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Sparco is an industry leader in auto racing safety equipment, and Sparco auto racing suits provide cutting edge technology combined with trend setting design that sets the standard of how all other driving suits are measured. Sparco has an outstanding variety of race suits to fit every racing genre and budget.

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  • The Sparco Jade 2 auto racing suit is a version of the original Sparco Jade racing suit, which was been improved in 2014 with lighter fabric. The Sparco Jade 2 is racing suit is perfect for budget minded racers.
  • The Sparco Conquest-R506 auto racing suit is a 2 layer suit with its classic “T” shoulder/puller in red or in white colour. This suit has two pockets while the sleeves are preformed with classic “square” quilting.
  • The Sparco Sprint RS-2.1 auto racing suit has two layers made of new generation fabric and offers excellent value for its cost. Suit includes elastic armpits and back panel for increased driver comfort. Jean type pockets, preformed sleeves and light fabric which has the same materials as used for all the top/medium range suits.
  • Made with a new compound and new-generation raw materials giving the Sparco Grip RS-4 auto racing suit an excellent value for it’s cost. This suit, conceived for maximum driver mobility and comfort during driving, is made with the traditional double-fronted jersey mesh front, uncovered, for reducing thickness and weight; a large back panel, made of the same material, gives the the garment an unequaled degree of driving-seat comfort; preformed sleeves and NASCAR style pant legs. Stitched quilting with ultra-thin yarn, integrated extraction epaulettes made in the classic Sparco shoulder design, concealed pockets, preformed neck and belt.
  • The Sparco Superspeed RS-9 auto racing suit is made of a medium-light slim compound, but notably with a new outer fabric partly made of high-range natural fibres such as silk. The fabric is also used in a mesh version for better breathability. The suit has elastic panels made of Eagle fabric (complete armholes, sides, kneecap leg panels and back) and preformed sleeves. The suit is equipped with contrasting panels in flat ultralight cloth. Stitched quilting with thin yarn evokes the classic Sparco style, The suit includes integrated extraction epaulettes attached to the armholes, concealed pockets, preformed neck, and belt with the characteristic Sparco logo.
  • The three-layer Sparco Energy RS-5 auto racing suit is made from fabrics which offer an excellent compromise between weight and breathability. Elasticised armpits and back panel for increased driver comfort. Zip pull at neck and waist. Jean type pockets, preformed sleeves and lightened fabric with the same materials as used for all the top/medium range suits.
  • The Sparco Victory RS-7 auto racing suit was designed with the aim of ensuring maximum driver comfort while driving, with elasticised panels made of double-fronted soft mesh (armholes and back) and preformed sleeves. The suit is equipped with contrasting panels in flat ultralight cloth and new Sparco personalised linings, with some details in partial view, producing the characteristic Sparco style. Stitched quilting with ultra-thin yarn evokes the classic Sparco style, the suit has integrated extraction epaulettes made in the typical Sparco shoulder design, concealed pockets, preformed neck and belt with the characteristic Sparco logo.
  • The single layer Sparco Eagle RS-8.2 auto racing suit is made from a breathable, ultra-thin, multi-layer fabric (0.6 mm). It is made by pairing Hocotex fabric with other support fabrics including Eagle fabric for the panels at the back, sides and armpits. The Eagle fabirc is a tried and tested material with better breathing and resistance properties then traditional jersey. Ultra-thin stitched quilting is used in classic style reinforced with anti-abrasion material on the legs and arms. The suit includes integrated extraction apaulettes. The shoulders, which are compatible with the use of Hans devices, were designed to reduce pressure during races.
  • The Sparco Prime SP-16 auto racing suit was designed to provide drivers light weight material, comfort and breathability. Even the smallest details in terms of materials, construction and accessories were taken to the limits to ensure weight optimization down to the very last gram.
  • There are basically two types of auto racing suits: Single Layer Suits and Multi-Layer Suits. In addition, you have one or two piece auto racing suits. We recommend that drivers wear one-piece suits, and crewmen can choose from from either type depending upon their responsibities.

    While racing suits are most commonly identified by their SFI or FIA ratings, the TPP rating is the best measure of a particular racing suits protection level.  TPP ratings are an indication of how long a suit will protect you before you would incur a second degree burn. The TPP rating is divided in half to determine the number of seconds until the human tissue reaches a second-degree burn. For example, if a particular fabric has a TPP rating of 35, it takes 17.5 seconds until a second-degree burn occurs in a flashover situation.

    The TPP rating is calculated from a mathematical formula that relates the heat transferred through the garment material to the amount of energy that would be required to cause a second degree burn. TPP results are typically reported as a rating. The TPP rating is the time to incur a second degree burn multiplied by the heat exposure level that the material is exposed. The higher the garment TPP rating, the more time that is required before a second degree burn will occur. The chart below outlines the SFI ratings based on TPP results (shown to the right of the slash mark on the driver suit patch) with the corresponding times to a second degree burn:

    SFI Rating

    SFI Name

    TPP Rating

    Time to 2nd Degree Burn

    Comments

    SFI 3.2A/1

    SFI-1

    TPP 6

    3 Seconds

    Common Single Layer Suit

    SFI 3.2A/5

    SFI-5

    TPP 20

    10 Seconds

    Common Multi-Layer Suit

    SFI 3.2A/15

    SFI-15

    TPP 38

    19 Seconds

    Used for Drag Racing Applications

    SFI 3.2A/20

    SFI-20

    TPP 80

    40 Seconds

    Used for Top Fuel Drag Racing

     

    TPP rating can vary within an SFI Rating, for example SFI 3.2A/5 rated suits (commonly called SFI-5) are available with TPP ratings anywhere from 19 to 26 depending on the number of layers and the fire-retardant material used to construct the suit. The only way to increase a TPP rating is through adding multiple layers. However, as you increase layers, suits get bulkier, and bulk does not equal comfort. Your goal in selecting a firesuit should be the balance of comfort with maximum protection. The majority of racers in the US are currently using a 2 or 3-layer SFI-5 rated suit.

    The easiest and best way to to increase TPP is to wear Fire Retardant Underwear under you firesuit.  These garments are typically made of Nomex, CarbonX, or other FR such as Kermel and Lenzing Materials.  It is highly recommended that any driver wear fire-retardant underwear to improve TPP and better protect against injury.