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7 frequently asked questions (and 7 answers) about rib protectors

TKART Staff
11 July 2021
Doubts about who is obliged to use the new FIA homologated rib protectors? Or what to do when you have a sore ribs? Don't worry, the experts answer. Here are all the themes that we put to them. Try to answer true or false to each of them and check out your score at the bottom of the article.





1. I HAVE RIB PAIN AFTER A FEW LAPS IN A KART USING THE RIB GUARD, DO I NEED TO ADD MORE PADDING WHERE IT HURTS?



2. USING THE RIB GUARD IS MANDATORY



3. THE NEW FIA 88070-2018 APPROVED RIB GUARDS ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL RACES STARTING FROM 2021



4. APART FROM TO SIDE BLOWS, THE RIB PROTECTOR ALSO PROTECTS OTHER AREAS OF THE CHEST



5. THE RIB GUARD MUST BE AS THIN AS POSSIBLE TO "FEEL" THE CHASSIS AND DRIVE BETTER



6. THE RIB GUARD MUST ONLY BE REPLACED WHEN IT BREAKS



7. CARBON RIB GUARDS ARE SAFER THAN THOSE MADE OF OTHER MATERIALS























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I HAVE RIB PAIN AFTER A FEW LAPS IN A KART USING THE RIB GUARD, DO I NEED TO ADD MORE PADDING WHERE IT HURTS?

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