Simpson Youth Hybrid Sport FHR device with black retention straps. This model has evolved yet further, with Simpson creating a range of devices suitable for the smaller youngsters coming into various forms of motorsport around the world. Safety comes first when it comes to our childern and these devices not only offer one of the only forms of protection for such small racers, but also some peace of mind for the parents. They share all the features of the adult models, except that the sliding tehters are of fixed length and not adjustable.
With the removal of the high back plate that is an integral part of the original HANS/FHR design, the Simpson Hybrid devices can make getting in and out of a car a lot easier. The dual sliding tether system enhances side to side head movement and vision, offering improved safety. Although standard versions come through with tethers to suit normal type HANS/FHR posts, you can order these devices with the M61 quick release type tethers, but only when buying the device, they cannot be retro fitted at a later date like the adult models, so if you want the ultimate setup you must choose it now when buying a device, not later. These devices can be used with 2" or 3" harnesses and don't require a special seat for them to work.
Simpson Youth Hybrid head and neck restraints are designed to protect the wearer in the event of front, offset and side impacts accident and they offer the lowest profile of any comparable device, providing the maximum comfort and manoeuvrability. The Standard Hybrid models are approved for helmets which are FIA 8858-2002 to FIA 8858-2010 standards or higher, the M61 quick release version can only be used/fitted to helmets with an FIA8858-2010 homologation or higher.