MotoGP : Airbags mandatory for riders from 2018

From 2018  all riders from all different classes to have wear race suits fitted with airbags systems.

Wild cards entrants and replacement riders are exempted from this rule for the first 2 race events only. Thereafter, replacement rider suits are subjected to same as permanent riders.

The airbag should cover and protect at least the shoulders and the collarbone. Full or central back protection is optional. However, if a manufacturer chooses to have back protection, it must cover the whole spine.

'Small variations according to the specifics of each system are allowed, as are variations to accommodate the different morphology of each rider, but the same key areas and guidelines are in place for every manufacturer.

'Each airbag system must pass a series of tests to prove it fully complies with the regulations. Requirements range from the battery and electronics to deployment and inflation times, with accidental deployment also an important factor.

An accidental deployment of the airbag must not risk causing a rider to crash or impede a rider from controlling their motorcycle. In addition, airbag systems must not require any parts to be added to the motorcycle, and must be triggered without the rider being tethered to the bike.

Each manufacturer must self-certify on the official documentation for the suit that their system fully complies with the regulations and reaches these standards. They must also declare the reliability of their system based on internal testing.

These regulations are made mandatory keeping riders safety in mind, - Drona committed to make MotoGP as safe as possible and always evolving

Info-source - MotoGP
MotoGP : Airbags mandatory for riders from 2018 MotoGP : Airbags mandatory for riders from 2018 Reviewed by SKKRISHH on January 11, 2018 Rating: 5

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