• History

    A GENUINE ADVENTURE COMMITED TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE RACE CAR DRIVERS SAFETY
    Yves Morizot created Stand 21 in 1970, since then, Stand 21 continuously delivered advanced technical innovations, safety improvements in products that are exceptionally efficient and comfortable.



HISTORICALLY LEADING THE WAY IN INNOVATION & PERFORMANCE…
A COMMITMENT TO IMPROVE RACECAR DRIVERS SAFETY.

 

 

1970

Yves Morizot founded Stand 21 in 1970. Stand 21 has since, continuously delivered technical innovations, safety improvements applied to its products, exceptionally efficient and comfortable.

  • 1972

    Production of racing equipment by direct mail-order sales.

  • 1974

    Introduction of “made-to-measure” racing suits and first Formula 1 involvement.

  • 1976

    Introduction of racing suit design with flat seams on back and sides.

  • 1977

    Introduction of preformed arms and back on racing suits.

  • 1980

    Establishment of exclusive worldwide distribution network.

  • 1984

    Introduction of first-ever outside-seam gloves (developed with Senna, Piquet...) and flat-seam balaclava (head sock).

  • 1985

    The ST021, a new generation of racing suits with multidirectional floating sleeves concept, an invention copied by all our competitors.

  • 1986

    Design and production of the ST2000 racing suit, reducing the risks related to Heat Stress, technically 20 years ahead of its time.

  • 1988

    Design and production of comfort improving stretchable collar.

  • 1992

    Introduction of a new, SNELL SA-certified helmet.

  • 1995

    Production of the first Air Force vented racing suit.

  • 1996

    Takeover of Stand 21 USA.

  • 2001

    Takeover of Stand 21 UK.

  • 2002

    Selected as one of only two worldwide HANS® licensees, to engineer, produce and market head and neck restraining devices, resulting in the development of many new HANS® models.

  • 2003

    Establishment of Stand 21 India to fully integrate all production in house, and develop new product lines.

  • 2004

    Completion of the "Heat Stress” research program in close association with medical experts worldwide and the French Army.

  • 2005

    A new ST3000 racing suit is the result of the Heat Stress research, using a new, ground-breaking Pairformance® fiber.

  • 2006

    Development of the Heat Stress concept with many customers, Porsche Motorsport, Corvette Racing, HSV… Stand 21 establishes in India, a shoe-manufacturing factory allowing full customization. Stand 21 becomes Porsche Motorsport’s Official & Exclusive Worldwide racewear supplier.

  • 2007

    Introduction of an improved Air Force racing suit.

  • 2008

    Introduction of the Stand 21 IVOS® helmet.

  • 2009

    Introduction of a new HANS® Racing Series. All Stand 21 racing suits will now feature Heat Stress technology.

  • 2010

    Introduction of a new HANS® Racing Series. All Stand 21 racing suits will now feature Heat Stress technology.

  • 2011

    Development and marketing of a full line of drag racing safety equipment. Incorporation of the “Racing Goes Safer” foundation, dedicated to safety in motorsports. Introduction of a new HANS® Club Series

  • 2012

    Introduction of the IVOS®-Open Face Double Duty helmet & fire-retardant woman brassiere.

  • 2013

    Introducing the HANS® Ultimate and the Top Fit head sock.

  • 2014

    Introducing the Lid Lifter head sock, the La Couture, ST221 HSC Evo & ST221 Air-S racing suits, the T221 & T215 mechanics suits, the Top Fit underwear top and pants, the Silhouette shoes, the mechanics gloves and the new pants.