure was increased. The airbag deflates all by itself and the suit returns to its original form.
The new device is housed completely inside the suit and therefore does not require removal after opening because it is the suit itself that expands to permit the raising of the sack. Moreover, its total weight has been further reduced by around 20%.