Some of you have been asking us about the progress of the University of Leicester Racing team regarding their 2016 car build out. The quick summary is that they are progressing quite nicely with the fabrication stage of the build out and are getting close to putting the entire package together in time for the upcoming racing season. As a sponsor we are very excited for them and can’t wait until race season. To follow them click https://www.facebook.com/UoLRacing.
For a better feel for where their 2016 race car is headed have a quick look at the series of photos in this blog accompanied by a short description. The photo above shows the mid chassis fabrication of the 2016 race car and the photo below shows Andras (the team drive train manager) hoisting the chassis high in the air. I am sure Andras is quite a strong lad but what this photo really highlights is the impressive 45 kg lightweight frame achieved through an efficient design and fabrication.
Described by Tom Quaye of team UofL Racing, the photo below – “This photo shows laser cut camber shims in place on the upright assemblies – these control the camber of the racing car wheels relative to the asphalt. A tight tolerance stack is required, and the fantastic machining by HLH meant these tolerances were easily met.”
Described by Tom Quaye of team UofL Racing, the photo below – “And the upright assembly assembled with the wishbone mounts. These parts are now ready for anodising – we have chosen the colour red!”
Described by Tom Quaye of team UofL Racing, the photo below – “Steering rack mounted on its lightweight mounting. This is another in house designed and manufactured component.”
Described by Tom Quaye of team UofL Racing, the photo below – “Suspension mocked up! The use of 3D printed components, as seen with this rocker for prototyping, has been really useful this year!”
Described by Tom Quaye of team UofL Racing, the photo below – “A finished wheel hub! The red disc bobbins allow the brake discs to ‘float’, meaning that alignment between the in house designed brake discs and the brake calipers is always achieved, optimising braking!”
As always, best of luck to team UofL Racing, we look forward to seeing further updates as the components are all put in place. Check back with the HLH blog periodically for further updates. For now, full speed ahead team UofL Racing!