N°18 - 01/06/09
Back to basics…

Here is the testimony of one of our “substitute” test drivers, Boris Said, on how important it is to wear a good fireproofed racing suit:

"Having found a seat at the last moment in the LG Motorsports Corvette for the ALMS leg at Long Beach,
I took an old Stand 21 Corvette suit from my wardrobe according to the complete trust I have in this brand and a few days later, I was really satisfied with my choice, escaping from an enormous fire that took place in the car while driving it after a clash with another driver.

In these situations, you fully realize that racewear is not only media cover for the sponsors."

Footage courtesy of MOTORS TV

"IVOS AIR FORCE" All the advantages of the IVOS with an air force system…

From the start, Stand 21 has monitored the IVOS to make it the new reference on the market.
Today, we are proud to announce the coming of the IVOS Air Force…
As the F21 Air Force did in its time, the IVOS offers an unmatched comfort.
Come and try it* at our trackside racing service to discover this amazing product:
- Made-to-measure comfort
- Minimum weight preventing neck fatigue
- Optimum HANS®adaptation
- High technology
- Amazing resistance to shocks certified by the SNELL SA 2005 standard
- An optimized ventilation system
- Wider vision
*Within availability.

Weight: 1,385 gr +/-3% (with HANS®clips & raw carbon)
Delivered with:
- 1 clear visor
- 1 peak
- 1 mounting kit
- HANS®System
- Full inside

It’s definitely a busy and exciting time for us with new items in our IVOS range including new visors available soon.

THE HANS®SYSTEM still got it!

The HANS®System is still highly popular with numerous new users around the world. Stand 21 was at several events to ease its introduction.
This was the case recently in the U.S. where Stand 21 went to advise the SCTA, the American governing body for automotive speed trials, on the salt lake of Bonneville, Utah and the one of El Mirage, California. This will also be the case next month for national rallies such as the Idaho Rally.

Dragster racing suits, SFI standard

The first Stand 21 dragster racing suits, SFI 3.2A Level 20+ (Top Fuel) and 20++ (Funny Car), have just been homologated.
They bring unmatched breathability and comfort compared to their competitors with the same fire protection.

The TPP test (Thermal Protective Performance) exposes the fabric to a standard heat and measures the thermal energy quantity which, applied on the fabric, will lead to a 2nd-degree burn on the skin when in contact with the other side of the fabric.
SFI 3.2A Level 5 homologated racing suits (close to FIA 8856-2000 homologated racing suits
performance-wise) must get a TPP result of 19.
The TPP to get the SFI 3.2A Level 20
standard is 80
Level 20+ = 95
Level 20++ = +100

Here are some data on Dragster:

- Up to 8,000+ hp for engines
- Fuels used in Dragster are alcohols or Nitromethane mainly (90% in the main series: the Top Fuel). Nitromethane burns more easily in the air than gasoline. At the start, you can burn as much as 9 times more Nitromethane than gasoline.
- Under full throttle, a dragster engine consumes 1.5 gallons (6,819 liters) of Nitromethane per second, the same rate of fuel consumption as a fully loaded 747 but with 4 times the energy volume.
- Engines are supposed to work at 9,000 rounds under full throttle but generally explode way before.
- At stoichiometric 1.7:1 air/fuel mixture (for Nitromethane), the front flame of Nitromethane measures 7,050 degrees Fahrenheit (= 3,899 degrees Celsius).
- Nitromethane burns yellow. The spectacular white flame seen above the stacks at night is raw burning hydrogen, dissociated from atmospheric water vapor by the searing exhaust gases.
- Spark plug electrodes are totally consumed during a pass. After 1/2 way, the engine is dieseling from compression-plus the glow of exhaust valves at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit
(= 760 degrees Celsius).
- If spark momentarily fails early in the run, unburned nitro builds up in those cylinders and then explodes with a force that can blow cylinder heads off the block in pieces or blow the block in half.

Source: NHRA

There is no other automotive series which exposes the drivers to such intense fire so frequently hence the need of fully protective yet comfortable equipment to perform.


FIA IN SAFETY, the new FIA magazine on safety in motor racing and go-karting has published an article on Stand 21…
You can read it here.

Stand 21 on Youtube...

Stand 21 has now a channel on Youtube.
Find out all the videos on manufacturing and our research programs such as the Heat Stess Control at

The HANS®SYSTEM gives a second breath to open-face helmets...
Since the HANS®System appeared, open-face helmets have been back in action!
The Stand 21 CH17 is back in force and that’s a good thing for claustrophobics…

Some of our latest creations for boots and other items…

We can realize the racing boots of your dreams with exclusive look from one pair only!!!