Tillett P1 Rib Protector

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Tillett P1 Kart Racing Rib Protectors

The Tillet P1 Rib Protector is the pinnacle of comfort and protection for karting drivers.

Designed with input from world karting drivers, precision and utilizing cutting-edge materials, the P1 rib protector ensures maximum safety and performance on the track. The thinnest available rib protector on the market, the kart seat size is unaffected by the addition of the protection. Carefully shaped highly technical composite panels spread the load perfectly over the whole ribcage and always retain their shape even on a hot day.

Featuring strategically placed adjustable straps, the P1 can adapt to straight and V Shaped torsos. The front fixing strap has elasticated sections, which helps the driver breath whilst retaining exactly the right tension to protect the ribs.

Tillett rib protectors have been used by numerous Formula one drivers while karting. This elite list of drivers includes names such as Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen, Jules Bianchi, Max Verstappen, Lando Norris, George Russell, Zhou Guanyu, Mick Schumacher, Lance Stroll and many more.

Other Features Include:

  • Tough vinyl outer layer to help against bolt friction damaging the rib protector.
  • Specially designed composite inner panel, built up from uniquely selected glass fibre to reduce impact loads on the ribs, as well as pro longing product life.
  • Elastic harness straps to give the driver ultimate comfort and shoulder movement whilst driving and preventing the rib protector from dropping. Harnesses are also adjustable, suiting any driver.
  • Removable back panel, allowing the user to adjust side panels to match the driver’s chest angle. Enabling ultimate comfort, giving the user a custom feel experience.
  • Flexible plastic outer shell, mimicking the driver’s exact chest shape.
  • Hand Made in the UK
  • High compression set resistance and a high degree of energy absorption foam.

Older Model

Soft suede-plastic material that does not damage race suits, and is adjustable for many different body shapes

Size guide

Chest measurements should be taken using a measuring tape pulled tight around the chest. Then breath in and out taking note of the average circumference. 

Size Inches cm
Cadet 22" - 26" 56 - 66 cm
Extra Small 26” - 32” 66 - 81 cm
Small 32” - 36.5” 81 - 93 cm
Medium 36.5” - 40” 93 - 102 cm
Large 40” - 44” 102 - 112 cm
Extra Large 44” - 48” 112 - 122 cm
Colors are in gray or black - depending on availability


More Fitting Instructions here

Watch Below to see Archie Tillett fit a P1 Rib Protector (video shows older model of P1)