> It is 99% likely that Rally/Solo will follow the same
> response, decisions
> are being made this week. In the event that Rally/Solo does
> follow the same
> program, and your car is equipped with any of these labeled MOMO
> you will not be permitted to use them. If you have a stock seat belt or
> other harness, you may use that, but these MOMO harnesses may not be used.
> If you have no other legal restraints installed in your car, you
> will not be
> permitted to compete.
> Are you serious? How can they do that?
> Harnesses are not regulated at all in Solo2. In fact, the only
> concerning seat belts (Section 3.3.1) at all just say that "Seat lap belts
> are required in all cars............Installation of shoulder belts or
> harnesses is strongly recommended in cars with fixed tops or roll bars."
> Then there's section 4.3.2 which states "Driver's restraints
> complying with
> 3.3.A (huh, there is no 3.3.A) shall be worn while on course."
> That's all the 2001 rules say about harnesses. So how in the world could
> the SEB "ban" the MOMO or any one particular brand of harness?
The "ban" is based on a factory announcment of unsafe harnesses. If the
only restraint in a car is a recalled harness, and the SCCA has already
mandated that they not be permitted at "any SCCA-sanctioned event", the
recourse is pretty clear. It's simple, do not allow a possitively identified
safety risk at an event. MOMO issued the recall and stressed the unsafe
nature of the faulty belts. That's pretty clear. It would be prudent to
enforce it, it would be foolhardy to ignore it.