Manufacturer BKS has teamed up with the British Superbike Championship to improve rider safety.
Throughout the 2008 championship the Northamptonshire-based company will be sent all crash-damaged leathers for assessment.
The results and recommendations found by BKS will then be used to help improve the quality of BKS’s products. This information will also be made public to improve safety and the quality of racing suits.
Steven Franklin, Chief Executive of the Frank Thomas Group: “We’re really excited to be associated with the British Superbike Championship.
“Our ambition with BKS is to establish a British brand as a world leader in its category and prove that we can rival the Italians in the style and quality stakes.
“Our relationships with the top British rider and the leading domestic series help to position us perfectly.
“The technical partnership is also of great interest. Although many of us would like to think that we could be the next James Toseland or Leon Haslam the reality is probably very different.
“If we can use information from BSB to produce clothing that achieves the highest safety standards for top level racing, we know that our consumers can have total confidence in our retail products.”
BKS became part of the Frank Thomas Group in January and MotoGP rider James Toseland will be wearing their gear this season.