When it comes to choosing the right race suit, there are a few key factors to consider. Firstly, the suit must meet the necessary certifications for the type of competition you are participating in. Secondly, it should be lightweight and offer a good fit, as well as a high level of protection. Lastly, the materials and construction of the racing suit should be taken into account. A multilayer racing suit is essential for any type of competition, as it provides an extra layer of protection (see the SFI graphic).
Lighter suits are easier to move in, more comfortable and help to conserve energy during the race. Elastic panels are also important for getting in and out of a racing car, having full range of motion and sitting for long periods of time in racing seats. The right race suit and safety accessories will not only protect you, but also give you the confidence to perform at your best. When it comes to materials, trench coat, proban and cordura are all popular choices. However, it is important to make sure that the intended use and safety index of the racing suit match the regulations of the sanctioning body.