So now we are finally home and just unpacked all of our stuff, the trip went great. As many of you might already know we did not get any results at this years Shell Eco-Marathon, due reasons beyond us. That’s racing, sometimes you get a result and sometimes you don’t.
We want to thank our sponsors for making this trip and competition possible for us, we really appreciate your support. We also like to thank our friends for making this event even better.
Now the focus is on the Finish Mileage Marathon August 18/19, we’re we hopefully will get a official result for the 2018’s season. More updates will come soon!
Yesterday did not go as planned, we got the preparations done and were ready for the practise runs and wanted the driver to feel what its like to drive it before we get her out along with other cars. She did about 40 m on the test track and the wedge for the starter gear broke. So back to the paddock and started to strip down the drivetrain and we notice that the wedge for the clutch was also close to really close to breaking down. So we replaced both of them and assemble the engine. We had time for a teststart before the paddock closed for the night.
Our teammanager have been interviewed for some sort of commercial for the event which is going to be shown at the event area. We were also infront of the family photos for the event and they were filming too, so keep your eyes out for that.
Today we are tuning the engine and will make a practise run on the track. Stay tuned for more updates!
Today started with us finishing the last tests to get the car ready for the track, it went really smooth and fast. Right now we are doing tuning to the engine, at 13 (local time) the track is going to open for pratice runs. And we will take that oppertunity and try to get our driver som experience. More uppdates after the practice runs.
Today we have fired up the engine and it works fairly well, struggled a bit earlier today with the ECU, but that is sorted out now and we still got some fine tuning to do for the best possible result. We got into the technical inspection at the end of the day so we only managed to finish 9/12 of the step to get the car approved for the road. Tomorrow at 07:30 t technical will continue for us and we hope to finish it before lunch.The driver was in the car for the first time and it went great. She’s excited to be behind the wheel.
The evening will continue with some adjustments of the chassie and engine tuning.
HiGtech arrived to London yesterday at 11 am yesturday and started the process of signing in the team. We got a quick view of the track and can tell that the “killer hill” has been removed since last year and the track is shorter. We droped off the car in paddock and went to the campsite to build up our camp. At about 14 pm we took a late brunch before we started to complete the car for technical inspection. We are aming to go through technical inspection today and get the drivers in the car as soon as possible.
We have gotten our drivers checked in and we are currently continuing with the last small changes for the technical inspection which opens 2 o’clock. We hope that it will go as smooth as possible, more updates comming soon!
We completed 11 consecutive laps which means we now have our first result of this weekend!
906 km per liter is the result.
We’ll be working on tuning the engine and hope that we’ll be able to improve our result during the day.
While the track has been closed due to rain we have been mapping the engine to get the engine to work with the higher octane petrol.
The track has been drying up so we’re getting ready to head out to the track for our first run.
Reborn successfully passed the technical inspection which means the car is allowed to drive on the track.
Because of the weather the track is closed so we’re hoping for the rain clear up so that we can set our first result on this track.
We are in Nokia now for the Finnish Milage Marathon!
The Finnish Milage Marathon is a competition that is held annually at the Nokian Tyres test track. Each team that participates brings their own prototype car and the goal is to drive as fuel efficiently as possible.
The car we’re competing with is Reborn which you’ve seen from Marathons we’ve participated in before. Reborn have a petrol powered combustion engine.
We’re here to gain experience of competing as a team and the goal is to improve the result of 1127 km/l we got in London at the 2017 Shell Eco Marathon.
The first sessions starts 14:30 CEST.