Isle of Man TT races with Dianese as Official Safety Partner
Isle of Man TT races are just under a week away and soon the 37¾ mile course will be packed with road racing fans who’ll watch on while racer and machine battle the unforgiving circuit. This is Dainese’ 7th year as Official Safety Partner for the Isle of Man TT races. Dainese signed a 2 year contract in 2013, while the partnership began in 2008. Dainese has brought VIP racers to the island, including Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo, Nicky Hayden, Kevin Schwantz and Giacomo Agostini.
The partnership also aids Dainese, which has worked hard to develop its D-air Racing air bag system with supported racers wearing a suit to gather valuable data at one of the toughest races.
Travelling Marshals are fully protect by Dainese while they offer rapid response during the races. Safety is top priority for Marshals as they can reach the same speeds as the racers on the legendary 37¾ mile course.
While attending to incidents, and sweeping the course before and after road closures, all 8 Marshals will be fully kitted in a Dainese one-piece suit, gloves, boots and back protection for the fortnight they serve on the island.
Fabio Muner Dainese’s marketing manager said, “We are so pleased to be entering our seventh year as the Official Safety Partner for the Isle of Man TT races. It’s an important event to be involved in as a company and has helped with the development and data collection for the D-air Racing, in racing conditions where anything can happen and isn’t on a prepared short circuit. To also be able to provide the Travelling Marshals with their kit once again is vital as they too need good protection when riding and attending incidents.”
Saturday’s 6-lap superbike race is referred to as the Dainese Superbike alongwith branding on trackside and mountain course. Conor Cummins is with the Honda Racing squad. James Hillier’s quest will be to add another win to his lightweight victory in 2013 with Kawasaki. Guy Martin will ride his Tyco TAS Suzuki in his bid for a TT win.