full or open face helmet?
Hi folks - a newb here, done a few road courses with AMG and loved it, and am considering a variety of future types of racing (closed/open wheel, etc.). I'm thinking I should get a full face helmet, looks like Snell 2010+, rather than open face? Do any tracks routinely require closed face helmets for events other than open wheel races?
Thanks much - Jon
Got to be Snell 2010 or 2015. No requirement for open vs full face. But full face is much safer. I wouldn't even consider a open face helmet for an open cockpit car. Even with a tin top, flipping down your face shield can provide valuable extra protection from a fire. Plus given we have to run windows down, sometimes you get a distracting sideways airflow/buffeting that flipping your visor closed can fix.
If you buy a 2015, that helmet will be with you for a while. Getting a full face helmet will help prevent you from "outgrowing" it if you move to a more serious car.