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.