Our Services

Pro-Seat provides fully custom resin moulded removable seat cushions, bespoke to the driver and vehicle. The system has been developed over 25 years. Our products meet all current FIA standards for use in all forms of international motor racing. All materials are flame retardant. The product is extremely lightweight.

Pro-Seat offers a trackside or workshop service to the customer. Final fit and trim will be completed at time of appointment. When possible, the driver will be allowed to use the seat for one practice session before it is covered, in order to ensure no further modifications are required.

All products will be fully covered in Pro-Seats unique flame-retardant material. The material is easy to clean and maintain. The drivers name and any logo can be embroidered onto the seat (assuming booking is confirmed prior to any trackside work).

Base seat/Primary Cushion

A base seat will be built into the existing seat shell or cockpit of the car. In the case of multiple drivers all needing seats, the base will typically be the largest driver, and subsequent drivers use inserts. In a GT type vehicle with an existing sports seat, all manufacturer material can be removed (in respect of any regulation) and replaced with the custom moulded insert.

Insert

An insert cushion is used to essentially fit inside a base seat, in the case of multiple drivers. The insert is easily removable, providing a quick and easy option for driver changes during a race. In the case where the seat shell of the vehicle is deemed too smaller a size for a base seat, an insert will be offered instead.

Pad

A much smaller version of the system is available in cases where localised support is required by the driver. The most common use of this is to offer extra leg support in situations where the driver is happy with the rest of the seat.

Airbags

Airbags are a quick and effective method of adding support in areas where the drivers are generally using the same seat. They can be built into the seat and are inflatable/de-flatable very quickly for when driver changes occur. This is done by a simple hand pump.

Corbeau and Pro-Seat

In 2013 Pro-Seat International forged a Joint Venture with the renowned competition seat manufacturer Corbeau.

  • Established in 1963 Corbeau is synonymous with excellence in competition seating, producing seats for all levels of motorsport where a bolt-in seat shell is required.
  • Having tried other custom moulded seats the new Managing Director Vic Lee, long time motorsport colleague of Trevor Powell called Pro-Seat with an urgent request to make BTCC inserts in their Revenge carbon Seat Shells.
  • Once the contact had been established a joint venture was inevitable and we have gone from strength to strength since.
  • The benefits to Pro-Seat are obvious: we have a strong presence in areas of motorsport where traditional seats are mandatory, BTCC, DTM and all other forms of Saloon car racing.
  • The benefits to Corbeau are also obvious they get a strong presence in areas of motorsport where only custom made seat inserts are essential: F1, GP2, F3, LMP etc.
  • With our combined seating experience totaling 75 years we are unrivaled in our specialised fields and have achieved our 100th combined anniversary together.

Colloid Technology© ™ System Protective Seat Cushion

Pro-Seat is the most essential, cost effective aftermarket part you will ever buy and all this for less than a set of tyres.

Resin bonded colloid technology©

The resin bonded colloid technology© ™ system for motorsport was invented by Pro-Seat in 1990. We use a unique blend of beads and resins to produce a durable colloid technology© ™ material which exhibits incredible properties ideal for motorsport and other extreme applications where strength, durability, insulation and energy absorption are essential.

Unparalleled Support

The seat cushions we produce are unique to you and give unparalleled support, comfort and protection. The properties all add up to reduce fatigue, increase impact resistance and ultimately improve driver performance.

Driver Comfort

The seat works by a simple but essential fact; by making close accurate contact with the body of the driver, the weight of the body is distributed over such a large surface area that the load is spread evenly. The space between the driver and the chassis is filled and remains so with no shrinkage.

Energy Absorbtion

Any loading on the body, such as an impact from a crash is absorbed first by the load spreading and then by the energy absorbing properties of our unique Pro-Seat materials, the close fit with no gaps also minimizes inertia.

MIRA Tested

Our unique materials have been independently tested at MIRA. The test results are available at our MIRA test data page.

GM Tested

Our materials were tested in 1996 by General Motors in the USA to determine their suitability for use in USA based Motorsport Championships. The results were unsurprisingly the same as the MIRA test results.

Advantages of Pro-Seat

We believe that it is important that you are able to make an informed choice about the safety and comfort of your drivers so please consider the following facts. We are proud to say that to this day we have never had to replace a seat following a crash.

Advantages of Pro-Seat cushion over Poured Ener-Core EC50

  • EC50 has an uneven density of finished product with hard and soft areas creating differing pressure points in an impact.
  • As EC50 is a foam, it hydraulics like a liquid under impact. According to an FIA Institute spokesman: “if the foam is a two-component foam, then I can inform you that we will not accept this type of foam, because the mechanical characteristics could change based on the way the foam is produced. We are planning to accept only the foams which are manufactured in controlled conditions, where the quality and uniformity of the foam can be guaranteed”.
  • Creates an unnatural seating position as driver is tense when the liquid is poured.
  • Cannot provide driver with optimal support, as a liquid cannot be manipulated to provide support around the ribcage or shoulders or controlled to give a comfortable seat cushion.
  • Time and money is often wasted with many attempts, trying to achieve the correct position for the driver.

Advantages of Pro-Seat cushion over expanded polystyrene EPS and epoxy resin bead seats

  • The materials used in many bead seats are designed for single impact (like the lining of a crash helmet &electrical goods packaging) just see their disclaimers.
  • Whilst these systems may look similar to the Pro-Seat colloid technology, they share none of the components.
  • Purchased DIY kits usually result in inferior products and waste valuable time and money.

Advantages of Pro-Seat cushions over CNC machined seat inserts

  • CNC machined inserts have extremely long lead times. Pro-Seat cushions are manufactured on site e.g. a seat can be moulded one day and used on circuit the following morning.
  • Pro-Seat base cushions and additional driver inserts are unique to each driver. Not an average of more than one drivers data, which results in the seat fitting nobody accurately, or safely.
  • Pro-Seat cushions are a far more cost-effective option.

Performance Base

Invented and developed by Technical Director Alex Powell in 2013, Performance Base is a unique system that enables you to experience the comfort, support and safety of a custom made seat cushion but at a reduced cost. Traditional seat belts restrain you longitudinally and are fine for road use. However Competition harnesses pull you down into the seat base compressing the low density OE foam until your pelvis reaches the hard shell, resulting in damage to and discomfort to your soft tissues. Performance-Base reduces this damage and discomfort by evenly distributing the load and absorbing energy. Compatible with & adaptable to any make of seat shell.

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