In the UK wrist restraints are only mandatory in some series (Caterham 7s)
and for open cars drag racing including run what ya brung (rope is usually
used for the latter).
I didn't like the look of the hoop though it does appear intact after the
accident. It did seem the drivers head with helmet was higher than the
hoop. In the UK no hoop or bar required for track days as far as I know and
exemptions in racing if your car is old enough (Frogeyes are old enough
though a lot of series have a reg that overrides the national reg to make them
I fasten my passenger harness so it looks tidy - now there's a better
reason - thanks for that.
Yep I didn't like the look of the harness bar on the hoop - forget to check
to see how well it survived.
Corner worker (Marshall) is much less capable than race day stuff and I'll
bet a track day doesn't require a doctor to be on duty either. I guess
that fact alone makes a trck day more dangerous than a race day.
In a message dated 23/01/2012 23:52:33 GMT Standard Time,
The racers here are more qualified to point out some of the scary stuff
1. Driver has no arm restraints
2. Single hoop paper clip roll bar totally inadequate protection
3. Passenger seat belts not fastened allowing the buckles to turn into
4. Flimsy shoulder harness mount bar to roll bar
5. Helmet probably too large
6. No HANS device
6. Corner worker removes helmet before EMTs ensure he's stabilized w/o
This driver is one lucky guy and the vid points out that track days are
bit as dangerous as "real" racing and require appropriate safety measures.
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