TCF goes racing: Part 12 – Safety Equipment


Following on from an earlier article I did, a few people have emailed me about more information on what safety equipment costs, what to consider and so on…. So with that in mind I popped into my friends at Advantage Motorsport to get them to provide some insights and advice….

Dave Poole Advantage Motorsport

“The minimum requirements for racewear is a Helmet, Head & Neck Restraint System  (for post 1977 cars) such as a HANS Device or Simpson Hybrid, Racesuit, Gloves and Boots. These items need to meet current Snell and FIA standards as required in specific championship regulations. A good entry level racewear package which will meet the current regulations will consist of”

Starter Recommendations from Advantage Motorsport:

Helmet

Bell Sport 5 with factory fitted HANS Posts – £378 inc vat

FIA 8859-2015 Approved

Head & Neck Restraint System

HANS Device Sport 2 – £239 inc vat

FIA 8858-2010 approved

Racesuit

P1 Racewear PRO-3 (3 layer) – £227 inc vat

FIA 8856-2000 approved

Gloves

Sabelt FG-150 – £55

FIA 8856-2000 approved

Boots

Sabelt RS-100 – £110

FIA 8856-2000 approved

To compliment your racewear package you can also purchase a range of Nomex Underwear such as a Open Face Balaclava – £23.95, Nomex Top – £55.20, Nomex Pants £49.20, Long Socks – £16.95 inc vat.

“A top tip we always give, is to make sure you speak to a reputable stockist and discuss your requirements, and keep in mind the latest requirements and approvals required as these can change – happy racing!”

For more information visit www.advantage-motorsport.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1829 238268