I have been contacted today from Spain by our august Chairman who had clearly fallen off his chair shortly after breakfast. He requested that I post here a diktat passed to him from Mike Wright our ever-present eligibility caretaker in which they thro' me remind you all that the helmet rules have changed this year, even for girls, and accordingly please make sure that your helmet complies and is correctly 'stickered' before you present it, your other kit, car and self at scrutineering. Mr Hart (snr) says we don't want any epic fails so early, and it will ruin your weekend if you have to trot over to GPR and give them a lot of money ... not to mention back of the Q for scrute again ...
Part of this exercise is ensuring of course that your Hans Posts are in conformity, hence the change in helmet regs...
We are of course truly and properly indebted to the learned B Jordan (or any middle eastern country you like really..) for the real advance notice in his post 3 December 2015 on this very topic, as opposed to the post-breakfast BrainHart from our dear Chairman ...
So to be clear. I have a snell sa2005 bell helmet which had predrilled hans post holes. I brought the proper posts which came with instructions. I fitted them as described. Is this legal as per scrutineering?
I recommend that we read the following MSA document, which is apparently the 'bible'
indeed! i was merely the messenger!
Indeed, thank you.
For clarification, Mike's advice was that if your helmet hasn't got a silver FIA sticker denoting its correct HANS approval, either inside older helmets, or outside on newer ones, then he can't let you race.
I'll post the link on the Home page Committee News when I've finished my Sangria (hic!). Meantime, get polishing those silver-stickered helmets chaps - Silverstone GP circuit is on the horizon and we already have yet another new youngster joining us in S1600 (K Sports) to help make the event over subscribed.
Great news Harty. I am looking forward to seeing (or even being part of) that grid of 54 cars!
You will need to be part of it.
Being legal is one thing but not being uncomfortable is another.
if you haven't used one last season I would recommend getting into your car in the garage asap and make sure belts, hans, helmet all work together.... Give the wife a shout to come and check on you after 5 mins in case the result is a restriction of blood flow to the head!!!
@ Jonty; most Clubmans racers have that restriction ayway
Or too much blood flow to the head......
........or even to their helmets!