MotoGP exhausts

Friday, May 11, 2012
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This year, for the first time in many decades, we find ourselves without a two-stroke engine in the Grand Prix classes of motorcycle road racing. For lovers of diversity in engineering in general and engines in particular, the class of 2012 Grand Pri... read more
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NASCAR

Thursday, March 29, 2012
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In the previous article on NASCAR exhausts 12 months ago, the subject of materials was discussed without addressing the design of the exhaust system itself. The NASCAR regulations offer very specific guidance to the teams about the design and configu... read more
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Formula One exhausts

Thursday, February 09, 2012
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When I last wrote a short piece on the subject of exhaust systems in Formula One, it was just ahead of the 2011 season. Little could we have predicted the central role that exhaust systems, combined with different engine management strategies, would ... read more
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World Superbike exhausts

Thursday, December 15, 2011
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World Superbike remains a popular series in motorcycle racing, its enduring appeal stemming from the fact that the machines are based on the same motorcycles that you can find in your local showroom. Twenty years ago, it was a competition full of lim... read more
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BTCC exhausts

Thursday, November 10, 2011
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The British Touring Car Championship is in a state of flux at the moment, with cars running to different sets of rules and with different engine regulations in play. As we might expect, no 'side' is happy when the others are winning. It would appear ... read more
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GT exhausts

Thursday, September 22, 2011
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The new McLaren MP4-12C roadcar is a real looker, and has had some great reviews in the motoring press. It didn't take long before the car was taken from the road to the track, competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe. This is a race ser... read more
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Rally exhausts

Thursday, August 11, 2011
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Not only is rallying an exciting sport to take part in and to watch, it places unusual demands on many of the components that make up the car and engine. Turbocharged engines in particular, with their anti-lag systems to aid transient response, place... read more
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Le Mans exhaust systems

Monday, July 04, 2011
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Race engine exhausts are expected to do a tough job without suffering failure, a job they generally do very well. The results of a broken pipe can be very noticeable for two main reasons - loss of performance and a marked increase in the amount of no... read more
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MotoGP exhausts

Thursday, May 12, 2011
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MotoGP represents a real technical challenge for those who have the resources to design a bespoke race engine. The rules are refreshingly simple and short. There is very little to restrict irresponsible levels of spending, apart from common sense. Th... read more
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NASCAR

Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Although using engines that, in the words of TRD's Lee White are "rooted in 1960's architecture", much about NASCAR is right up to date, employing modern design trends and manufacturing methods. NASCAR appeals to a specific audience, who are perhaps ... read more
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