MOTORSPORT’S LIGHTEST 6 POINT FIA8862-2009 COMPETITION SEAT RANGE – AWARD WINNING AUTOSPORT 2019
With the launch of the MD20, the industry’s lightest 6 point mounted FIA 8862-2009 seat range, not only has Motordrive Seats has become the first seat manufacturer in the world to develop both 4 and 6 point mounted FIA 8862-2009 advanced motorsport competition seats.
The UK based Motordrive team is delighted to be recognised as outright winner in the first year of the prestigious Autosport International Product Showcase Awards. Their MD20 seat is first in class for the 2019 Manufacturing and Fabrications Award where the judges look specifically for innovation. This win is especially valued after the MD20 was short-listed for the Professional Motorsport World Expo Technology of the Year award in Autumn 2018.
We asked Motordrive’s MD Darren Meadows why we should care about the MD series? He told us ‘The FIA 8862-2009 standard is the very highest seat safety standard and only a very small number of seats are successful in being approved at this level. The launch of the Motordrive ‘MD’ range is significant as it will be FIA approved for use in both race and rally and will be available in readiness for the changes in regulations such as in GT3 where 6 point mounted seats are now permitted’.
Motordrive has jumped ahead by delivering ultra-light weight seat models. With a shell homologation weight of 7.4kg for the 6 point mounted MD20, this seat will be the very lightest in its class. Motordrive’s design intelligence and innovation has created the highest standard of safety cell with a competitive edge and a level of expertise that is applied throughout all of Motordrive’s seat ranges.
2019 promises to be an exciting year in the world of Motordrive including an inaugural season with the Power Maxed Racing Vauxhall Astra BTCC team.
All Motordrive seats are world-class British manufactured, are available with custom fitting and personal branding and offer exceptional value for money. Motordrive Seats has over 40 years’ heritage and delivers across the world to competitors, teams and manufacturers. The Motordrive team is focussed on providing SERVICE|SAFETY|STYLE and offer a professional yet personal approach. Their attention to detail and ability to offer individual tailored solutions delivers excellence at all levels of motorsport. For safety and a competitive edge motordrive are the winning seat.