Atlanta, Georgia (April 22, 2009) – World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb says the HANS Device has been the most significant safety feature introduced in WRC during the past 10 years.

Speaking recently, Loeb stated that out of all the safety improvements that have been made in WRC, the HANS Device was his favorite innovation. “The most important safety improvement to me is HANS.” He added, “Nowadays I don’t think about wearing it but if I drive without it I feel strange – I feel loose.”

FIA WRC racer, Bernardo Sousa, validated the truth of Loeb’s position when he walked away from a 75 mph (120 kph) crash that destroyed his FIAT Abarth Grande Punto during April’s Rally Portugal.

Vojtecha Stajf also paid testament to the safety a HANS Device can provide when he survived a 90+mph (150 kph) crash that shredded his Subaru Impreza WRX STi during this month’s European Rally Cups Race in the Czech Republic. Stajf said that his HANS Device and the rigidity of the roll cage saved him from serious or fatal injury.

Video Footage of both wrecks is available via http://www.youtube.com/user/HansDevice

The HANS Device is the best selling head and neck restraint as proven by more than 75,000 racers worldwide and continues to be #1 for performance, #1 for vision and #1 for winners.