YOURSELF TRAINER
“If the car is set up correctly, then any pilot can quickly drive on it. Imagine what it means to win a second at the expense of settings. It is…

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Toyota Land Cruiser SUVs on the Dakar-2017 won in the standings of production cars
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 SUVs once again became the best among production cars in the Dakar-2017 rally-marathon and took the entire podium in the Production / T2 category. Almost nine…

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The strangest airborne cars in the world of motor racing
All sports cars and race cars created for motor racing require careful aerodynamic design and research during the production process. Without aerodynamic spoilers, air ducts and other body kit can…

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CLUTCH ENVIRONMENT

Is it possible to “on the fingers” explain how to drive, using the full 100% potential of tire adhesion to the road surface? Can!

To do this, we represent the forces acting on the car in turn with the help of the so-called “traction circle”, that is, the graphic circle of the clutch. To do this, draw a cross and circle it equally distant from the center. In fact, this is a graph of accelerations G in each phase of the turn: braking, moving along an arc and accelerating. Suppose that in all three phases of the tire has the same coefficient of friction, allowing you to develop lateral acceleration in 1.1G. If you exceed it, the tire will begin to slide, and this, as you know, slows down the car. In our graph, these are the points of intersection of the straight lines of the cross and the circle. The upper part of the vertical line is braking, the lower is acceleration. Continue reading

Rally-raid “Silk Road 2009”: Choosing the desert

From the spectacular picture it is difficult to imagine that the sand can be dangerous and cruel. But when mountains of small silicon particles reach the horizon, it becomes uneasy. It seems the desert divides people into friends and foes. Maxim Gomianin went to the Karakum to meet those whom the desert recognized as his own. Photos of the author, “Volkswagen” and KamAZ.

Hearing the stern: “Smoking is prohibited on the street,” colleagues hastily hide cigarettes in their pockets. Continue reading

Monte Carlo Rally

The new Toyota Yaris WRC already at the first stage demonstrated a competitive pace and exemplary reliability – both crews of the Toyota GAZOO Racing WRC were able to finish the Rally Monte Carlo in the most difficult and unpredictable conditions.

Rally Monte Carlo, traditionally opening the program of the World Cup, is not only one of the most prestigious, but also, perhaps, the most difficult race in the calendar. Narrow lanes, constantly changing weather conditions, the very specifics of the winter stage, when in some corners the riders drive on dry asphalt, and in others they can wait for insidious frost – all this makes pilots and navigators give 100% of their capabilities. Continue reading

PERCEPTION
In the next portion of "secrets" - perception, visual perception, sensory perception, sound perception, a sense of speed and a sense of grip. Perception. So, let's analyze the most important…

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The best races of the world
Someone will say - "Le Mans" now is not the same. Of course, everything changed, starting with the cars themselves and the speeds they develop. In 1923, the winners of…

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LITTLE DRIVING
We turn to the European experience and carefully look at the movements of the wheel at the local aces at the entrance to the turn. We will see that there…

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New Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Car
The new race car RC F GT3 takes part in championships in the USA and Japan, as well as in a number of European competitions. In 2017, the Lexus brand…

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