ETCR car - The dynamic shakedown at Great Tew

ETCR car - The dynamic shakedown at Great Tew

29.09.2020: Following the completion of the static integration, with the support of WAE’s engineers and technicians, the team moved to Great Tew test track in the heart of Oxfordshire for a dynamic shakedown; during which the car was pushed to the limit; completing


Following the completion of the static integration, with the support of WAE’s engineers and technicians, the team moved to Great Tew test track in the heart of Oxfordshire for a dynamic shakedown; during  which the car was pushed to the limit; completing over 300km, proving itself to be both safe and reliable.



Before wheels turned, the High Voltage system was signed-off and safety critical operation guidelines were established.
On track test activities included


- throttle pedal calibration


- power arbitration, push to pass and pit limiter test


- recharging using Enel X charger and Lauda chiller in different environments including the rapid recharge function from 9% to 98%


- a baseline full speed run with Traction Control off


- an important dynamic test of the E-stop safety system ensuring the running car comes to a controlled rapid stop


- a dedicated day assigned to tyre testing with the use of the Speed over Ground sensor
    




Maurício Slaviero, Head of ETCR project for the WSC Group commented
: “As a result of COVID, it has been a long wait, but we are finally able to move ahead. We are delighted that the integration of the very first car was successfully completed which enables us to follow the integration process with the Ferraris, Alfa Romeo and the CUPRA between the end of October and beginning of November.


The MG is expected to be completed by early December and these are the cars that will be submitted for the homologation procedure. Once completed, each manufacturer will be able to produce individual racing cars for the different championships.”





Alec Patterson, ETCR Senior Programme Manager at WAE added:
“We are delighted that the physical testing phase of the programme has gone so well, which validates all the preparation work the engineers completed in the digital environment and on the electrical lab car beforehand.





The teams now head to Italy for further track testing, allowing them to correlate their analysis tools in a simulated race environment, optimising all the electrical systems prior to final delivery of the batteries for the start of the programme in 2021.”







- Fabio Ravaioli, photos WSC Group/Alex Tapley

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29.09.2020 / MaP

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