World leading MG Midget and Austin Healey Sprite specialist, Peter May Engineering, is putting safety and comfort first, by becoming an authorised dealer of Tillett Racing Seats. The new agreement will see the West Midlands based business not only stock competition seats best suited for use in both Midgets and MGBs, but also offer a West Midlands outlet for the extended Tillett range.
The compact and lightweight design of the Tillett range, make it ideal for use in Sprites and MGBs. The slender dimension allows the seats to be positioned further back in the car to provide greater comfort and a better seating position. Peter May Engineering will stock Tillett’s latest racing seat, the B6 Screamer. This FIA approved seat is a perfect fit in a Sprite and comes in both narrow and XL sizes.
Tillett has built a reputation for designing and building high quality lightweight seats for competition and road usage. The market leading kart seat manufacturer across the world, Tillett has used its design knowledge and innovation to develop products for car market as well. Offering a comprehensive range of racing seats, Tillett has also developed products for manufacturers such as Caterham Cars.
The new B6 Screamer is FIA approved to 8855-1999 and replaces the popular B6F and B6F XL for 2018. The seat features a host of design updates, such as repositioned belt holes for taller drivers and a redesigned rear of the seat, to make it more compact to avoid roll bars. Importantly, the weight is now 20% lighter than the B6F, but due to its redesign, the seat still retains Tillett’s trademark superior strength.
The Screamer can be used quite comfortably without any padding, meaning that a lower driving position than most other seats on the market can be achieved. The seat is ultra-rigid, which stops the harness and Hans device from coming loose during an accident. This rigidity coupled, with the fact that the seat can run without covering, adds to driver feedback from the chassis and the lack of covering also works better in any harsh environment.
Dominic Mooney, Managing Director at Peter May Engineering, commented: “We have been fitting Tillett seats in our cars for many years and have always recommend them to our customers. The Tillett range offers high quality, superior strength and excellent comfort ideal for use in both racing and road cars. “
“PME continues to supply products and services that help our customers get the maximum enjoyment out of their cars, which is why we, as a business, continue to partner with companies such as Tillett, to provide the very best quality components on the market.”