HELMET AND D-AIR® SYSTEM SAVED SIMONCELLI
26 February 2010 | News
During this morning practices (11 am local time) at Sepang (Malaysia) Marco Simoncelli crashed at a speed of 115 km/h.
The bike, during the braking phase before cornering at the 7th turn of the circuit, slided starting a high-side motion. The violence of the crash is demonstrated by the telemetry data that show 10g acceleration impacts during the fall, that lasted 5 seconds total.
The helmet and the D-air® system protected the pilot at their best as it was confirmed by all the clinical analysis made at the hospital. Simoncelli AGV helmet demonstrated an optimum shock absorption. Marco said to be very satisfied about how the protection system worked, especially referring to the Dainese airbag, that from now and on he will constantly wear.