Crash helmet query

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ade
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I am going to be attending my first track day in a convertible, no not the elise but the MX5,
I have used for years a full face crash helmet with a rally peak rather than a visor, is that acceptable or do I need to get the visor kit? I'd like to be running my HANS but there is no cheap way to put harnesses in the MX 5 sadly
This is for the Exiges day with LoT in May
wesj111
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I think the regs require a full visor on it Ade. You'll need one anyway to keep the dust and rubbish out of your face when following the ferrets around, they use a lot of track...and some more :lolno:
Lavazza
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Yep, need a visor for open top.
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Fonzey
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I'll counter that by saying I have a couple of friends who regularly drive roofless cars with a "rally style" sun visor helmet, though not with LoT.

It differs TDO to TDO, so best way to be sure before coughing up on a new lid is to ring LoT and ask :thumbup:
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MrP80
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If you can get a visor kit just do that. Last trackday I did (pre lockdown :( ) an MX5 driver had to borrow a helmet as they wouldn't let him out with the peak, this was Oulton with MSVT.

But as said it does vary from TDO to TDO
winthattt
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Personally, I would want visit in an open car to avoid getting hit in the face/eye, especially if there are Ferrets about! I think some TDOs regard a screen as ok with an open face helmet.
winthattt
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winthattt wrote: Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:07 pm Personally, I would want visor in an open car to avoid getting hit in the face/eye, especially if there are Ferrets about! I think some TDOs regard a screen as ok with an open face helmet.
ade
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Right, going to try and buy the parts from headtec
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