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Lorenzo to appear at TT

Jorge Lorenzo and Angel Nieto to appear at June's Isle of Man TT races
To celebrate its third year of involvement in the world famous Isle of Man TT races, Dainese has announced today that Moto GP star Jorge Lorenzo and Grand Prix legend Angel Nieto will both attend this year's festival in June.

Dainese was appointed the TT's Official Safety Partner in 2008 and has used the demanding event as a test-bed for the innovative D-Air system. TT racer Guy Martin has been crucial in development work and has collaborated closely with Dainese's engineers in preparing the D-Air system for eventual commercial availability.

This year, the Spanish pairing of Lorenzo and Nieto will attend the blue riband Dainese Senior TT, completing a lap of the course on two wheels before the competitors set off for the six-lap race.

Lorenzo's Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi completed a similar demo run last year alongside Giacomo Agostini.

“I'm very glad to have the opportunity to be at the Tourist Trophy this year and ride the Yamaha R1 together with Angel,” Lorenzo said. “It will be a great honour for me, because this is one of the most famous and epic races, it still keeps all the meaning of real motorcycling and pilots who ride here deserve the biggest respect. Further more I will bring my experience in testing the D-air racing in Moto GP, as a Dainese Safety ambassador."

Nieto won 90 Grands Prix and 13 world championships during an illustrious racing career, and said he too was looking forward to the event.

“It was many years ago last time I've been on the Isle of Man and it will be a great emotion to be there again, at the Tourist Trophy,” he said. “It is a very difficult circuit, only for very talented pilots, and a special race, very different from the Moto GP ones. To win the TT has always been very important for any racers. I am very keen to see if and how it changed.”


Tagged as: Lorenzo , Nieto , Isle of Man , Dainese , tt

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Jiimmy - Unregistered

April 14, 2010 1:40 PM

@ Pffffff Shut up it was lorenzo's home race he had every right to do that. Your one of these ****s whose scared Lorenzo will one day beat Vale, we all know it, could be years though. I will love to see Lorenzo at the TT, brilliant!

Mark B - Unregistered

April 14, 2010 1:34 PM

Why the mocking? He's 22 years old, he'll love it, he's fulfilling sponsor obligations, he'll have a blast, he'll have his eyes opened, he'll add value to the event and he'll twitter all the way. I say - fully support him for going along and having a taste of what it's all about.



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