Harnesses, seats and HANS devices in roadgoing

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Post by turbster » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:56 pm

Hi all,

I’ve read the regs and guides regarding this and to say it’s a bit vague and contradictory is an understatement! Just wondering what others take on this is, and what you have in that class?

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Post by swoakes » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:56 pm

I think I'm right in saying HANS not mandatory, original or replacement seat ok but must upholstered. Original seat belts acceptable but most fit 75mm 4 point harness which doesnt need to be in date for speed events


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Post by turbster » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:07 pm

That's how I understand it, so that's good.. I don't want to fit a modern bucket seat in the GTE as I know from experience they're just too big without dropping the floor etc. It's predominantly a road car and I want it to stay that way; a pair of period buckets and 4 point harnesses would be my preference so it sounds like I'm back to the trusty neck brace :lol: Having said that I'll see if the HANS works, but it might be worse using that incorrectly than not at all!?


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Post by Nick » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:34 pm

I am running my MR2 in Roadgoing running standard seat and belts without problem. I think you must have headrest if not fitted. I agree a 4 point harness makes sense.


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Post by swoakes » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:00 pm

I think Corky uses a HANS in his SS1....ask him for a copy of his risk assessment :lol:


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Post by Corky » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:30 pm

I’m using a 3” Sabelt harness and a neck support (not HANS).

My current helmet doesn’t support HANS, but the next one will.

Risk assessment says low likelihood and medium consequence due to speed .... :lol:


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:30 am

I have seen some classic mini style bucket seats that do not have a headrest at all ie no hole. is it a case of if the seat had a headrest it must still have one or is it compulsory that only seats with headrests are allowed?


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Post by turbster » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:33 am

Pretty sure it came in that the seat had to have a head restraint no matter what..


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:47 am

ah ok


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