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New collaboration for high-performance driving experiences: RECARO Automotive Seating and Skip Barber Racing School announce partnership

RECARO Automotive Seating, Adient’s premium brand and a global leader in performance car seating, announced a partnership with the legendary Skip Barber Racing School until the end of 2023. Because seat design and seating posture in performance driving and auto racing are vital to safety and body support as well as for the feedback from the track, RECARO will provide Skip Barber Racing School with a wide variety of seating options to further enhance the school’s driving experience.

RECARO seats are vital to safety and body support as well as for the feedback from the track: During Skip Barber Racing School’s training sessions, RECARO Pole Position will enhance the driving experience. (©RECARO Automotive Seating)

RECARO seats are vital to safety and body support as well as for the feedback from the track: During Skip Barber Racing School’s training sessions, RECARO Pole Position will enhance the driving experience. (©RECARO Automotive Seating)

Plymouth, Mich., May 28, 2019 – RECARO and Skip Barber Racing School (SBRS) aim at providing the highest level of safety, performance and racing trainings. This includes the unique characteristics of RECARO performance seats: They help drivers sensing the limits of a vehicle on the track or in critical situations on public roads.

Besides the steering wheel, the seat is the most important link between a driver and a car. Through their body-hugging contour, RECARO seats provide a great deal of body support even with high lateral forces and their direct feedback provide incomparable, dynamic driving pleasure without signs of fatigue. During Skip Barber Racing School’s training sessions, RECARO Pole Position, Pro Racer, and Profi performance seats will enhance the driving experience. They will be installed in the fleet of race prepared Ford Mustang GTs operated by SBRS.

"Skip Barber Racing School and RECARO share a passion for high performance driving. For decades, both renowned brands have been perfecting their abilities to test, train – and re-define – the limits. As leading brands in the field of high-performance driving, our aim is to create intense driving experiences," said Ulrich J. Severin, head of RECARO Automotive Seating. "We believe that the psychology of performance driving starts with the correct, relaxed seating posture. Thus, we are thrilled about our cooperation and to bring our RECARO seats to SBRS."

"We are proud to provide our students at Skip Barber Racing School with the highest quality racing and driving experience," said Anthony DeMonte, CEO of Skip Barber Racing School. "By incorporating RECARO seats in our race prepared vehicle lineup, we strive to further develop the skillset of current and future racers, safely and successfully."

This partnership builds on both brand’s years of automotive and racing expertise. Founded in 1906 as "Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter", RECARO has provided top-quality OEM as well as aftermarket race and performance seats since 1963. The brand’s seats are widely considered ‘the heart of driving’, and are representative of RECARO’s focus on safety, design, ergonomics, lightweight construction, and first-class quality. Skip Barber Racing School was founded in 1975 and serves as one of the largest auto racing schools in the world, operating a full system of racing and driving schools, championships, as well as corporate and OEM events.

Both RECARO and Skip Barber Racing School work with a number of auto racing teams and drivers. 30 percent of all drivers on the starting grid for the Indianapolis 500 for the last 25 years are Skip Barber graduates including Alexander Rossi, Ryan-Hunter Ray, Spencer Pigot, Colton Herta and Marco Andretti.

For more information, please visit recaro-automotive.com and skipbarber.com.

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