Valentino Rossi is to use the Dainese airbag system in his race suit for the first time during the British Grand Prix weekend.
His Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo adopted the "D-air" airbag seat from the last race at the Sachsenring, following his accidents at Laguna Seca and will also stick with it for Donington Park.
"After my falls at Laguna Seca, I no longer had any doubt that it was time to start wearing this new suit, which certainly offers more safety than the standard suit," Lorenzo said. "Dainese has taken big steps forward in its perfection of the system, and we racers can make a further contribution in the creation of the prototype: we can't stop now.
"Like any innovation, it takes a little time to get used to wearing the new suit, but I feel much safer with the system on and that's the most important thing."
The D-air seat deploys an airbag to protect the rider's neck and upper back in the event of a fall. It has also been successfully used by 250cc champion Marco Simoncelli at recent events.