Shark Helmets has just announced its Race-R Pro GP FIM Racing #1 has been granted FIM homologation for circuit racing – and it’s one of the first lids to meet the high standard.

If you’ve not heard of it before, the FIM Racing Homologation Programme was set upto grant special recognition to safety products used in FIM competitions. The main aim of the programme is to offer an advanced evaluation of the safety performance of different products – and award homologation only when specific high performance and quality standards are met.

As a result, the Shark Race-R Pro GP FIM Racing #1 is undoubtedly a top quality bit of kit – having passed the FIM Helmet Standard FRHPhe-01 tests with flying colours. More specifically, it proved itself during linear impact tests at high (8.2 m/s) and low (5.0 m/s) speed on ECE points, medium speed linear impact tests on three extra points randomly chosen on the helmet surface, oblique impact tests with five different orientations and penetration test at two random spots. Not bad.


Alban Rojas, SHARK Helmets Research & Innovation Manager: “Racing is our DNA: SHARK Helmets has been relying on motorcycle racing to boost brand development ever since its creation 30 years ago. Our ethos is always to push the technical boundaries and innovate to ensure the highest level of performance and protection for our riders that even exceeds safety standards. For many years now, we are working very closely with the FIM Racing Homologation Programme for helmets to keep going further in the level of security for all the riders. Today, we are very proud to be one of the first brands in the world to receive the new FRHPhe-01 homologation for our flagship model, the Race-R Pro GP FIM racing # 1, which will be worn by our top riders such as Johann Zarco and Jorge Lorenzo for the next season.”

Admittedly, the Race-R Pro GP FIM Racing #1 is only available to official SHARK sponsored riders competing in FIM competitions at this point – but regular customers can get their hands on (and heads in) Shark’s limited edition Race-R Pro GP, which is currently available in three ‘Winter Test’ replica versions (including Lorenzo DRS, Zarco DSK and Redding DKR). Priced at £869.99, the non-FIM homologated Race-R Pro GP also comes with an official SHARK Racing Division bag as used by MotoGP racers.

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