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Valentino Rossi to test Dainese airbag suit

Published: 14 April 2009

Eight-time World Champion, Valentino Rossi, will have his part to play in the development of Dainese's airbag racesuit.

The D-Air suit broke cover in November 2007 when numerous smaller-class Grand Prix riders crashed wearing the suit, including 2008 250cc World Champion Marco Simoncelli.

And with plans still continuing to launch a D-Air suit for the road, Dainese has tied in their most valuable asset to further the suits development.

Rossi, who hasn’t been wearing the D-Air this weekend at Qatar, is given a run-down of the technology by one of the chief technicians at Dainese in this official video.

Rossi’s suit will be the most recent evolution of the D-Air racing and tests are expected to be carried out later in the 2009 campaign.

Simoncelli and 125cc rider Michi Ranseder – Matt Hoyle’s team-mate – will also continue to wear the D-Air during the 2009 season, but like Rossi this is more likely to be carried out during tests rather than race weekends.

Click here to see a video of Valentine Rossi in a D-air suit.

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