The new GP-6RC is a stunning example of Arai’s vision and technological mastery engineered into a functional, real-world piece of safety equipment. It begins with a startling advancement: a proprietary Carbon Fiber (CF) weave that combines CF’s existing benefits of high strength and extreme light weight with a major added benefit that standard CF does not possess: flexibility. (Standard CF tends to splinter or shatter instead of flex on impact.) The result is a helmet ready for the unparalleled demands and requirements of Formula-1 racing. One whose remaining list of features and advances is impressive because, for this helmet and its prospective user, it simply has to be. The GP-6RC meets or exceeds the FIA 8860-2010 Standard and the SNELL SAH 2010 Standard.