Recaro PP No Longer Legal for Racing

Recaro just announce that its Pole Position seat is no longer FIA Homologated. This appears to be for all Pole Position seats manufactured by Recaro and not just current models.

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Here is the letter from the FIA(the second page was the signature). But it looks like during testing for the 8855-1999 standard they ran into some issue and now it appears that all Pole Position models are no longer FIA Homologated. You can still run them in some series you just need to check your rules. And ask yourself if maybe a stronger, newer seat is in order.

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