BrawnGP teams up with RuRoC for crew helmets

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Brawn GP is pleased to confirm a new team supplier agreement with British company RG Sports which will see the team using RuRoC pit crew helmets for the second half of the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship.

Designed to reflect Brawn GP’s distinctive white, black and yellow livery, the RuRoC helmets provide protection for the team’s pit crew against the risk of fire in the pit lane and enhance performance through their 180-degree visibility and lightweight components. The seamlessly integrating helmet system keeps the head at a comfortable temperature and features a quick release mask and zero mist goggles with UV400 protection.

In addition to supplying the team, RuRoC are also providing fans of Brawn GP with the opportunity to have their very own piece of Brawn GP’s debut season. The official Brawn GP Replica Pit Crew Helmet is now available from the RG Sports website and comes fully certified for snow sports usage to EN1077 and ASTN F2040 standards.

Ross Brawn, Team Principal at Brawn GP said: “We are delighted to have begun our new association with RG Sports and RuRoC for the second half of the 2009 Formula One season. Safety is of paramount importance in Formula One, not just for the cars and drivers, but also for our mechanics who are working at the heart of the action in the pit lane. The helmets provided by RuRoC not only provide class-leading safety performance but the clever design features ensure maximum levels of comfort in what can be an extremely demanding working environment.”

Kieran Lewis from RG Sports commented: “We are very proud to be supporting and supplying the Brawn GP team with our specially designed RuRoC helmets for the remainder of the season. As a British company, it is fantastic to be involved in the success of a British product with the RuRoC helmets rapidly being acknowledged as an essential component of safety in the pit lane and providing enhanced performance for the team’s pit crew. This year, RuRoC have pushed the safety boundaries still further with our new design and we look forward to an exciting and safe season with Brawn GP.”

Note: An F1 crew helmet looks like this:

Source: Brawn GP