Dainese and AGV Partners with Sky Racing Team VR46 for 2017 Racing Season

Dainese and AGV go for year four with Sky Racing Team VR46

Dainese and AGV partner with Sky Racing Team VR46 for 2017
With the continued partnership between Dainese and AGV with the Sky Racing Team VR46, riders Francesco Bagnaia and Stefano Manzi (pictured), along with Andrea Migno and Nicolò Bulega, will be protected from head-to-toe in Dainese and AGV gear.Photo Courtesy of Dainese

Dainese and AGV have announced the four-years-running partnership with Sky Racing Team VR46 for the 2017 racing season which starts on March 26 with the Qatar GP. This partnership will help provide Dainese and AGV head-to-toe safety to the the young Italian riders Francesco Bagnaia, Stefano Manzi, Andrea Migno and Nicolò Bulega in Moto2 and Moto3 Championships.

The Sky Racing Team VR46 riders will go back on the track protected by D-air, the airbag system that represents the Dainese state-of-the-art technology, the first one to be worn during the World Championship already starting from 2007.

Thanks to the electronic platform and to the algorithm, the brain and true intelligence of the system, D-air is able to detect dangerous situations and triggers in case of high-side and low-side with tumbling. D-air inflates special airbags around the rider’s body, covering neck, shoulders and collarbones. The proprietary 3D Dainese airbag is the heart of the system. Thanks to an internal structure made of micro-filaments, the airbag deploys in a controlled width over its full length and wraps around the rider's body, providing at the same time maximum protection and comfort. The patented airbag is unique and differs from all other airbags used in the automotive industry.

Andrea Migno and Nicolo Bulega Sky Racing Team VR46 partnership with Dainese and AGV
Sky Racing Team VR46 riders Andrea Migno and Nicolò Bulega will also be covered with Dainese and AGV gear for the 2017 season.Photo Courtesy of Dainese

Bagnaia, Manzi, Migno, and Bulega's technical equipment will include the AGV Pista GP R helmet. As an evolution of the Pista GP, the MotoGP helmet, Pista GP R has further developed and increased protection.

The Pista GP R offers increased field of vision through the introduction of Race 3 Max Pinlock, a Class 1 Optic visor with 100 percent Max Vision Pinlock (120) and is characterized by a new-patented Visor Lock System (VLS). Aerodynamic performance has been improved thanks to the new wind-tunnel-tested Biplano rear spoiler, while comfort benefits from a new patented interiors structure and an implemented Integrated Ventilation System (IVS). Pista GP R is the first helmet to include a hydration system, featuring internal channels and a drinking valve placed inside the chin area.

"It is with great enthusiasm that Dainese and AGV will support the Sky Racing Team VR46 also for the 2017 season" stated Fabio Muner, Racing & Strategic Partnerships Director of Dainese Group. "It's important to ensure these riders, true assets of Italian motorcycle racing, with the best protective technologies. This year we double the categories and the bikes. We doubled our efforts, but it is also with doubled-satisfaction that we support these young promising Italian riders, providing them with technical gear that enables to nurture their talent during the long and demanding season of the World Championship. This is just a further confirmation that the job done together by Sky, Valentino Rossi, Dainese and AGV is quickly bringing our riders to stand out in the international arena."