n°6 - 13 Jan 2005
"Racewear manufacturer"
"Made-to-measure and in your colors from head to toe"
"The racing driver is the most important person in the world"
Another racing season is ending...
A racing season which has crowned Michael Schumacher in F1 one more time, but has also seen the arrival of plenty new young drivers whom we will hear about again: Sébastien Loeb, of course, but also Sébastien Bourdais, Heikki Kovalainen...

The season is not over for everybody but yet, the new season is already here; this is why we will be present this winter on the Dakar, Monte Carlo, Daytona Tests, Andros Trophy, to always advise you better on your equipment.
This is also why we have started a cycle of meetings on our research program regarding the effects of heat on the racing driver: Heat Stress Program.

The end of the year has been celebrated by the new arrival in our network of Stand 21 China, to whom we wish a very warm welcome and who allows us to extend our quality service across the world. This new Year is also the opportunity to introduce you to our new 2005 catalogue .

We wish you a very good racing season.

Be aware...
Stand 21 France (Dijon) is now open on Saturdays!
Here are the complete opening hours:
Monday: 9 am-12.30 am - 2 pm-6.30 pm
Tuesday to friday: 9 am-7.30 pm
Saturday : 10 am-2 pm - 3.30 pm-7.30 pm
We were there...

For the 15 th consecutive year, Stand 21 attended the PRI show in Indianapolis December 9 th to the 12 th. The meeting we had organised on Heat stress with the medical advice of Terry R Trammel MD and Prof Claude Meistelman was very successful. More than 50 figures of the racing world attended it, among them, Dr John Melvin (Nascar), the SCCA, driving schools (Las Vegas, Phoenix...), the specialised press...

We also attended the SAE Motorsports Engineering conferences which were held from November 30 th to December 2 nd in Dearborn (USA), under the presidency of Max Mosley (FIA president), Tony George (Indianapolis Motor Speedway president), Tom Compton (NHRA president), Mike Helton (Nascar) and Steve Johnson (SCCA).
More than 150 people from the 5 continents were there to discuss about racing across the world.
Among the discussed subjects: Test and development of driver's safety systems, protection systems against fire in racing cars, Young Engineers, New Business perspectives...

We will be there...

Come to visit our stand at Birmingham (Stand 9420) January 13 th to 16 th 2005 and come to our conferences on Heat stress and Hans® Device.

Visit the helmet and suit workshops live!!!! Helmets and suits

The Stand 21 Heat Stress Research Program has consolidated our view on the heat transfer

After many tests done with independent laboratories & the French army, we are now able to explain to you why our ST2000 suit is much better at preventing heat stress than our competitors' and why we are improving our range (overalls, helmets, boots.) to offer you solutions which perform better in the thermal regulation of your body .

To learn more about the
Heat Stress and discover the results of the ST2000, click here.

All our Hans® models have successfully passed the FIA homologation. We now offer an unsurpassed range of 8 sizes et 12 fitments with a unique design and the exceptional finish .

Finally, we have started the development of a brand new helmet to fit extra large heads.

Racing suits
We remind you that the FIA 86 homologation is no longer valid in all events under the FIA regulations. The only homologation accepted now under the FIA regulations is the FIA 8856-2000, from 1 Jan 2005.

After the Formula 1, Nascar, DTM, Champ Car... and more recently (September 2004) the FIA GT championship, the Hans® has become compulsory in WRC (driver & co driver racing with a manufacturer) and in WTCC from 1 Jan 2005. It is now sure that this system, the most important safety innovation since the introduction of the helmet and the flame resistant suit, will become more and more compulsory in all kind of races. And to guide you best in the purchase of a Hans® Unit, it is most important to be advised by a qualified professional. Do not hesitate to contact our network of representatives.

Our R&D department keep on developing the brand new gloves to comply with the new FIA homologation which will be the only one valid in all FIA regulated events starting 1 Jan 2006.

A Start of the year rich in new products

The favourite Stand 21 boots, the AXV are coming back! Rethought down to the slightest details, they offer even more comfort and ergonomy.

A very dark visor will soon be available for Stand 21 helmets: the Sun breaker.

You can now buy the Hans® air padding at an incredible value for its quality. It makes you forget you are wearing a Hans®.

With the view to dress to whole team, we now offer you different models of pants and bermuda shorts (minimum 30 pieces, 7 colours available).

You can also order with a minimum of 30 pieces the very strong and cheap MC1 mechanics suit (available in 7 colours).

Finally, we have now introduced a vintage mechanics suit with a 50's / 60's design, for a perfect vintage look amongst your team.

Take advantage of the best delivery times on the market for made-to-measure!!!

At the moment we are look at 15 working days for a helmet.
Please contact us for the racing suits delivery time.

"You thought it was impossible?"
Stand 21 products are only available from our network

Stand 21 China has just opened in Hong Kong!

After 8 days of intensive training in Dijon, our new franchisee can advise you on our product.

Stand 21 France (Headquarter): contact +33 (0) 380 539 221

Stand 21 franchisees

Stand 21 Australia: contact
Stand 21 Benelux: contact
new Stand 21 China: contact
Stand 21 Germany: contact
Stand 21 Japan: contact
Stand 21 UK: contact
Stand 21 USA: contact

Stand 21 exclusive dealers

Motorarte - Portugal: contact
Mach 1 srl - Romania: contact
Vista - Russia: contact
Three Crowns Racing Project - Thailand: contact

Stand 21 wishes to thank (among plenty other)...
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena as well as all the Citroën Sport team for their WRC Championship win
Carlos Sainz
for its exceptional career and its very strong 2004 year
Elliott Sadler
and Dale Jarrett of Robert Yates Racing for their performance in the Nascar Nextel Cup
Mattias Ekström
who won the DTM 2004 Championship wearing a Hans® Engineered by Stand 21
and ACEMCO who were the best in the ALMS GTS Championship
All the ASM Formule 3 team who won the F3 Euroseries championship
Team Conrad/Vitaphone for its wonderful victories in FIA GT
Team Creation Autosportif who were always able to challenge the Audi in the LMES series
In LMES again, in the LMP2 category, Courage Competition (Champion) and Tracsport (3 rd)
The BMS Scuderia Italia and Freisinger/Yukos Motorsport who have been the main contenders in the FIA GT & FIA N-GT
(P1) and Flying Lizard Motorsports (GT) for their excellent second place in the ALMS
The different French champions: Patrick Pilet (Formula Renault, Graff Racing), Patrick Bornhauser and Olivier Thévenin (GT FFSA, VBM), James Ruffier (Porsche Carrera Cup), Ludovic Simon (Clio Cup)...
The excellent results of Matthiew Marsh (champion) and Charles Kwan (3e) in Carrera Cup Asia
Apache Racing
who successfully started their first year in the VDV modern endurance category, with the final GT3 podium
The teams Brumos and G&W who take part in the Grand Am Championship
Our Belgian Franchisee Steve Van Bellingen who takes part in the Belcar and our Romanian distributor George Grigorescu who won the group A trophy 2.0 of the national rally championship
As well as all the Stand 21 customers worldwide!!!

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