BMW and rally
BMW cars have long become a symbol of style, power and reliability. This year, the legendary Bavarian concern celebrates its 90th anniversary. In 1913, on the northern outskirts of Munich,…

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Race the best automotive prototypes in Britain
Compared to Formula 1, which everyone knows about, and the popular race "500 miles of Indianapolis," sports competitions are much less well known. Meanwhile, on May 20, they took another…

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Mazda MX-5 Open Race-2010, or as we defended the honor of Russia on the racetrack
Surprisingly, with all the diverse geography of business trips, I still have never been to Italy. Of course, this annoying gap would be eliminated sooner or later. But was it…

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also on the race track!

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

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 is no smoothness at all, but on the contrary, there are sharp, almost convulsive twitches here and there. So how is it right? After all, one of the most important racing tenets says: the smoother the manipulation of the driver’s steering, the higher the speed in the turn? Paradox! We’ll figure out. Continue reading

VIRTUAL TRAININGS

Visual imagination is when you have the desired picture in front of your eyes. For example, turning the turn of the fastest rider last season. A mental, reproducible image is when you scroll through a particular situation with all the details in your brain. For example, you mentally imagine how you yourself would drive a car, being in the place of the fastest rider on the track. Continue reading

What is the difference between a racing car and a cramp?
My first entry was an article about preparing a car for racing competitions, and I decided to explain - what is the difference between a racing car and a "writer"?…

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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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The most famous car racing in the world
What car competitions or auto championships do you know? And what do you know about the world of motor racing? Naturally, most of you first remember about racing Formula 1.…

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Skoda Fabia S2000. S2000 and one night
On the eve of the start of the Czech stage of the IRC series - the rally “Zlin” together with the Russian WRC pilot Yevgeny Novikov, we first got into…

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