Tillett T11VG Seats
Used by leading professional teams Birel, CRG, Forza, Sodi and RFM.
The T11 is the seat shape most often used by the professional teams. With young drivers growing ever taller, there was a need to lower the body weight. We sculptured the T11 range to obtain a lower driving position than our T5 and T8 shape, whilst at the same time keeping an upright shoulder position, which allows a driver to retain full control of their kart without upsetting the weight distribution. The flat area on the bottom of the seat is larger than the T5 and the back angle is reclined more to 58 degrees.
The moulding technique that makes the New Style seats has allowed us to make the seat with a smooth front and back surface, and a consistent laminate thickness but unlike the T8 process we also can now tune the rigidity. The "New style" T11 benefits from a specially developed high strength resin and contains a dense fibre content that makes it more robust during drilling and impacts with the track.
The rigidities available in the "new style” T11 are the ones mostly used in today's karts. The super flexible VTi often used in the Minikarts, the flexible T11VG used often in Rotax Max. Also, the T11t, which is a rigidity a little softer than standard, this is very popular for classes such as X30, OK and KZ. This "t" stiffness sits between the flexible VG and Standard T11, which is also available made by the new process.
A more rigid seat than standard is unusual in current chassis designs. However, for those that still have a rigid seat requirement the T11R, T11XR and T11VGR are still available as a hand made version. In the lightweight carbon Kevlar® versions of the T11 shape you can order the T11KP, T11KG, T11K, T11CR and T11 CXR Also hand made. The T11 shape also has two sizes of "Wide Hip" or WH seat. These handmade seats are available in S, Manetti and ML sizes. They stop the hip bone from becoming so bruised that people end up cutting holes in the seat weakening the structure.