Sorry, i digress, i haven't done last night yet, don't worry, it won't last long!
When we get scrutineered, Jake come back and said his helmet had failed, its a monster decor helmet, made by Oneil, who is one of the famous moto cross suppliers, and is made of Polycarbonate, its not cheap, its a £150 helmet, and there are £60 helmets out there you can use, but even though hes had this since last xmas, and has used it all year, hes now told he cant race, what a joke. Now i have raced bikes for 10 years, and raced cars for 8 now, so i feel i am well qualified to tell the difference between the two, and on a bike your head is going to bounce down the road, and you need the best helmet you can buy, ive been KO with a ground impact, scrapping my helmet after crushing the polystyrene, but after a night in hospital, the was no damage to my head. And in a car, you don't need a n expansive helmet, you have pegs on the side of it attached to your head restraint, that protects your neck in a forward impact, and side head restraints on the side of your seat. So your helmet isn't even going to hit the roll cage that completely covers you, let alone bounce off the ground, so the scutenner was wrong. Many many helmets in motor cycling, sport and road are made of Polycarbonate, and they are perfectly safe.
I was furious, last thing we needed, after going round the pits to ask those we know if they had a spare helmet that would fit Jake, Mark Gray came to our rescue. Jake had been and bought a £250 Bell helmet off Tom, But then the scutennerrs wouldnt give us his helmet back do we could take the Hans posts off to fit to the new helmet. After much persuasion, they eventually did, but only after covering the helmet with do not use stickers. They were going to cut the straps off, but i said i wanted to know who was going to give me £150, so they didn't cut them, and gave it back. By this time we didn't have time or enthusiasm to fit hans to the new one, so he used Marks.
Sorry Nigel but the scruteneers acted correctly. Helmets rules are quite clear in both the BSCDA and ORCi rule books.