Martin und Nicolas Raeder, team manager

"We prefer racing seats that provide not only top levels of safety, but comfort too. Both are perfectly combined in RECARO's P 1300 GT: thanks to the extremely stable lengthways adjustment function, it's the ideal seat for endurance races with alternating drivers. Sitting in the shell, each driver has maximum contact with the vehicle - and thus with the track as well."

Martin und Nicolas Raeder, team manager

RECARO P 1300 GT

THE SEATS FOR WINNERS
The world innovation for professional motorsport with the license to win: its combination of maximum safety and individual comfort is what makes our new RECARO P 1300 GT so unique. It is the first racing seat in the world to conform 
to the new FIA 8862-2009 standard for “Advanced Racing Seats” and comes with fore-aft adjustment thanks to the flexible sidemount. With its replaceable pads in three sizes and the flexible sidemount, it gives drivers maximum personalization options. It is ideally suited for racing use with frequent and fast changes of driver. 
The RECARO P 1300 GT is approved exclusively for use in GT and touring car sport.

Standard features

  • Certified according to FIA 8862-2009
    (Advanced Racing Seat)
  • Seat shell made of carbon fibre
  • Developed for the use of HANS systems
  • Suitable for 4-, 5- or 6-point belts
  • Head protector
  • Shock-absorbing foam
  • Highly flame-retardant upholstery
  • Replaceable pads:
    Pad Kit M for drivers of medium build (standard feature)
  • FIA approval for 10 years


Accessories (at additional cost)

  • Flexible sidemount RECARO P 1300 GT ideal for races with driver changes (130 mm fore-aft adjustment, tilt angle can bevaried by max. 3° during installation)
  • Rigid sidemount RECARO P 1300 GT
  • Pad Kit S: Replaceable pads for drivers of small build
  • Pad Kit L: Replaceable pads for drivers of large build
  • Lumbar pad
  • Side support pad, seat cushion


RECARO P 1300 GT: the adapters are geared in their design to a floor pan tilt of 8.5°. Depending on manufacturer and floor pan group, adaptations may be necessary when fitting (130 mm lengthways adjustment; angle of tilt variable by max. 3° during fitting)

RECARO P 1300 GT, flexible adapter
RECARO P 1300 GT, flexible adapter

Declaration of symbols (PDF)


* FIA approval 8862-2009 (Advanced Racing Seat) only in conjunction with specified sidemounts.

Technical data

Picture with rigid steel adapter

RECARO P 1300 GT
Weight with pads/upholstery: approx. 14.7 kg
Weight without pads/upholstery: approx. 11.4 kg

RECARO P 1300 GT– Picture with rigid steel adapter

Picture with rigid steel adapter

RECARO P 1300 GT
Weight with pads/upholstery: approx. 14.7 kg
Weight without pads/upholstery: approx. 11.4 kg

RECARO P 1300 GT – Picture with rigid steel adapter

Package dimensions:
A: Seat depth
B: Seat height
C: External shell dimension at shoulder
D: External shell dimension at seat cushion
I: Width of substructure
J: Tilt at mounting level
K: Track size (Mounting width for racing seats)

Comfort dimensions:
E: Seating width
F: Height of shoulder support

Belt slot:
G: Center belt slot
H: Height of belt slot

Dimensions in mm

Accessories (at additional cost)

Rigid sidemount

Rigid sidemount
RECARO P 1300 GT
Weight: 4.1 kg


Flexible sidemount

Flexible sidemount
RECARO P 1300 GT
Weight: 10.7 kg

Lumbar pad

Lumbar pad
RECARO P 1300 GT
Cover: Velour black


Side support pad, seat cushion

Side support pad, seat cushion
RECARO P 1300 GT
Cover: Velour black


Replaceable pads for customising the seat to suit the driver:

  • Pad Kit S: for small drivers
    (6-piece, without seat cushion)
  • Pad Kit M: for medium-sized drivers
    (standard equipment)
  • Pad Kit L: for large drivers
    (5-piece, without seat cushion)

Official Supplier



Rennteam

What our customers say

LMS Engineering, Ulli Andree, racing driver

"RECARO's P 1300 GT won me over the very first time I tried the seat out in the 2015 LMS Engineering Audi TTRS2. The optimum ergonomics and the seat's contours, which support the body perfectly, created an excellent platform for doing consistent lap times, as I was able to adopt a relaxed posture and thus never noticed any signs of fatigue. The adjustment tracks positioned on the side of the seat also contribute to the optimum seating position."


LMS Engineering, Ulli Andree, racing driver


LMS Engineering, Christoph Koslowski, racing driver

"The seat was fantastic, very comfortable, lots of freedom of movement for arms and legs, yet despite that optimum hold whenever and wherever it was needed. The good thing about the seat was that you didn't even notice it."

LMS Engineering, Christoph Koslowski, racing driver


Matthias Holle, teamchef Mathol Racing

"The racing shells P 1300 GT are a quantum leap. This isn’t just an optimization, but rather a very well done innovation. Of course, as a team principle, you hope that a serious accident never happens. But if it does, the safety groundwork that has been done by RECARO Automotive Seating is reassuring."

Matthias Holle, teamchef Mathol Racing

FAQs

Q: Can RECARO racing seats with FIA homologation be used in road traffic?

No, RECARO racing seats with FIA homologation do not have a General Type Approval (ABE) and therefore cannot be used in road traffic. However, RECARO offers the racing seat Pole Position ABE, which is licensed for road use.


Q: Does RECARO also sell "factory seconds" seats, or seats with minor imperfections for less?

A: No. At RECARO, there is no such thing as "factory seconds". Our high standards of quality preclude such products.