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Long Sleeves

Discussion in '2010 general' started by chrisburton84, May 21, 2010.

  1. chrisburton84

    chrisburton84 Active Member

    With the weather being really rather hot today I had a thought of having been a trackdays with the rules being arms and legs coverd. Is there any reason for it? Surely jeans and a jumper would offer no more protection in a serious accident than shorts and a T shirt.

    Just something I picked up on whilst driving around today and if anybody knew the thought process behind covering up

    Cheers
    Chris
     
  2. Steve Hill

    Steve Hill MGoT Founder Member

    Most of the circuit contracts specify that arms and legs must be covered and out PLI Insurance contract certainly does.

    It is seen to be a minimum level of protection in the event of an incident.

    HTH

    Steve Hill
    Secretary MGoT
     
  3. Tim Guy

    Tim Guy Senior Member

    As Steve says its something that the circuits and our insurers specify to us.

    I believe it is rooted in the perceived need for some protection in the event of fire rather than for mechanical abrasion. Yes, it's not too well thought through - but let's not ask too many questions of the circuits in this area or we will all end up splashing out on nomex :confused:.
     
  4. Trophy-Steve

    Trophy-Steve Senior Member

    I think it is also that, when we have warm weather we also get insects etc, Can you imagine being stung by a wasp at ??? mph :eek:

    By covering your arms and legs, you somewhat reduce the chances of being stung or something else.

    I think that is also the reason you should only have your windows open, slightly for ventilation in a closed top car, as flying object could get in and not out and may not take to kindly to being driven at ??? mph :mad:

    Obvosly with an open top, this would not be the case.
     

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