New Zealand Driver Wins Stand 21 Competition

Young Kiwi racing driver James Munro has won a top-level Stand 21 race suit in the latest competition. The 17-year old correctly answered a set of safety-related questions and was drawn from the pool of successful entrants.

The competition attracted a large number of entries, particularly from young aspiring racers around the world. The Stand 21 La Couture race suit, as worn by the Porsche LMP1 team including Mark Webber, is homologated to the highest FIA standards and features patented ‘Heat Stress Control’ technology.

Munro is currently racing in the Formula Masters China series, where he leads the championship. He began karting in 2009 and was successful at the national level before graduating onto cars. He stormed to the 2013 New Zealand Formula Ford title, wining 10 out of 15 races along the way. Having won six of the eight races so far in Formula Masters, Munro looks set to add another title to his CV.

The New Zealander will be fitted for his made-to-measure suit before it is manufactured for him by Stand 21 at one of its factories around the world. Stand 21 was founded in Dijon 45 years ago and has developed into a world-leading provider of head to toe, handcrafted racing wear.

The company also helps to spread motor sport safety knowledge through the “Racing Goes Safer” foundation (, which organizes lectures to meet directly with the motor sport industry and showcase the latest advances in this area.

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