We always try to have an eye on the safety of our riders both on and off the track. To that end the Club is adding back protectors as a requirement at your clothing check for 2019 onwards.
Other clubs already have this requirement in place and advice from our medical services personnel suggest that it ought to be a no-brainer for every rider. We note that maybe 80% or more of you already regard this as part of your essential kit.
We won't be stipulating the specific product that you have to buy but as long as you use a back protector from a recognised manufacturer you'll be in the right area.
The foam insert in the back of your leathers is not an adequate back protector you do need a separate unit.
A Pizza box stuffed down your leathers won't cut it.