DUCATI 1199 Panigale racing bikes uses AIM LCU-1 Lambda Controllers

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DUCATI Corse selected AiM LCU-1 Lambda Controllers to monitor the air/fuel ratio of their 1199 Panigale race version. Designed with dedicated hardware/firmware, these controllers allow to optimize carburetion and further improve engine performance.

The kits are included in the Ducati Corse spare parts catalog and are exclusively available c/o their affiliated dealers.

Buy Now: http://www.grid-motorsport.co/products/lcu-one-can

杜卡迪 1199 Panigale 落場賽車使用 AIM LCU-1 LAMBDA 空燃比控制器

杜卡迪車隊選了 AiM LCU-1 LAMBDA 空燃比控制器來監測他們的1199 Panigale 落場賽車的空氣/燃料比。開發了專用的硬件/固設計,這些控制器可以進一步提高發動機的性能。

VBox HD testing Asia Formula Renault in Zhuhai

Winter in Zhuhai is the perfect weather for testing, apart from the Clio Cup race car testing, we are running the Formula Renault 2.0l in preparation for the 2014 season. The formula Renault gives an extraordinary racing experience at a reasonable cost, it is a great car and series for new comers to join. As a training tool we are using the new VBox HD video and data logger for reviewing the driver’s performance and using it as training material for improving their technique and lap time.

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Designed with Motorsport in mind, the new VBOX HD gives you crisp, high definition images supported by high quality GPS data captured at 10 times per second.

The superfast, 720p global shutter CMOS sensor totally eliminates distortion caused by vibration or fast paced action which normally arises from using a rolling shutter, whilst its tiny size camera it extremely versatile and discrete.

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Features

  • 10Hz GPS data logger
  • 720p30 HD camera
  • Global shutter CMOS sensor
  • Records to SD card
  • Predictive Lap Timing (with OLED display)
  • Graphic overlay in post-processing
  • MP4 video & audio recording
  • Internal tank circuit for reliable recording
  • Powerful data analysis software
  • Up to 32 CAN channel inputs
  • USB 2.0 interface

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VBOX HD Setup software allows you to create scenes from scratch or edit the default scenes provided, adding bar graphs, rotary gauges, text elements, pictures and track maps in HD.

  • Full WYSIWYG editor
  • Total gauge and needle design freedom
  • Large library of trackmaps
  • PNG, GIF, JPEG image import
  • Lap feature – BEST, CURRENT, LAST
  • Gauges, text and bar graphs can be associated with any logged parameter
  • X & Y G-force, time, height, vertical velocity displayed in any format
  • Free VBOX HD Setup /Circuit Tools training available

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Camera Specifications

  • Sensor: CMOS global shutter progressive
  • Sensor size: 1/3″
  • Sensor resolution: 1.3 Mega pixels
  • Lens: 60°
  • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Frame rate: 30fps
  • Dynamic Range: 61.3 dB
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Size: 56.75mm length, Ø 21mm
  • Camera Mounting: Standard 1/4″ UNC mounting thread
  • Operating temperature: -30°C to +70°C

Recorder Specifications

  • Size: 132 x 126.3 x 37mm (w x l x h)
  • Media type: SD HC card or SDXC card (max. 128GB /FAT32)
  • Video codec: h.264
  • Video output: HD or analogue composite
  • Audio codec: AAC
  • Audio sampling frequency: 48kHz mono
  • Bit rate: 10+ Mbps
  • External power: 6-30v, approx. 7 Watts
  • External audio: 3.5mm jack input
  • GPS time stamp: 10 updates per second
  • Operating temperature: -10°C to +55°C
  • Storage temperature: -20°C to +60°C
  • Weight: 266g

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Tech Feat.: Race Start Technique by Pete Olson

It is often said that ‘Races are not won at the first corner but are often lost there.’ I disgree. In my years of coaching and watching hundreds of races in various categories, I’ve seen far more races lost at the first corner by lack of aggressiveness than by the feared crash at the start. Fact is, especially in the shorter duration races in Asia of ten or fifteen laps, losing even just a few positions on the start often means the difference between the podium and finishing mid-pack. Some basic strategies:

    1. Drive like an ass. This is the simplest way to put it. On the start, anything and everything goes – during the start and first lap, everyone is jockeying for position. It is your first job to protect your position by any means necessary, short of driving someone off the track, and secondly to pick up a few positions. There are NO rules about blocking at the race start – anything goes – so take advantage of this.
  1. Standing start technique is normally to hold a high rpm, up in the power band, then drop the clutch when the red start lights go off. When you see the 5second board, get the rpm up and be ready, especially for a short start light – sometimes, they only put the start light on for a couple of seconds – don’t be caught off guard. By the time the lights are on, you should be ready to launch, with the clutch as far out as you can go without actually engaging it until its time to start. When you do start, drop the remainder of the clutch travel fairly quickly while increasing rpm, then feather the throttle to prevent wheel spin. If you are starting the rain or a slick track, a somewhat lower rpm may be better. (Rolling Start will be featured soon)
  2. When you start, be ready to pass the car in front – its not unusual for a car to stall on the grid, or maybe the driver in front will simply get off to a slow start – so prior to the start, get an idea of where you want to go if this happens so you don’t wind up driving into the car directly in front of you.
  3. Now that you are off, protect your position going into T1, again using any means necessary – be aggressive. Also have an idea of where you want to brake for T1 – though the braking point will often be dictated by the car in front [unless, ideally you are on pole], you may have clear space directly in front of you – in this case, you want to have a good late brake point in mind for the speed that you will be at going into T1. If possible, during a quiet testing day, you could slow down on the straight then come into T1 at start speed, to get an idea of where your brake point should be for the race start a the circuit. Also, left foot braking is very useful on race starts as when you are going into T1, you can quickly switch from throttle to brake and back and forth if necessary when blocking and dicing for position.
  4. Now that you’ve gotten through T1, on the remainder of that first lap, you still want to keep an eye on the mirrors as you will likely need to protect your position while you fight to gain positions. Again, keep up the aggressiveness and be looking for any opportunity to pass drivers in front, as there will be an accordion effect of cars having to brake early because of the cars in front of them – this can offer you an easy pass on the car in front of you as he has to brake early because of the car in front of him. But keep in mind, people behind you will be looking to do the same to you – so keep an eye on the mirrors and again, be ready to protect your position during the first lap mayhem.
  5. By the end of the first lap, things will start to settle out – this brings us to restarts, which are normally done as a single file rolling start. Keys for the restart:
    • Leave some space to the car in front of you during the safety car laps in order to weave and ride the brakes to keep heat in the tires and brakes in preparation for the restart. BUT, if you see the safety car lights go off towards the end of the lap, this means the safety car will pit in and the restart is about to occur. When you see the safety car lights go off, get directly on the rear wing/bumper of the car in front and stay there – the biggest mistake people make on restarts is leaving too much of a gap on the car in front of them. It is not against the rules to stay close to the car in front – while it is actually against the rules to leave too much of a gap. As you come onto the front straight, downshift if you need to in order to keep the rpm up in the power band, and start to drag the brake with your left foot while increasing throttle, using the brake to hold the car’s speed. When the green flag comes out and the car in front of you suddenly accelerates, pop your foot off the brake and go to full throttle to get a sudden burst of acceleration, and pass the car in front of you or if you can’t, try to set up a pass for T1. Keep in mind that normally, on the restart, you cannot pass the car in front until the green flag station or start/finish line – find out in the driver’s meeting.
    • If you are the car leading the pack for the restart, you can often come onto the straight at slow speed then suddenly accelerate even before the green flag drops, to get an advantage over all the other drivers. Though the officials may decide you will have to start all over again, typically you are allowed one restart without being penalized, if a second restart is caused by you being too far ahead of the other cars – check the rules for your race series. In this case, simply be a bit more cautious on the second restart to make sure the officials don’t call a third restart and slap you with a penalty.

Hope this helps you take some positions and get on the podium!

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2012 Pan Delta AFR Series Race 亚洲AFR方程式系列赛


2012 Pan Delta AFR Series Race

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AFR新车手唐伟枫夺得国际组冠军,申威为IFC组冠

2012年亚洲AFR方程式系列赛第一,二回合的比赛今天在珠海国际赛车场举行,新旧AFR车手为现场的观众送上了精彩的比赛。按照今年的规则,车手被分为两个组别:国际组和IFC

第一回合开始的时候,来自威骏车队的帕特里斯起步完美,在1号弯位超越了杆位车手来自ART车队的黎智聪,同样来自威骏车队的申威则排在第三位。但是,在第一圈快结束的时候,黎智聪和申威同时超越了帕特里斯。在第三圈的时候,从FRD个人培训班出身的唐伟枫在4号弯位因为打滑而被排在其后的申擎和邱泽反超,而本来排在第四位的陈启耀在企图反超排在第三的帕特里斯的时候,因为速度太快,前翼脱落,申擎,邱泽和唐伟枫抓住机会,立即顺势超越。

但是,申擎却在第四圈的时候打滑冲去草地,这样排在其后的邱泽顺利取得第四的位置。同时,第一次参加AFR的唐伟枫加大马力,逐渐逼近这位台湾明星。几圈过后,唐伟枫成功在7号弯超越邱泽,而陈启耀在经过几圈没有前翼的比赛后,最后还是遗憾退赛了。

当第一回合比赛结束后,取得国际组冠军的是唐伟枫,第二名为邱泽,而黎智聪因为抢跑被处于30秒加时处罚,最后排在第三名。在IFC组方面,申威顺利夺得第一名,帕特里斯第二,马汉华第三名

黎智聪夺得亚洲AFR方程式系列赛国际组冠

亚洲AFR方程式系列赛第二回合在下午345分举行,排在第二发车位的帕特里斯再一次完美起步,在1号弯位成功取得头位,紧跟其后的是申威。同样,黎智聪在起步时超越排在前面的唐伟枫和邱泽,变成第三位。
但是在三圈后,黎智聪紧跟申威,两人同时超越帕特里斯。从那时候开始,黎智聪和申威即展开激烈的追逐,而帕特里斯也一直紧跟其后。在第四圈的时候,从FRD培训课程出身的唐伟枫,和来自威骏车队的陈启耀一边防御着想要反超的马汉华,一边也进行着激烈的竞争。唐伟枫此时排在第四

黎智聪和申威的战斗依然进行着,虽然小将黎智聪曾多次想要反超经验丰富的申威,但是一直寻找不到合适的位置。在第九圈的时候,黎智聪终于在11号弯位顺利反超,并逐渐拉大距离一直到比赛结束。再一次跑出全场最快圈速。

台湾明星车手邱泽因为马汉华赛车出现机械问题成功取得第六名,并紧追当时排在第五位的陈启耀。在最后几圈的时候,两人只有很小的差距,但是邱泽一直找不到机会反超。最后,来自ART车队的黎智聪夺得国际组第一名,唐伟枫夺得第二,而台湾明星车手邱泽夺得第三。在IFC组别里,威骏的申威夺得第一名,帕特里斯夺得第二,陈启耀第三名。

因为根据2012年亚洲AFR方程式系列赛规则,车手最后积分将在10回合比赛取其最高分数的8回合比赛,所以任何车手都有机会夺得总冠军头衔。经过这周末在珠海国际赛车场精彩的比赛,第3和第4回合的比赛将会在6月举行

New AFR driver Shaun Thong on top of International Category podium – Wayne Shen takes IFC

The first two rounds of the 2012 AFR Series took place at the Zhuhai International Circuit today, with exciting battles between both AFR veterans and new Formula pilots. This year, there are two categories in the AFR Series, International and IFC.

At the commencement of the first race, Patrice Bonzom of Modena Motorsports got off to a brilliant start and passed pole-sitter ART’s Li Zhi Cong going into Turn One, with Modena’s Wayne Shen following a close 3rd. However, at the end of the first lap, both Li and Wayne managed to get by Patrice. In Lap 3, FRD PTP student Shaun Thong spun shortly after in Turn 4, with Tse Chiu and John Shen taking advantage to move from behine. Meanwhile Samson Chan made a pass attempt on Patrice and lost his front wing; despite fast driving, with the loss of the front down force Samson struggled to stay on the track while John, Chiu and Shaun took advantage of the mishap to get by.

However, John spun into the grass later on in the lap, allowing Chiu to move up to fourth. Meanwhile Shaun had set into a fast pace for his first-ever AFR race, and closed the gap on the Taiwanese star racer. Just a few laps later, Shaun passed Chiu going into Turn 7, while Samson drove off the track and became stuck after a valiant attempt to continue the race with no front wing.

By the end of the race, in the International Category it was Shaun Thong the win, Tse Chiu 2nd, and Li Zhi Cong in 3rd after a 30 second jump start penalty. In the IFC category, it was Wayne Shen with the win, Patrice Bonzom in 2nd, and Kenneth Ma in 3rd. In addition, Taiwanese star Tse Chiu set the 3rd fastest race lap in his very first AFR event, to the delight of the large race day crowd.

Li Zhi Cong wins AFR Series international Category

When the red start lights blinked out for Round Two at 3:45, Patrice Bonzom, who was on second position on the grid, once again got off to a brilliant start. Immediately taking the lead into T1, Patrice was followed closely by Wayne Shen in second and Li Zhi Cong in third, after Li had passed Shaun Tong and Tse Chiu at the start.

By lap three, Li passed Wayne for 2nd, with Wayne passing Patrice to take the lead. From then on, an exciting race-long battle developed between Wayne, Li Zhi Cong following closely behind, and Patrice in 3rd. Also by lap four, Shaun Tong who came out from FRD training course, and Modena motorsports’ Samson Chan had managed to get by Kenneth Ma, with Shaun managing to hold onto 4th for the remainder of his 2nd AFR race.

Meanwhile, to delight of the crowd the exciting battle continued up front as Li Zhi Cong made many pass attempts on Wayne Shen, but never had quite enough speed to get by. Finally during Lap 9, Li completed his pass on Wayne going into T11 and slowly opened the gap on Wayne for the remainder of the race, once again setting the fastest race lap in the process.

Taiwan superstar Tse Chiu, who had moved up to 6th after Kenneth Ma pitted with mechanical issues, slowly closed the gap on 5th place Samson Chan in lap 5. By the last few laps Chiu was less than a second behind Samson, but wasn’t quite able to close up enough for a successful pass attempt. In the end, Asia Racing Team’s Li Zhi Cong took the win in the International Category with Shaun Thong 2nd in only his 2nd AFR race, and Taiwanese star Tse Chiu in 3rd. In the IFC Category it was Modena Motorsport’s Wayne Shen 1st and Patrice Bonzom 2nd, and Samson Chan in 3rd.

The championship is still very much up for grabs, especially in light of the new AFR 2012 rule of a two-race season point’s drop which will increase competitiveness in the series. Rounds 3&4 are sure to bring excitement to AFR fans in June, with AFR off to an exciting and successful start in this weekend’s Pan Delta Racing Festival at Zhuhai International Circuit.