Following a decision taken by Motor Sports Council yesterday (2nd June), the MSA has announced that as of 1 January 2016 an FIA-approved FHR will be mandatory for all Stage Rally competitors, except for those in Historic Category One vehicles, for whom it will be a recommendation in 2016 and mandatory from 2017.
It was also decided that from 1 January 2016 an FIA-approved FHR will be mandatory for all Hill Climb and Sprint competitors, except for those in Period Defined Vehicles, Road-going Series Production Cars and Road-going Specialist Production Cars. Nonetheless, it will be recommended for those excepted competitors.
The relevant new regulations – along with all others approved by Motor Sports Council yesterday – will be published in due course.
As for the photo, there is a strong recommendation that FHR’s be used with approved crash helmets for most effective protection – NOT woolly hats!