Motorsport Racing Seat Homologation Testing

At a glance

Millbrook carries out homologation tests on racing seats against FIA standard 8855-1999. Seats homologated against the standard receive a five-year rating, showing that they have achieved the required level of safety.

FIA crash test for racing seat homologation on Millbrook's sled test facility for seats
FIA crash test for racing seat homologation on Millbrook's ServoSled

Millbrook uses its state-of-the-art ServoSled test facility to simulate the FIA 8855-1999 test pulse, which results in a highly accurate and repeatable representation of the acceleration and velocity profile required.

FIA crash test for racing seat homologation on Millbrook's sled test facility for seats

Its pulses are precisely correlated to deliver the required FIA crash test pulses, as well as full scale crash scenario, legislative and CAE test pulses.

The FIA crash test for competition seats allows customers to homologate their racing seat to ensure it is safe for use and eligible for FIA race series that call for a seat approved to standard 8855-1999.

Millbrook has a selection of Anthropomorphic Test Devices (ATDs), or crash test dummies, which are calibrated in-house. It operates a two-shift system at its sled test facility to maximise the number of test slots available to customers. Millbrook can test two seats in a single sled test firing, increasing the value of each test to the customer.

Millbrook’s sled is also used to perform safety tests on automotive, rail and aerospace seats, as well as racing seats for motorsport applications.

See ServoSled specification