We at The Motorsport Channel take safety very seriously. An eye is kept on sanctioning bodies and of course the FIA Homologation Lists regularly.
Over the last few months something very interesting has come to light.
An Australian race suit manufacturer appears to have not re-certified their product - but they continue to sell it!
A Homologation Number is issued to a manufacturer by the FIA for a defined period of time - like a license. A valid homologation number provides assurance to all drivers that the race suit they buy complies with all required safety regulations - and in turn allows them to comply with all race day regulations and most importantly driver insurance requirements.
The FIA publishes on their website Homologation Numbers , authorised manufacturers and the dates the Homologation Numbers expire.
The list in the image was updated on 6th February 2018 with the full list on FIA site available here.
Custom Speedway, 12 hour (GT) and Supercar suits have been manufactured and we allege, after conducting our own investigations, that some suits have been ordered, manufactured and delivered after the Homologation End Date but still bares the Now expires Homologation Number and official hologram.
When did you buy your race suit??? Was it manufactured after 31 October 2017??? Has it been authorised and approved by FIA??? Are you in turn complying with race day regulations??? Are you insured???
Did CAMS check this prior to the 12 hour event? Who is holding manufacturers accountable to ensure driver safety?
The Australian Sport Commission was also contacted during our investigations.