Car and Kart Race Suits
Purchasing a car and kart racing suit isn’t just about looking the part. While it’s a great feeling to step onto the track in your team, manufacturer’s or sponsor’s suit, you want the feeling of comfort and safety to stay with you lap after lap.
Whether you’re an amateur or professional, you’ll want to choose a suit that uses the latest technical fabrics to provide a lightweight yet protective barrier that doesn’t compromise on safety, comfort or style.
Layers of protection
The majority of motorcar racing suits on the market are fire retardant and should you be exposed to fire at any stage, your suit will greatly help reduce the risk of burns and serious injury. It can also buy you the valuable time needed to escape from the vehicle. Fire retardant suits are made of various layers, and the more layers your suit has the more protection it provides.
Karting suits are not usually required to be fire retardant, however, some race events may have this as a stipulation, so it’s worth double checking the entry requirements before you purchase your suit. Kart racing suits can come as a one or two piece, depending on your personal preference.
No matter if you’re looking for a car or kart racing suit, you’ll want it to be relatively close-fitting, but not so tight as to restrict movement or feel uncomfortable. Look for suits with wider sleeves to allow for optimum movement and inner layers that wick moisture away from the body in order to keep you cool.
Adults and children can choose from trusted brands including OMP, Alpinestars, Sparco, Sabelt and Wulfsport. Sizes tend to vary from brand to brand so it’s worth checking the measurements carefully. Where possible, it’s recommended you allow a little extra length in the elbow and crotch areas to allow for maximum comfort.