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The second part of Dainese's guide to World Championship leathers, by representative Matteo Molon.

Leather Composition

The suit is completed by the helmet, gloves and boots, essential for safety. Dainese pay particular attention to controlling the weight of the boots, to reduce the force of impact in cases of high speed crashes.

Likewise, the gloves should be light enough not to hinder the feel of the handlebars. To make them, a titanium/carbon/Kevlar compound is used, with special reinforcements at the points that run the most risk of abrasion or fracture, specifically the thumb, wrist and palm.

We work to the riders' demands in terms of protection, comfort and sensitivity, and this is the most difficult aspect of our work. With the bikes getting more and more powerful, and the angle of the riding position reaching about 55%, the risk of injury is getting ever greater.

Research

Dainese have a laboratory in which all materials undergo stress tests. Everything that passes through the production line undergoes more the same analysis that World Championship leathers do. Through tests carried out alongside the Clinica Mobil, we now know that the human body can perfectly withstand a 40-45 minute race under intense heat and humidity as in Qatar or Malaysia. The important part is maintaining hydration and eating well. For this reason, Dainese's tests on cooling methods have not shown significant results and we focus more on correctly ventilating the leathers.

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MotoGP, 2007

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