All forms of motorsport require a helmet to be worn. These helmets need to conform to the safety standards of the FIA.
Depending on the event and level of competition you compete at, you may need a different helmet standard or homologation.
Most national-level motorsport events on-track and in rallying will require a helmet homologated to the FIA-8859 standard.
Drivers competing at international standard events are required to use the higher FIA-8860 standard homologation. 8860 has higher tolerances than 8859.
For formula one use, the FIA-8860-18ABP (Advanced Ballistic Protection) is available. This standard replaces the requirement for a Zylon strip that has previously bridged the gap between the top of the helmet visor and the helmet.
Please check your race regulations or with MSUK or your governing body to find out what standard your helmet needs to be.
What is the best motorsport helmet?
Stilo helmets are renowned around the globe for being one of the leading manufacturers for motorsport helmets. Stilo helmets have won the World Rally Championship 18 times - a remarkable and unrivalled statistic.
Can Stilo helmets be used for any motorsport?
Stilo helmets cover all kinds of four wheeled motorsport, including circuit racing, rallying, hillclimb, karting, rallycross, ice racing, sprint racing and cross country/baja.
What is the safest helmet you can use in motorsport?
The safest helmet for motorsport is the lightest and the highest safety standard you can buy. The FIA 8860-2018 standard is the safest which is required in F1. This standard of helmet is 100% carbon, although the Stilo Zero range uses the lightest carbon and combined with their weaving technology produces the lightest helmet for motorsport.