Motorsport Fire Safety: best fire extinguisher for automotive Race/Rally/Drifting use in 2022?
Most would agree – Fire Extinguishers in motorsport should not be optional.
Motorsport is inherently risky as we all know. A fire breaking out in your vehicle is up there with one of the most dangerous situations that can occur for any driver. Whether it’s caused by a fuel issue or a fault in your electrical system, you need to be prepared to protect yourself with a Motorsport Grade Fire Extinguisher.
McGill Motorsport have partnered up with the UK’s leading manufacturers of Fire Safety Equipment Lifeline Fire & Safety Systems to offer you only the very best Race Car Fire Extinguisher Systems on the market for all race formulae, including Rally, Circuit, Drifting, Hill Climbs & Sprints, Rallycross, Trials & Off Road Racing.
What type of Fire Extinguisher do I need?
When it comes to selecting the best motorsport fire extinguisher for your set-up, first you need to know the specific rules and regulations around which type of extinguisher is appropriate and approved in your’ class. The best way to check this out is to consult your most up to date rule book, however we will cover the basics below.
We have everything from the most budget friendly Fire Stick extinguisher right up to Lifeline’s high end FIA Fire Suppression Systems and most other options in-between, we will have an extinguisher option to meet your’ needs.
What types of motorsport fire extinguisher are there?
Motorsport Fire Suppression comes in many different flavours from simple and cheap, to complex and expensive, we are here to help you decide what suits your vehicle and requirements best.
Types of Car Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Safety Stick
- Handheld Fire Extinguisher
- Plumbed in – Mechanical
- Plumbed in – Electrical
Regulations: Rally Fire Extinguisher – Circuit Racing Fire Extinguishers | FIA Approved Fire Extinguishers
As it stands; most rally car fire extinguisher regulations require a large plumbed-in extinguisher for discharge into both cockpit and engine bay as well as an appropriate FIA hand-held extinguisher.
Autocross & Rally cross regulations require a medium plumbed-in extinguisher for discharge into both cockpit and engine bay.
Circuit racing regulation Periods A-F require a medium hand operated extinguisher for discharge into both cockpit and engine bay. Everything other than Periods A-F require a medium hand operated extinguisher for discharge into both cockpit and engine bay.
Many other types of racing such as Cross Country, Sprint, Hillclimb, Drag, Oval Racing and Auto tests do not require a fire extinguisher as per the rule book, but at the very least we recommend a small hand operated extinguisher is fitted such as those required for Trials.
Buy a Motorsport Fire Extinguisher
Budget Friendly – Non-Approved: Fire Safety Stick
Hand Held – FIA Approved: Lifeline 2.4 Litre AFFF
Plumbed in Mechanical – FIA Approved: Lifeline Zero 2020 3.0 Litre Rally Package, Lifeline Zero 2020 3.0 Litre Fire Marshal Kit, Lifeline Zero 360 Novec 1230 2.25 Kg Fire Marshal Kit, Lifeline Zero 360 Novec 1230 3Kg Fire Marshal Kit
Fire Extinguisher Servicing
Lifeline FIA Fire Extinguishers require servicing every 2 years. McGill Motorsport are an approved Service Agent for Lifeline Fire Extinguishers, please contact us for more details on getting your Fire Extinguisher Serviced by us with a rapid turnaround.