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CONTACT DETAILS

To maintain our incredibly competitive prices we do not have a retail shop, but you are welcome to visit any of the track day events we run to try on helmets.

Please do contact us to ensure we take the correct helmets with us on the day at Motorsport Events Ltd on 0844 873 6075 or email us at info@hedtec.co.uk. A full list of our events can be downloaded here www.motorsport-events.com

SIZING

Helmet Sizes & Fitting Information

To ensure you purchase the correct sized helmet, you need to measure the crown of your head. With a tape measure or piece of string, measure around your head, just above your ears in centimetres. Then refer to the information below to ensure you buy the correct helmet. Helmets should be a snug, secure fit and may be a little tighter than the worn one that you are used to. The fit of new helmets will relax a little over time.

head-size

The adults sizes for the Rapido, Rapido HANS, Xtreme II and Demon HANS correspond as below:

XS = 52-53cm
S = 54-55cm
M = 56-57cm
L = 58-59cm
XL = 60-61cm
XXL = 62-63cm

 

It is always best to measure your head accurately and not rely on a comparison to the size of your old helmet as different brands do vary. 95 times out of a 100 we ship the right size, but just in case you are unlucky and choose the wrong size, just ship it back to us and we will ship out a replacement free of charge.

The Junior sizes for our outstanding new Colt helmet are as below:

XS = 53-54cm
S = 55-56cm
M = 57-58cm
L = 59-60cm

Fitting your helmet (full information is provided with your helmet)

helmet

The best way is to hold the chin straps to the side and even slightly stretch the helmet as you pull it over your head. Pass the strap through the two D rings, then split the two D rings and pass the strap back through and pull it snug. This secures the helmet.

To remove the helmet pull the D ring tab outward (away from your face) and release the strap tension. Then unthread the strap through the D rings. Then simply pull the chin straps to the side and whilst pulling outwards lift the helmet from your head.

SHOE SIZING
UK 5 5.5 6.5 7 8 9 9.5 10.5 11
EURO 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

To choose the correct size, please measure around the largest part of your hand whilst making a fist over your knuckles, excluding the thumb.

hand

GLOVE SIZE CHART
Inches Glove Size
7 to 8 S
8 to 9 M
9 to 10 L
10 to 11 XL

IMPORTANT WARNING ABOUT PRODUCT LIMITATIONS

Unfortunately some accidents result in injuries that cannot be prevented by any helmet or safety clothing. Even a very low speed accident can result in an impact causing serious head injury or death. Fire retardant clothing can help reduce injuries, but not in all accidents. Please read the manual provided with your helmet to ensure proper use, fit and care of your helmet. Please note that Hedtec helmets are not motorcycle helmets and should never be used for public highway use, they are competition car or kart helmets.

MOTORSPORT EVENTS LTD & HEDTEC TERMS TERMS & CONDITIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR SALES OF PRODUCTS

MOTORSPORT EVENTS LTD & HEDTEC TERMS & CONDITIONS SPECIFICALLY FOR SALES OF PRODUCTS

1. Brochure Descriptions and Prices

All descriptions and illustrations in the brochure and/or website are intended to present merely a general idea of the product and should not form part of the contract. All information, prices and claims are correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of going to press and are valid until December 31st 2019. We reserve the right to amend information or prices relating to products in this brochure/website without notice. All prices include V.A.T. at the standard rate unless otherwise stated.

2. Pricing & Payment

The price of goods and carriage is clearly show on our website including VAT at 20%. Full payment is required at the time of order. We reserve the right to cancel any order where full payment has not been received or where payment has defaulted.

3. Delivery & Title

Ownership or title to the goods or product will not pass to the buyer until we have received full payment. We will deliver your goods as quoted at the time of order, but delivery times are approximate. There is no liability for delayed goods and the buyer accepts full responsibility for delayed deliveries.

4. Delivery Shortages

The buyer shall make the seller aware in writing (email is acceptable) of any shortage, delivery problem or any error within 7 days of the order being shipped. After 7 days Motorsport Events Ltd and Hedtec will not accept any liability for any order discrepancy. Buyers should retain any parcel packaging in the event of a claim.

5. Liability

We cannot and do not accept liability in respect of faulty, unsatisfactory or non-performance of any motorsport part, nor any other claim. If goods are defective, supplied in error, late or otherwise in breach of the implied terms of the buyer’s statutory rights, all losses which result are excluded and shall not be reclaimable from the supplier. We accept no liability for death or personal injury and the buyer should be aware that motorsport inherently is dangerous. Specifically for crash helmet sales it is unfortunate that some accidents result in head injuries that can not be prevented by any helmet and even a very low speed accident can result in a serious head injury or death, we can not be held liable for any costs for such an accident.

6. Trade Buyers

For trade buyers, Motorsport Events Ltd and Hedtec are excluded from any liability, howsoever arising, in respect of any express or implied condition, warranty or term, statement, representation whether statutory or otherwise, relating to the goods supplied. Trade buyers accept that they have their own insurances in place against losses which arise by virtue of any breach of this agreement and warrants that they have adequate insurances.

7. Use of Competition Equipment & Wear and Tear

Competition equipment is supplied for specialist use and can be subjected to heat, stress and forces in excess of those in non competition activity. Life expectancy and durability are greatly reduced for these products and purchasers should note that any claim for failure/wear, shall not be entertained by the Company. It is accepted by the buyer of these goods that the foregoing statement shall be a relevant and important issue in any dispute and it is important to note that Motorsport Events Ltd and Hedtec place importance upon this condition.

8. Availability Of Stock

If we are unable to fulfil the order of goods paid for by you due to insufficient stock, we will notify you and give you either the choice to wait until we can fulfil your order, change your order to a different item or we will offer a refund within 14 days.

9.Cancellations & Returns

A buyer shall have the right to cancel their order within 7 working days of delivery of the goods. Special order goods shall not be returnable under the terms of this clause. Notice of cancellation may be given by email (returns@motorsport-events.com) or post to the Company’s registered address. Goods must be returned at your cost, the goods must be unused and with all the original packaging. If the goods were faulty we will arrange collection of the goods by our carrier.

10. Refusal of Supply

Motorsport Events Limited reserves the right to supply any person or persons or Companies with any of our products.

11. Complaints

The easiest way of resolving complaints is to address them immediately. We always look to improve the service we offer. If you have any thoughts for improvements, please email trackdays@motorsport-events.com

Relevant Law

This Contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions which are governed by English law and both parties shall submit to the jurisdiction of English courts at all times.

Motorsport Events Limited
Registered Office: Gripwood Farm, Jones Hill, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. BA15 2EF
Registered Number: 3860831

Extract From 2020 Motorsport UK Blue Book

Crash Helmets
10.1. Crash helmets bearing an MSA/Motorsport UK approval
sticker must be worn at all times during training, practice and
competition. The user must ensure that the helmet is to a
standard currently specified (10.3.1), that it fits properly, is
secured properly and that it is in a serviceable condition. It is
strongly recom mended that a flame resistant balaclava, helmet
bib or face mask also be worn.
10.2. Total protection can never be given by any headgear,
and the best of crash helmets may not entirely prevent head
injury or death in a severe accident. Helmet users must
understand that helmets are deliberately constructed so that
the energy of a severe blow will be absorbed by the helmet
and thereby partially destroy it. The damage may not be readily
apparent; it is essential therefore that any helmet receiving a
blow in an accident is either replaced or returned to the
manufacturer for competent inspection – this of necessity must
be the responsibility of the helmet user, who will have been
aware of the circumstances under which the helmet was struck.
It is not possible nor indeed reasonable to expect the
scrutineer, in every case, to observe significant damage. Where
there is any doubt about the helmet’s fitness for its intended
purpose then the Chief Scrutineer is empowered to remove the
MSA/Motorsport UK Approval Sticker and impound the helmet
for the duration of the meeting. This should be a rare
occurrence since competitors must appreciate that, once a
helmet has served its purpose, it is not only sensible but
necessary to replace it. It is the competitor himself who must
ensure that the helmet which he uses is fully fit for its purpose;
it is clear that this is a small insurance to pay for one’s life. The
competitor also might consider that, should he survive an
accident, but receive head injuries having knowingly used a
previously damaged helmet, he could be placing an enormous
burden of care upon his family.
10.2.1. Impounding of helmets
Case 1 Pre-Event. If the helmet does not conform with the
required Standards or is in a poor or dangerous condition, the
Chief Scrutineer will impound the helmet for the duration of
the Meeting, removing the MSA/Motorsport UK sticker. At the
close of the Meeting the helmet will be returned, as received,
with the exception of the MSA/Motorsport UK sticker, to the
competitor concerned.
Case 2 Accident during the Event. If the competitor is injured
and the helmet is damaged, the Chief Scrutineer will impound
the helmet and remove the MSA/Motorsport UK sticker then
seek the advice of the Steward as to further action.
Case 3 Accident during Event and competitor evacuated to
hospital with head injuries. The Chief Scrutineer will make
sure that the helmet has been seen by the Chief Medical
Officer, he will then impound the helmet and remove the
MSA/Motorsport UK sticker. Unless the Chief Medical Officer
wishes to retain the helmet it must be despatched to the
Technical Department at Motorsport UK. Unless specifically
called for by the competitor it will be disposed of after six
weeks.
10.3. The competitor is reminded of the following essential
criteria when buying or using his helmet:
(a) Correct Standard.
(b) Correct Fit.
(c) Security.
(d) Condition.
10.3.1. Standards. Helmets bearing one of the under
mentioned ‘standards’ may be approved by Motorsport UK
subject to other criteria being met. See also
drawing 10.3.1.
(a) ALL MOTORSPORT UK NATIONAL EVENTS
FIA 8860-2004 (Not valid after 31.12.20)
FIA 8860-2010
FIA 8859-2015
SNELL SA2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SNELL SA2015 (Not valid after 31.12.26)
SNELL SAH2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SNELL SA2020
(b) In addition the following are acceptable for:
Motorsport UK National Kart Racing Events (with exception of
Kart Drivers under 15 years of age, Cadet and Bambino Drivers)
and Motorsport UK National Junior Drag Racing:
SNELL K2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SNELL K2015
SNELL – FIA CMR2007
SNELL – FIA CMS2007
SNELL – FIA CMR2016
SNELL – FIA CMS2016
(c) For all International Events please refer to the FIA
Regulations.
Kart Drivers under 15 years of age, Cadet and Bambino
Drivers. The weight of the helmet may be checked at
any time during an event and must not weigh more
than 1,550g:
SNELL – FIA CMR2007
SNELL – FIA CMS2007
SNELL – FIA CMR2016
SNELL – FIA CMS2016
Part of the approval procedure is to affix a Motorsport UK
sticker to the outside of the helmet in the approximate location
of the driver’s right ear.
Stickers may only be affixed by selected scrutineers, by
Motorsport UK at Motorsport UK House, or by selected
manufacturers, after the helmet has been checked for
conformity with the standard required and is considered to be
in a satisfactory condition.
MSA/Motorsport UK approval stickers, for which a fee of £2.50
is charged, are printed on foil, and once individually affixed,
cannot be reapplied. Note: Stickers supplied since 01/01/08 are
individually numbered.
Note that helmet standards are regularly reviewed and
updated, and superseded. Standards will periodically cease to
be acceptable; hence an element of ‘lifing’ will always remain.
Helmets approved for use in all disciplines require a blue
MSA/Motorsport UK sticker to be affixed. Helmets which are
accepted for use in kart racing only require a green or yellow
where applicable MSA/Motorsport UK sticker to be affixed.
These stickers are available from issuing scrutineers.
10.3.2. Fit and Security. To ensure satisfactory fit and
security of your helmet, proceed as follows:
(a) Obtain correct size by measuring the crown of your head.
(b) Check that there is no side-to-side movement; a helmet
should be as closely fitting as possible consistent with
comfort.
(c) Tighten straps securely – the chin strap must be under
tension at all times; ensure therefore that the strap
cannot slip. Chin cups are prohibited.
(d) With head forward attempt to pull up the back of the
helmet, to ensure the helmet cannot be removed in this
way.
(e) Ensure you can see clearly over each shoulder.
(f) Make sure nothing impedes your breathing in the helmet
and never cover your nose or mouth other than with a
flame resistant balaclava or face mask. Helmets with
life-support attachments must only be worn if they are
connected to a life-support system.
(g) Never wear a scarf, tie or other loose clothing which
could come loose and possibly cause an accident.
(h) Ensure that the visor can be opened with one gloved
hand.
(i) Satisfy yourself that the back of the helmet provides
protection for your neck.
(j) Do not buy from mail order unless you can satisfactorily
carry out the above checks; return a helmet unused if it
does not fit.
10.3.3. Condition and Care of Helmet
(a) The user himself must bear the prime responsibility for
ensuring that his helmet is fit for the purpose intended,
since significant damage to the helmet may have been
sustained without this being apparent to the scrutineer.
(b) Anything other than minor superficial damage is likely to
result in the scrutineer removing the MSA/Motorsport
UK sticker and impounding the helmet for the event.
(c) It is in everyone’s interest for the competitor to buy the
best helmet he can and to look after it (the best is not
necessarily the most expensive). A helmet bag should
always be used.
(d) There must be no alteration to the structure of a helmet.
Where a radio intercom is fitted this should only be
done in accordance with the helmet manufacturer’s
instructions. Fitment of cameras to helmets by whatever
means is not permitted unless an integral camera is
provided by the helmet manufacturer and that model of
helmet is approved under one of the accepted standards.
(e) Use only a weak solution of soft soap and water to clean
the interior and exterior of the helmet; do not get the
interior too wet.
(f) Some moulded plastic helmets although they meet
approved standards can be seriously damaged by
substances such as petrol, paint, adhesives, cleaning
agents and stickers (not the MSA/Motorsport UK stickers)
– such damage may not always be apparent; however,
crazing or obvious dulling of the surface finish could
indicate serious structural weakening of the helmet and
is likely to result in the scrutineer removing the
MSA/Motorsport UK sticker and impounding the helmet
for the event.
(g) The helmet should be stored, preferably in a helmet bag,
in a cool dry place away from
sunlight when not in use. Do not strap the helmet to the
roll cage or allow other unrestrained movement which
could cause the helmet to be damaged.
(h) A good helmet, properly cared for, is one very important
link in a long chain of safety measures. Do not allow it
to become the weak link. Do not rely on others. You are
responsible for your own safety. Do not, through your
own fault, become a grave burden to others.
10.4. FHR Device
It is permitted to incorporate the use of an FIA approved FHR
Device fitted in accordance with FIA regulations and the below.
For MSA/Motorsport UK National Events in addition to helmets
listed by the FIA as recognised for use with FHR, helmets to
Snell SA2015, Snell SA2020 and Snell SAH2010 are accepted
subject to the anchorage points being marked as homologated
to FIA 8858-2010.
10.4.1. Part of the approval procedure is to affix an
MSA/Motorsport UK sticker to the yoke of the FHR device.
Stickers may only be affixed by selected scrutineers, by
Motorsport UK at Motorsport UK House, or by selected
manufacturers, after the FHR device has been checked for
conformity with the standard required and is considered to be
in a satisfactory condition.
MSA/Motorsport UK approval stickers, for which a fee of £2.50
is charged, are printed on foil, and once individually affixed,
cannot be reapplied. Note: Stickers are individually numbered.
Where there is any doubt about the device’s fitness for its
intended purpose then the Chief Scrutineer is empowered to
remove the MSA/Motorsport UK Approval Sticker and impound
the FHR Device for the duration of the meeting.
The FHR Device may also be impounded by the Chief
Scrutineer in the same cases as the helmet per 10.2.1.
Goggles and Visors
11.1. Either goggles or a visor must be worn at all times
during training, practice and competing, unless in a closed
vehicle.
11.2. Recommended visor and goggles standard (minimum)
BS4110, BS4110:1999, BS EN 1938, European Standard
89/686/EEC.
11.3. Goggles or visors must be clear or neutral density filters.

 

Crash Helmet Returns

The most important thing to us is that you are happy with your helmet. Our aim is to provide you with not only a brilliant product at a fantastic price, but also the best service possible.

If you follow the instructions provided in the ‘Sizes & Fitting’ section of our website it is 95% likely that you will choose the correct size. However, in the event that you are unlucky and it doesn’t fit, all we ask is that you return it to us within 14 days unused, with all it’s labels in place and with the original packaging (again in new condition) and then we will ship out a replacement size for free (or offer a refund).

Please see our full terms and conditions.