Comfort and aesthetics are undoubtedly essential features of a racing driver’s suit. However, the true "key issues" concern protection and safety. Kart racing suits are not required to be flameproof, given that there is no real risk of fire in normal use. On the other hand, the aspects concerning abrasion protection need to be carefully dealt with, given that out on the track and, in particular, during a race accidents are frequent and there is a distinct possibility that drivers may be knocked out of their seats with serious consequences due to abrasions caused by contact with the tarmac.
With the help of OMP, a leader in motorsport safety clothing and accessories, we take a detailed look at how tests are performed on kart racing suits.
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