Right after the accident happened at Mugello, Valentino started the recovery phase while Dainese started to develop a special technical equipment which could help the Champion from Tavullia go back to his motorbike as soon as possible. Valentino collaborated actively with Dainese's technicians and his indications were as always very precious.
On July 7, during the very first test in Misano, the Doctor tried on the new suit and the modified boots and he approved them from both a protection and comfort point of view. D-Tec technicians (Dainese Technology Center) improved the details in view of the second test in Brno and especially for Valentino's surprising comeback in Moto GP at Sachsenring. Beginning from Friday's first practices, Valentino will wear the suit with the D-air® racing system.
The modifications on the suit that have been made concerns the bootleg part: the classical shin protector in polypropylene has been substituted by one made in carbon-kevlar and another one has been added to protect the fibula. Valentino asked that this special protection could be integrated in the left leg as well. The bootleg's circumference has been widened in order to be able to put the new protections and allow an easier insertion of the new boot. The boot in fact has been widened as well to guarantee a better comfort to the injured leg and a further side opening has been added in order to ease the fit.
Such a quick reaction to the rider's requests and the development of an outfit suitable to the situation have been made possible thanks to the team work made by Dainese's technicians, engineers and doctors who have always studied the ergonomics and movement of man in order to improve the protection systems in the action sports.