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Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Red

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Red

With similar features to the alloy pro racer 6 point harness, the steel version carries Sparco's latest lightweight steel adjusters on all the straps. Both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps, 3â€￾ lap and 2â€￾ crutch strap attachments utilise carabiner style fixings. Again, the steel pro racer carries Sparco's new ultralight high load buckle via the T-bar crutch strap. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$371.10

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Blue

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Blue

With similar features to the alloy pro racer 6 point harness, the steel version carries Sparco's latest lightweight steel adjusters on all the straps. Both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps, 3â€￾ lap and 2â€￾ crutch strap attachments utilise carabiner style fixings. Again, the steel pro racer carries Sparco's new ultralight high load buckle via the T-bar crutch strap. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$371.10

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Black

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Steel) FHR Harness, Black

With similar features to the alloy pro racer 6 point harness, the steel version carries Sparco's latest lightweight steel adjusters on all the straps. Both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps, 3â€￾ lap and 2â€￾ crutch strap attachments utilise carabiner style fixings. Again, the steel pro racer carries Sparco's new ultralight high load buckle via the T-bar crutch strap. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$371.10

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Red

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Red

An FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness. Utilising lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$447.79

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Blue

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Blue

An FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness. Utilising lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$447.79

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Black

Sparco Pro Racer 6 Point (Alloy) FHR Harness, Black

An FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness. Utilising lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$447.79

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Red

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Red

This FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness utilises lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. The lap belts carry pull down adjusters that are favoured for multi-driver disciplines where fast and easy adjustment can be made by the driver. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$409.44

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Blue

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Blue

This FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness utilises lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. The lap belts carry pull down adjusters that are favoured for multi-driver disciplines where fast and easy adjustment can be made by the driver. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$409.44

1 retailer

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Black

Sparco Pro Endurance 6 Point FHR Harness, Black

This FHR specific professional Saloon/GT lightweight 6 point harness utilises lightweight aluminium adjusters on both the 2â€￾/3â€￾ shoulder straps and 3â€￾ lap belts. The lap belts carry pull down adjusters that are favoured for multi-driver disciplines where fast and easy adjustment can be made by the driver. A new ultralight high load buckle secures all straps via the T-bar crutch strap, whilst carabiners mount the lap belts and snap hook fixings mount the shoulder straps. The harness also offers rear roll cage loop mounting if required.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$409.44

1 retailer

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Red

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Red

Carrying all of the same features from the Prime H-9 harness, the only difference being that it's manufactured from Sparco's conventional webbing. Making the entire 6 point FHR harness weight only 1.8kg. Suitable for saloon and GT applications with large scope for adjustment. The harness has the following features. 2â€￾ FHR specific webbing all round, ultralight steel adjusters, ultralight aluminium buckle, carabiner clips on the lap belts and roll bar loop attachment at the shoulder point.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$392.52

1 retailer

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Blue

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Blue

Carrying all of the same features from the Prime H-9 harness, the only difference being that it's manufactured from Sparco's conventional webbing. Making the entire 6 point FHR harness weight only 1.8kg. Suitable for saloon and GT applications with large scope for adjustment. The harness has the following features. 2â€￾ FHR specific webbing all round, ultralight steel adjusters, ultralight aluminium buckle, carabiner clips on the lap belts and roll bar loop attachment at the shoulder point.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$392.52

1 retailer

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Black

Sparco Prime H-7 Lightweight Harness, Black

Carrying all of the same features from the Prime H-9 harness, the only difference being that it's manufactured from Sparco's conventional webbing. Making the entire 6 point FHR harness weight only 1.8kg. Suitable for saloon and GT applications with large scope for adjustment. The harness has the following features. 2â€￾ FHR specific webbing all round, ultralight steel adjusters, ultralight aluminium buckle, carabiner clips on the lap belts and roll bar loop attachment at the shoulder point.FIA 8853-2016 approvedView more

$392.52

1 retailer

Safety issues in motorsports

With their high speeds and high skill levels, motorsports contain a certain level of danger and have in the past led to a number of fatal incidents involving not only drivers but also spectators. Fortunately, practitioners of the sport have long been aware of these dangers, and therefore such stakeholders as equipment manufacturers, automotive engineers, organisations like the Motor Sports Association or the FIA Foundation, and drivers themselves are constantly collaborating to make the sport safer and to protect drivers, both through technological advances as well as by setting rigorous standards for safe practices. One of the results of these regulatory and research efforts is that there is now a wide variety of car safety products on the market from top brands, all meticulously designed and carefully tested to ensure that even in the unlikely event of an accident, your vehicle will keep you and your fellow occupants safe.

What types of equipment should you consider?

Equipment designed to keep you safe comes in various forms, including fire suppression systems, roll cages and harnesses. Unlike most other high-performance auto gear, these are rarely used on a day-to-day basis, and yet they must provide exceptional performance during an emergency scenario, which means that they need to be ultra-reliable. Hence, the standards for such equipment tend to be very high, and before you complete your purchase you should always check the products for compliance with UK/EU legislation or FIA/MSA regulations.

Fire suppression systems

Fire represents one of the most immediate dangers in motorsports, and so serious drivers should consider investing in equipment to combat it. Modern high-tech fire suppression comes in a very wide range of formats, from small hand-held fire extinguishers commonly known from household use, to manually operated yet integrated extinguishing systems, to large automatic onboard systems that are triggered automatically if the cabin temperature reaches a certain point.

Roll cages

These are rigid frame-like structures that are constructed out of high-strength steel and are designed to protect a vehicle’s occupants from injury during an impact. These can range from the relatively simple roll bar, which provides some degree of protection in the event of a rollover, to bolt-in cages, which offer a significantly higher level of protection, to the more expensive weld-in cages, which are lightweight and also provide enhanced stability and protection.

Harnesses

Harnesses come in a variety of shapes and vary in the number of points they use, i.e. at how many points the straps are fastened to the vehicle. While seat belts in normal cars come in the 3-point format, harnesses for motorsports can be bolted in at 4, 5 or 6 points, both for increasing levels of stability during the drive and for enhanced security during an incident. Most harnesses are lightweight yet rugged and come with quick release mechanisms.

What else should I consider when purchasing safety equipment?

Due to the inherent dangers, motorsports enthusiasts should be aware that keeping everyone safe is a top priority, which means that you need to invest as much time and effort in it as you would in anything else. Therefore, when it comes to choosing the right equipment for your needs and budget, consider going for trusted and recognised brands that have been properly tested and come with a quality guarantee. Make sure that the gear has the necessary approval marks and meets the required standards. Finally, if you do happen to come across an incredibly cheap top brand product that seems to good to be true, be cautious as there are counterfeit products out there.