At the recent BMW Motorrad Italia World Superbike tests in Eastern Creek, Australia, Leon Haslam was donning new leathers from Dainese.
The Italian racing leathers company has sponsored Haslam, and will supply the British WSBK rider with a Dainese suit, boots, gloves and all protections from neck to toe as he competes on the BMW S1000RR.
Haslam's suit will be also fitted with the D-air system, a high value project developed by D-Tech, the R&D department of the Vicenza company and milestone in the field of safety in the world of motorcycling; this is the same technology that keeps other top-notch riders safe, such as Ducati MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi.
Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad SUuperbike) says: "I'm very happy to be rejoining Dainese. Having visited the Dainese headquarters it's clear that the heritage of motorcycle racing and safety protection is synonymous with the Dainese name. I'm also very much looking forward to having the D-air® technology - I just hope I don't need it!
"The technical guys at Dainese are excellent and the suits I've tried so far are extremely practical, lightweight and - following my small crash at Cartagena two weeks ago - offer the necessary protection.
"I hope with Dainese, BMW and my other partners that we are also all celebrating success at the end of the 2011 World Superbike Championship."
Haslam will continually put the Dainese leathers to test, beginning with the first race of the 2011 World Superbike season at Phillip Island on Feb. 27.