Alpinestars has just released the data from Marc Marquez’s TechAir suit, following his massive off during qualifying at the Malaysian GP. And it offers a fascinating insight into just how important airbag suits are for keeping top level racers safe.

Alpinestars data from Marc Marquez's TechAir suit during his crash at the Sepang GP.

The Alpinestars data graphic shows us that Marquez’s Tech-Air device activated 855ms (0.855 seconds) before the Spaniard first made an impact with the ground.

The data also indicates that Marquez was airborne for just under a second before his first impact with the ground – which registered over 20g. G-force was measured at 26.27g at its highest.

Marc Marquez during his crash during qualifying at the Sepang GP.

Thankfully, Marquez escaped injury-free – and he went on to put in a stunning ride to end up finishing second in the MotoGP race the following day.

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