DRINK WHILE YOU DRIVE
12 October 2005 | News
From Giacomo Agostini to Valentino Rossi, for Dainese, the best World Motorcycle Racing Championship pilots have always been the first and foremost testers for the new technologies to be applied in terms of comfort and protection.
The examples are numerous: from the knee-sliders introduced with Freddie Spencer to the aerodynamic hunch and back protector developed in collaboration with Barry Sheene.
The latest effort by this important pilot-company synergy is the Dainese Team pilot liquid re-integration project.
Tested for the first time by Endurance World Champion Vincent Philippe during the 8 Hour Suzuka Race, the new invention is a special airtight nylon sack inserted in the aerodynamic hood that lets the pilot drink while riding during races that amount to an extreme challenge due to climatic conditions and duration.
The French pilot's assessment was positive, and this initial result permitted the D-Tec® technicians to make further modifications and improvements in order to provide also the best MotoGP pilots with this innovation.
Valentino Rossi and Marco Simoncelli were provided with the chance to apply the innovation to their own satisfaction during the last two torrid races run in the East, in Sepang (where Valentino celebrated his Championship victory) and Qatar.
Does this mean that a fresher future is now in store for all mortal motorcycle riders as well?