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Rally Race Technology - Volume 1

Highlights in this issue include profiles of the Fiesta WRC and the Mini WRC plus focus articles covering both rally suspension and transmission.

£20.00 £14.00

January 2013

Snow, gravel, tarmac: today’s rally car has to be capable of coping with a huge variety of terrain. Where racecars are engineered to exploit the billiard table smooth surfaces of today’s racetracks, the rally car has to be far more versatile. It has to cope with some of the most demanding environments in motorsport and to endure not hours but days of gruelling competition. Rally Race Technology opens up this fascinating world of engineering for a global sport that makes demands like no other. Never has the rally car been more deeply analysed as we provide a unique insight into a world where the engineering is nothing if not radical.

Contents are:

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - The appeal of rallying
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - The latest news from the stages
  • Profile: FIESTA WRC - Designed and run by M-Sport, the Fiesta WRC is a truly effective World Rally Car with an interesting development, as Martin Sharp reports
  • Focus: TRANSMISSIONS - Lawrence Butcher examines the demands facing rally transmission designers, from materials and construction to operational and packaging requirements
  • Insight: DESIGNING A RALLY CAR - Lawrence Butcher examines the unique requirements for a competitive rally car and how they translate into its design
  • Focus: SUSPENSION - Martin Sharp considers the wide and varied functions rallying suspension must perform, and how component designs have developed
  • Profile: MINI WRC - Despite a history of problems the Mini John Cooper Works World Rally Car has proven to be an effective machine, as Martin Sharp explains
  • TECH REVIEW - Lawrence Butcher gives a round-up of some of the latest technology developments to hit the stages
  • DIRECTORY - The rally competitors resource
  • PS - A look at the car that revolutionised rallying

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