Leon Haslam To Wear Dainese in 2011

BMW Motorrad Motorsport's rider Leon Haslam will be officially sponsored by renown Italian brand Dainese for the 2011 season, the safety equipment manufacturers recently announced. Haslam recently attended the Superbike World Championship pre-season tests at Eastern Creek in Australia, wearing his new Dainese suit, boots, gloves and protections aboard his BMW S1000RR.

As expected, Haslam's suit will be fitted with the D-air system, just like all the other riders sponsored by Dainese. The project has been developed by D-Tech, the R&D department of the Italian company, and represents an important milestone in the field of safety in the world of motorcycling.

"I'm very happy to be rejoining Dainese. Having visited the Dainese headquarters it's clear that the heritage of motorcycle racing and safety protection is synonymous with the Dainese name. I'm also very much looking forward to having the D-Air technology - I just hope I don't need it!” said Haslam in a statement for the press.

"The technical guys at Dainese are excellent and the suits I've tried so far are extremely practical, lightweight and - following my small crash at Cartagena two weeks ago - offer the necessary protection,” the Briton added. "I hope with Dainese, BMW and my other partners that we are also all celebrating success at the end of the 2011 World Superbike Championship."

When opened, the latest D-Air Racing protects shoulders and the collar bones areas primarily. Furthermore, the airbag sack creates a surface for the resting and support of the helmet that limits the movement of the neck. The airbag deflates all by itself and the suit returns to its original form. What is really interesting is that after deflation, the rider can continue racing.
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