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FIA 8853-2016 - Harness Standard
8853-2016 – Sporting Background and Timing
8853-2016 was published in December 2016
FIA 8853/98 products may be produced until December 31, 2017 so when buying a new harness ensure tested to FIA 8852-2016 if manufactured in 2018.
- 8854/98 (4pt FIA harnesses) will remain in place for historical cars
- 5pt harness systems will not be accepted or qualify for homologation under 8853-2016
- V-Strap harness systems (sub-strap with single merge/point connection to buckle) will not be accepted or qualify for homologation under 8853-2016
- Harnesses with an additional “Z-Strap” or Negative “g” strap may be homologated under 8853-2016
A little back ground
8853-2016 is intended to be introduced as follows:
8853-2016 - Technical Background
Accident analysis of the many championships fitted with Accident Data Recorders (ADR) has shown that very high G (>70g) crashes are now survivable with good vehicle crashworthiness and cockpit environments together with best practice safety equipment. On this basis, the performance levels for FIA approved safety equipment have been newly defined to manage the forces and energies generated during 70g accidents.
As test dummies are somewhat more aggressive than real (human) occupants are, the new FIA harness test prescribes a 60+g pulse to ensure the harness can manage the loads exerted during real accidents up to at least 70g. Based on development testing with a 50th percentile Hybrid III dummy, the following loads (RHS column) have been evaluated as appropriate. (Note: Development Testing has been done with Hybrid III 50% - the homologation testing will be conducted with an ECE R-16 50th percentile dummy as no internal instrumentation is required)
The table below summarizes the mechanical properties and design differences between the previous FIA Standard 8853/98 and the newly developed standard 8853-2016
Reference Values: 1kN = 102kg = 225pounds
The most significant change for the new FIA 8853-2016 standard is increasing the severity of the dynamic requirements of the sled/crash testing.
The impact speed will be increased from 50+/- 1km/h to 67 +/- 1km/h
The peak change in velocity will be increased from 32g to 60+g
The seating position will be reclined as shown below and the seat will be yawed at an angle of 30° relative to the longitudinal axis of the trolly/sled, in order to simulate an angled Impact.
Additional Changes and Enhancements:
8854/98 (4pt FIA harnesses) will remain in place for historical cars
5pt harness systems will not be accepted or qualify for homologation under 8853-2016
V-Strap harness systems (sub-strap with single merge/point connection to buckle) will not be accepted or qualify for homologation under 8853-2016
Harnesses with an additional “Z-Strap” or Negative “g” strap may be homologated under 8853-2016
MG Cup - 2018 MGCC Provisional Race Meeting Dates all of which are double header events.
Silverstone National – Saturday 7th April
Brands Hatch Indy – Saturday 28th April & Sunday 29th April
MGLive! – Silverstone Historic GP Circuit – Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June
Donington Park – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July
Oulton Park – Saturday 1st September
Snetterton 200 – Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September (Incorporating the BMH 4 Hour Relay Race)
MGCC 4 Hour Relay 30th Sept
750MC - Birkett 6 hour TBC
The team had a busy saturday running in 2 qualifying sessions and 3 races... #hardrewardingwork
Race 1 - Starting P5 and finishing the race P2 great fun fighting with the Ex Dunlop Tomcat race cars. I was awarded driver of the day for this none stop battle between me and the 4 other cars.
Race 2 - Starting P6 and finishing the race P3 again a none stop battle with the Tomcats and after a do or die move on the last lap I took 3rd.
This leaves me 3rd in the championship with 2 rounds left...... I can wait.
Race 1 Qualifying P6 I battle the entire race with fellow ZS racers to bring the car home in P4 great clean racing on slicks. This will be my last guest race with the championship and having competed in 4 races from 8th I leave the championship in P5.
The Championship has 2 more races and looks like we still be in the top 7 even after missing 5 races in the championship.
Great weekends racing in the MGCC at Cadwell
MGCUP Finished P2 and P4 in championship double header moving me to 4th in the championship
Great racing in very changable conditions rain then dry then rain.
Finished P3 in race having great sport as a guest of the Championship, leaving me 4th in class overall
Vulcan Racing have confirmed entry for a 5 MGZS team to this years event
Click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhNbU9BHRM" target="_blank">here for the 2017 Promo video from Vulcan Racing or see video section of the website.....
Not long now till the start of the season at Donington on the 9th April 2017
Promotional pre season pricing for this new product.
New Product from TRS - MSA compliant to Blue Book rule Q19.1.3. I will be selling these at £13 each as ever trying to keep costs down for fellow racers.
• Overal length 33cm
• Loop diameter 13cm
• 7 x 19 stainless steel wire
• Copper ferrules to prevent corrosion
• Bright colour plastic loop with pull tab
MA615-000* wire tow loops are available from stock in Red.
The team will be attending the MGCC MG Cup Sponsored by Peter Best Insurance on the 19th of Feb for a pre season shake down.
Peter will be driving the MGZS and Dan will be driving the Honda Civic Type R
Photos to follow we are in garage 13 so feel free to pop along at the event.