Thursday, November 19, 2009

Dainese: No problem with Lorenzo's D-Air System during Valencia MotoGP

During the fourth lap of the MotoGP race in Valencia, Jorge Lorenzo’s D-Air® opened instantly when the racer’s bike underwent an exceptionally violent yaw, in this way providing precious technical information for the perfection of the system.

The telemetry data derived submitted to careful examination showed that the D-Air® system reacted correctly without perceived influence on the racer’s riding.

The analysis of the times in that section of the racetrack revealed a modest delay of 6-7 tenths of a second caused primarily by the loss of balance and the opening of the air-bag, which successively deflated in the established time of around 20 seconds.
All this goes to show the system’s harmlessness above all: instant inflation does not compromise the rider’s ability to control the vehicle or continue the race in any way, obviously whenever the skid does not lead to a fall.

The yaw of Lorenzo’s bike as faithfully recorded by telemetry, was sharp and abrupt. Even if rare, events of this degree can be particularly dangerous for riders if they develop into a high-side. Detecting the danger, the Dainese D-Air® Dainese triggered and inflated before the impact took place: a “delayed” inflation is no use in the event of a high-side. In this case, the Spanish ace’s enormous talent enabled him to regain control of his M1 bike.

Another extremely interesting bit of information provided by telemetry analysis showed that the trigger level set for the opening of the D-Air® was exceeded by a mere less than 1%. This demonstrates that the system has reached highly-advanced levels of development and reliability and that it now only requires “fine tuning” in its electronics and ergonomics.

Last but not least, at the end of Sunday’s race when he was informed of the first analysis results, Jorge Lorenzo declared that he‘s more willing than ever to continue wearing the Dainese racing suit with built-in D-Air® system in both tests and races because he considers it a protector that he simply can’t go without!

Monday, November 16, 2009

James Rispoli Breaks Femur

Road Racer X magazine is reporting that AGV Dainese's James Rispoli broke his femur during motocross training over the weekend.

Wishing The Rocket a very prompt and fast recovery.

Rispoli Breaks Femur

November 16, 2009 by admin  
Filed under News

Road racer, dirt tracker and landspeed record holder James Rispoli had another busy weekend. The young gun release his new web site on Friday, tested a big non-Harley twin for an Ohio based team on Saturday, practiced some motorcross on Sunday at a local NY track and took his first helicopter ride after a stalled landing pitched him over the bars and he broke his femur. He was flown to the Erie County Trauma Center where they performed a successful surgery on the clean break inserting a rod into the bone attached by screws. He is resting comfortably and will return home on Tuesday where he will be able to start rehab with an expected full recovery. James wanted to thank all the folks at the practice track that made quick decisions on his behalf that allowed for this successful outcome.

What our World Champs do on weekend

They go race MOTOCROSS!! :)

Rossi organized a fundraiser race for kids leukemia at Cavallara, with a few road racing guys, including Dovi, Simoncelli and Mr. Schwantz himself. 10,000 fans turned up.

Honda Repsol's Andrea Dovizioso won the overall.


Over 10,000 people turned out to see Valentino Rossi’s event Motocross dei Campioni, 30 anni piĆ¹ tardi (Motocross of the Champions, thirty years later). The fund raiser was organized to help kids suffering from leukemia at the Pesaro Hospital and the public was treated to an exciting day, that saw Andrea Dovizioso take the most points and win the race.
The first heat was won by Spanish rider and this year’s 125cc Champion Julian Simon, followed by Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Melandri, while Rossi was sixth after falling in the third lap but was able to finish.
The second heat finished in the same manner with Rossi taking fourth. Julian Simon could not take part in the third as he had a plane to catch, so the podium saw Dovizioso, Rossi and Melandri, with Dovizioso winning the event with the most points.
It was a great race,” said a satisfied Rossi at the end of the show: “we had over 10,000 paying spectators and this was our goal, to help the AIL ( Italian Leukemia Association) and the children.”.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hodgson back to BSB with Rob Mac Yamaha


BRITISH SUPERBIKE fans can expect to see Neil Hodgson back on the grid in next year's series; the Lancastrian has signed to ride for Motorpoint Yamaha to race in BSB in 2010.

Visordown's BSB man says he's surprised by Hodgson's decision to sign for Rob McElnea’s squad, considering the team's patchy success in 2009. It's rumoured HM plant Honda had been interested in signing the 2003 World Superbike Champion but the deal didn't come to fruition.

But it'll be good to see the old boy back on the British Superbike scene. Perhaps it'll rekindle Hodgson's long-standing grudge match with fellow BSB competitor Chris Walker.

Good bye Neil and Good Luck in BSB, it was a pleasure working with you this past AM season.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mission Impossible: Simoncelli vs. Aoyama in Valencia

Can AGV Dainese's rising star Marco Simoncelli bring the crown back home in Valencia this weekend? Supersic is 21 points behind Honda's Aoyama and will go for it in Spain.

Good luck Marco!!

The Donkey is coming!!

AGV helmets announces the release of the GP-Tech replica of Valentino's Donkey. This must-have lid will hit the US towards Feb 2010.