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Supercars confirms AVL testing program details

Supercars
14 Jun
Supercars has confirmed next phase of best-practice engine testing will take place later this year
2 mins by Supercars.com
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Supercars has confirmed next phase of best-practice engine testing will take place following July’s Panasonic Air Conditioning Sydney SuperNight.

Supercars will conduct independent engine testing at the AVL facility in Plymouth, Michigan, USA.

The AVL testing will be conducted in two phases.

Phase 1

Phase 1 will commence with unofficial tests to deepen the understanding of each engine, explore various test procedures using advanced equipment, and trial proposed updated Homologation processes.

It will include discovery tests on current WOT output, inertia, negative torque, fuel economy and gear shifting.

This phase will also help AVL, the world-renowned dynamometer manufacturer and engineering service provider to familiarise its staff with the engines and the Homologation process and assist in setting any updated parity targets and tolerances.

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Phase 2

Phase 2 will be the official test, involving representatives from Supercars, the two Homologation Teams (Triple Eight Race Engineering and Dick Johnson Racing), and manufacturer representatives from both General Motors and Ford.

This phase will implement the agreed parity processes, ensuring both engines meet the established parity target tolerances.

Supercars CEO Shane Howard said: “By utilising AVL's state-of-the-art facilities and expertise, we aim to gain unprecedented insights into engine performance.

“Once testing is completed, information from the AVL testing will be passed on to all teams accordingly.”

This initiative follows the successful wind tunnel testing of vehicle aerodynamics at the Windshear facility in North Carolina, USA, before the start of the 2024 Repco Supercars Championship.

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