Years of study, design and testing on race tracks and test circuits working closely with Dainese riders, such as Marco Simoncelli, Michi Ranseder and Jorge Lorenzo have all accelerated product development.
“The ideal setting for the fusion of the racing and road versions is the Isle of Man: the Tourist Trophy is the "missing link", the obligatory point of passage for the integration of the know-how acquired with the development of the D-air racing system to the road system version,” a company statement reads.
Together with Guy Martin, Dainese has been conducting tests on the Mountain Course since 2007. The first two years were dedicated to collecting the data required for the development of the racing version with the airbag system built into Martin's suit. This way, information could be acquired on a very different terrain than those on Moto GP circuits.
“This year instead, the Lincolnshire racer will be equipped with a different data acquisition system specifically studied for the collection of the information necessary for the road version,” the statement continues.
“In this sense, the circuit on the Isle of Man acquires fundamental relevance: no longer as a dangerous race to be prohibited, but as a courageous and real test ground in which information can be gathered and tangible progress can be made in ensuring greater safety for one and all.”