The Arai Auto Racing GP-5W SA2020 Helmet is perfect for stock car, sedan and rally drivers. The GP-5W Helmet is a favorite because of its wider, 90mm eye port opening, which is about 3.5 inches top to bottom. The GP-5W uses its own exclusive shield with this larger opening. Arai anti-fog shields are available in clear, light tint and dark smoke. Standard shields also come in clear, light tint and dark smoke.

The GP-5W is Snell SA2020 certified with M6 washer/nuts installed at the factory. Drivers of any experience level will be able to easily install their head and neck restraint system anchor posts, which are sold separately. The Arai Auto Racing GP-5W SA2020 also comes with the FIA-8859-2015 certification sticker found on the shell’s interior lining.


The GP-5W Helmet SA2020 is built with Arai’s exclusive, very-lightweight Super Complex Laminate Construction shell technology. This ensures a low overall weight to balance the added weight of the helmet’s larger shield.


The Arai Auto Racing GP-5W Helmet SA2020 helps reduce fatigue for the driver due to its more natural head shape, smaller shell size, and lower center of gravity to assist with balance and stability.


The Arai Auto Racing GP-5W Helmet SA2020 is designed to closely match the shape of the human head, allowing for a snug, yet comfortable, fit. Arai has developed this “natural” shape over more than 50 years of helmet design research and refinement.


Low maintenance, easy-to-clean cheek pads are removable, washable, and replaceable with pads of varying thickness to provide a snug, safe fit.


The FIA-8859-2015 certified GP-5W helmet has M6 threaded washer/nuts with 6mm threads pre-installed. This convenient feature lets the driver use the anchor system that works best with their head and neck restraint. The anchor posts are made to rest flush on the helmet surface, accepting a variety of HNR anchor systems.


Closed-cockpit drivers need greater airflow when racing. The upper ventilation system of the GP-5W SA2020 helmet incorporates two exhaust vents and two large intake ducts to help keep the driver cool and comfortable. $849.95 at time of publication.

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