|With immediate effect, helmets conforming to the Snell-FIA CMR2007 standard will be acceptable in national karting events, alongside the existing acceptable standards contained within MSA Regulations.
Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive, said:
“This new standard has been developed specifically for young competitors; the helmets complying with this standard are physically smaller and lighter in weight, but retain appropriate impact performance. It is entirely appropriate that we follow the FIA-CIK lead on this issue and allow these helmets to be used in national karting in this country. Helmets conforming to the existing regulations will continue to be acceptable, however, and we have no plans to change this.
“Many competitors may be considering purchasing new helmets at the forthcoming Autosport International show. Such a purchase is one of the most important purchases a competitor makes. Advice concerning helmet, fit, security and care is contained within MSA Regulations. Competitors are welcome to visit the MSA on stand 9665 where our technical staff will be pleased to assist them.”
Release MSA08-002: 3 January 2008
No regulatory value: for information purposes only