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P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)

P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)
P1 Rib Protector (2021 model)

The current P1 model affords drivers the highest level of rib protection, without reducing the feel from the chassis or disturbing the proportions of the race seat. They are the thinnest available on the market, which means that your required kart seat size is unaffected by the addition of the protection. Inside the product, carefully shaped highly technical composite panels spread the load perfectly over the whole ribcage and always retain their shape even on a hot day.

The outer suede surface does not damage expensive race suits and the internal anti shock foam contributes to an ultra high level of load spreading over the whole ribcage.

An adjustable chest angle means that the P1 can adapt to straight and V shaped torsos. A new more secure front fixing strap has double elasticated sections, which helps the driver breath whilst retaining exactly the right tension to protect the ribs. The P1 has a comprehensive 7 model size range, to suit the smallest bambino up to the largest adult driver, with a special ladies’ version also available. There is also a choice of colours: red, blue, black, orange and green and it comes complete with a support harness.

Kartingmagazine.com have released a review of the Tillett P1 Rib Protector, click here.

P1 Size Options
Please note when sizing that it can be tempting for a parent to buy a size for a child to grow into. Alternatively, you could mistakenly select a size where the halves touch at the front. This is a mistake. A rib protector must not be too big. If in doubt go for the smaller size and use the width adjustment at the rear under the rear joining panel. Like a crash helmet. If it's too big it will not support correctly. The front Velcro strap will be hard to do up tight if the protector is too big.

View our P1 fitting guide here.

Our Price£220.00

Prices where listed exclude VAT

Rib Protection - Videos

P1 Sizes:

MINI 19” - 22” 48 - 56 cm
C 22” - 26” 56 - 66 cm
XS 26” - 32” 66 - 81 cm
S 32” - 36.5” 81 - 93cm
M 36.5” - 40” 93 - 102 cm
L 40” - 44” 102 - 112cm
XL 44” - 48” 112 - 122cm

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V pads

The new V pads are made to cover the rib area. By covering the seat bolts they stop the commonplace holes appearing in the race suit, caused by the fabric being pinched between the seat bolt heads and a hard shell rib protector.

The V Pads are suede covered and have high quality Velcro attachment to ensure the pad does not come off when jumping in the kart.

V Pad Large (S to XXL)
V Pad Small (C to XS)

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T11VG Racing Kart Seat Flexible Rigidity


As used by 2020 Junior World Champion Freddie Slater.

The T11 is the most popular adult shape and the one most often used by professional karting teams and manufacturers. With every generation growing taller, a new seat was needed. A large flat area on the base was created and combined with a more reclined back angle of 58°, lowering the head height significantly. Whilst lowering the body weight gives a performance advantage, it is important to maintain an upright shoulder position to allow enough power to be transferred to the steering. The driver is likely to "pull to steer” if they are too reclined, which is bad for handling and body stability. The T11 shape enables the correct upper torso angle to retain firm control and therefore performance.

The T11 is manufactured using our own highly developed moulding technique, which makes a seat with a consistent laminate weight and thickness. It also has smooth surfaces front and back, which keeps the seat looking professional and clean. Unlike previous mechanised production methods, this unique system gives us the opportunity to tune the rigidity. The T11 model also benefits from a specially developed high strength resin and it contains a much higher fibre to resin ratio than regular laminates. This makes the seat less likely to splinter during drilling and more able to withstand impacts. Another benefit of this system is we can aesthetically change the seats to have a beautiful carbon, silver, or vivid neon coloured finish.

The four rigidities made available in the T11 are the ones mostly used in current chassis designs. Over recent years the chassis have required more flexible seats. Therefore, the standard rigidity is the most rigid of the four offered. The two most popular rigidities are the mid-range T11t rigidity, which is frequently used in X30, OK and KZ. (This "t” stiffness sits in between the flexible VG and the T11 Standard.) and the very popular soft and flexible T11VG. The most flexible specification is the Vti which is predominantly used in the T5 shape in very low torque karts in the 8 to 12 year old categories.

The T11 size range is large and includes many sizes in a "WT” wide top version. These help correctly fit drivers who either have narrow hips and a wide chest or use a very thick rib protector, such as the protectors we make bespoke on individual drivers.

Special order T11 hand laminated seats made for drivers with wide hips are available in three sizes S, Manetti and ML


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