Technological evolution has transformed the world of technical clothing in a few decades, so much so that in dealing with the basic requirements in terms of safety, the research and development carried out by companies has proposed increasingly aerodynamic models for each sport.
Until a few years ago it was in fact common on circuits all over the world and even within the titled Championships to see drivers on the track wearing “motorbike” helmets, considered by many to be suitable for karting use, especially as there was no products dedicated to karting by the companies in the sector. For several years now, also due to increasingly restrictive regulations, manufacturers have been catering to an increasingly significant number of users; as a result, specific helmets for karting have progressively begun to appear in this niche market. Manufacturers started from models clearly inspired by car racing, so much so that the same caps were used initially, and then slowly adapted to the characteristics of our sport (wider field of vision, elimination of aerodynamic appendages, weight).
When you wear a helmet designed for car racing you are guaranteed a top product in both technology and research: between a helmet for a professional Formula driver and one made specific for karting the differences are few...
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