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Race Engine Technology - Issue 096


Issue 96 - August 2016

  • Intro: THE EDITOR - When the IndyCar, WEC and Formula One regulations are next revised, why not allow manufacturers to use the same core engine across them all? 
  • Grid: IN THE NEWS - We talk to Mercedes AMG HPP about Formula One and LM P1, and to Roush Yates Engines about the fresh challenges in the wake of NASCAR’s switch to roller lifters 
  • In Conversation: DOUG YATES - Roush Yates Engines’ co-owner tells Lawrence Butcher how the company became involved in Ford programmes as diverse as stockcar racing and Le Mans 
  • Dossier: RML WTCC I4 TURBO - Lawrence Butcher investigates the development of this versatile engine designed under Global Race Engine regulations 
  • Focus: FUELS - The fuels used by race engines have arguably one of the greatest influences on their performance. David Cooper explains the factors in their composition 
  • Report: LE MANS PROTOTYPE ENGINES 2016 - RET’s unique annual Le Mans Prototype power unit report this year features seven contenders, the newest of which went from hero to zero in dramatic circumstances. Ian Bamsey has the details 
  • Focus: PUSHRODS, ROCKERS AND LIFTERS - The emphasis on developing pushrod valvetrain components these days is on stiffness rather than low component mass, as Wayne Ward explains 
  • Short Take: NGM DURAMAX V8 TURBODIESEL - Ian Bamsey reports on the development process behind this new contender for top spot in NHRDA racing 
  • Report: ISLE OF MAN TT 2016 - Stewart Mitchell looks at some of the key engines at this year’s TT and how they affected their team’s fortunes 
  • PS: BRITISH SINGLE-CYLINDER BIKES - Extracts from a recent book that recounts the golden age of UK motorcycle engineering


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