First time posting here, I know many of you from the track and BMW events. First off, I should say that I don’t own a SE30, I just work on them.
I searched the forum without finding an answer, so I would like to get some thoughts from you guys, unofficial I know, but you guys will probably be able to clear this up without a rules clariication.
It makes sense to me that one would want their seat connected to the same structure that their harness is mounted to. God forbid anyone gets into an accident where the seat tries to seperate itself from the car, I would want the seat to be connected to the cage, NOT the body (floor). If the seat does not stay in position relative to the harness, your safety could be compromised. I have seen Bimmerworld cages designed for GTS NASA, where they have mounted a small frame structure tied into the cage. Now the grey area of the rules comes into play because the small seat mounting structure must weld to the transmission tunnel on you right, this could be thought of as a cage “point” I wouldn’t agree, but someone might stretch the language to think so. I think about this in the same way I think about foot protection (6+2 cage design) you still have your six main cage tie-ins, but you are allowed to add protection for your feet in the name of safety.
Anyone care to comment? Am I completely off base? Been covered before? (appologies in advance)
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