LEARNT BY EXPERIENCE
Fallen 130km/h Padborg Park, Denmark
APR2-suit prevented from injury
During the summer 2004 I was taking a course on safe riding. It was held at the racing circuit of the Padborg Park in Denmark.
The temperature was about 17-19˚C when we began training. But after two hours of riding the weather started to change and we faced a severe rain. This was when I changed my leather suit to Rukka’s APR2 suit. Many riders gave up for the weather and it was only two or three of us riding on the wet track. I was probably the only one who wanted to know how the rain affects riding.
APR2 suit did not flutter even when riding over 200 km/h and breathability as well as water resistance worked perfectly. After the rain ended the track begun to dry slowly and I was able to make faster and faster lap times... until I hit a brake in the first curve after the finish line.
My front wheel locked in my Triumph Daytona 955i bike while going about 130 km/h and I fell on the left side. The bike sled followed by me about 100 metres first on asphalt and then on sand…
If a minor bruise on my chest is ignored I was not injured at all – thanks to very well protecting shields and excellent material.