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Helmet Hire

Discussion in 'Silverstone - 22nd March' started by x10rich, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. x10rich

    x10rich Junior Member

    Hi,

    I have booked on the mixed marque session, but I did not see the option for helmet hire. Is this avalible, or can we hire on the day?

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  2. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Hi Richard,

    We only have a small number of helmets and they are on the MG session. We will have to check the situation with Silverstone and let you know.

    Martin.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 31, 2010
  3. mbmg

    mbmg Junior Member

    Yes, I was thinking of attending too, but if I can't hire a helmet on the day, what other option is there without forking out for one of my own (not worth it for occasional use)?

    Thanks

    Martin
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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  4. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    Martin

    We have a number of helmets for hire, they are presently all allocated to the MG sessions. So if you would like to join and drive the Silverstone GP circuit all you need to do is make sure that you book into the MG session, not the Mixed Marque session and add helmet hire to your booking. A helmet is then reserved for you.

    We will attempt to get some helmets for hire from Silverstone and make them available also.

    Hope that this helps you to join us. :)
     
  5. x10rich

    x10rich Junior Member

    If there is no chance of being able to hire one at silverstone, then Ill just have to buy a couple (there are two of us doing this)

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a good (cheap) helmet that will allow us to race? Im getting confused about whats needed and whats not.

    Would this be good enough?

    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/products/ProductDetail.asp?cls=MSPORT&pcode=SPA358L

    I see that its BS6658-85 A approved but not for competition events

    Thanks

    Richard
     
  6. x10rich

    x10rich Junior Member

  7. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    There is considerable confusion and inconsistency at the moment regarding helmet requirements. Some circuits stipulate that they must comply with the MSA Blue Book and some don't. The MSA Blue Book for 2010 has changed the spec to rule out non-fire retardant helmets.

    So if you are going to buy a helmet you would be wise to make sure that it is fire retardant and that it complies with MSA Blue Book 2010.
     
  8. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Hi Richard,

    Yes this helmet is approved by MSA blue book rules for 2010.

    Good value when put up against BS6658 Type A/FR.

    At the moment the type BS6658 - 85 A is OK for track day use, but as Steve has said if I were buying a helmet I would buy one that meets current MSA standards. That should ensure you are covered, but of course the MSA can change their standards in the future.

    As has happened now, most of us have helmets to BS6658 - 85 A which we've had for a few years.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 1, 2010
  9. x10rich

    x10rich Junior Member

    Thanks for your replies, its most helpful for a first-timer!

    Hopefully, once I have been and done it, ill know whats going on!
     
  10. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    We now have more helmets available.
     
  11. x10rich

    x10rich Junior Member

    Hi, how do I go about adding these to my booking?

    Thanks
    Richard
     
  12. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Hi Richard,

    Joe Phillips the manager for the day will be sending you an e-mail.

    He will be e-mailing all those who booked before we had secured the extra helmets.

    Martin.
     
  13. JP12

    JP12 Active Member

    All sorted via email.
     
  14. Martin C

    Martin C Guest

    Well done Joe, you are becoming an MGoT Legend :D
     

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