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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:27 pm 
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I searched so please pardon me if I missed this. Does the new 2012 restriction against M2005 rated helmets (SA only) also apply to the TT classes? I think it may only apply to the competition classes but I want to be sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:19 pm 
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TT uses the HPDE safety rules, so the minimum requirement would still be this rule for helmets:
Use a proper fitting helmet that meets Snell 1990 (SA1990; M1990) or newer (or
equivalent) standards for cars or motorcycles.


However, we always recommend that driver's get the most up to date and best safety equipment possible when running in HPDE4 and TT. If your head is worth more than $150, then your helmet probably should be as well. :) There are plenty of M2005 helmets that are very good helmets. They just don't provide the extra fire protection of the SA helmets.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:18 am 
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Agreed. But I would rather keep my current, completely decent M2005 helmet for now and use the money saved towards a HANS device. I think I will be better off that way in terms of safety. Plus I wear a nomex balaclava.

Thanks for the response Greg.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:35 am 
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I can accept M helmets (where the driver isn't required to wear a nomex suit), but 1990? This needs to be updated for DE as well as TT. Do we really want 20 year old helmets on participants' heads?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:28 am 
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Talk to Jerry. He is the one that writes the CCR.

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