Recaro has been a technological leader in motorsports for more than 40 years. Now as ever, professional racing shells, characterised by technical quality, no-compromise safety and ergonomics, form the basis of Recaro’s success in motorsports.
Ultra-light components, powerful engines, sporty chassis with rock-hard suspension and tyres with extreme grip: everything on a racing car is designed to reach the very limits of physics when driving. In the cockpit, the consequences can be felt quite clearly: huge transversal acceleration, vibrations, hard impacts – and all this over the full racing distance, for several hours. A driver can only withstand these extremes with a good racing shell. For years, the pilots of many racing series have put their trust in Recaro racing shells.
Recaro’s excellent reputation on the motor sport scene is the result of decades of consistent development. Recaro has been the innovative leader in technology, safety and ergonomics. For example, Recaro set the standards for stability and safety in racing car seats back in 1976, with the first full bucket seat. In 1996, the “Pro Racer” was the world’s first racing shell with side head protectors, which revolutionised safety in motor sport.. In the year 2002, Recaro racing seats were adapted in such a way as to allow the full use, with complete functionality, of the HANS (Head and Neck Support System) system, which provides additional protection for the neck vertebrae in the event of a crash.
In 2010 Recaro presents the new racing seat Recaro Pro Racer Ultima. This seat offers the perfect solution to ambitious drivers, in compliance with the new FIA standard 8862-2009 (Advanced Racing Seat). Seats according the new FIA standard are compulsory in the WRC. In testing the Pro Racer Ultima sustains immense loads of more than 30 kilonewton (approx. three tons). For varying requirements Recaro offers two different seats: The Recaro Pro Racer Ultima 1.0 with a net weight of approx. 9.7 kgs is for professional use. For semi-professionals Recaro recommends the Recaro Pro Racer Ultima.
The ergonomics of the racing seats from the German premium- quality manufacturer are also unique. Replacable pads guarantee individual, optimum adjustment and perfect comfort to the driver. Besides safety, ergonomics are one of the key quality features of a racing shell, enabling the hard-working spinal column to carry on its work even after the umpteenth mile of the race.