October 7, 2022 at 8: 35 am
-LRB- That from Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) The patent-pending healing gadget collectively established by Granfors Racing has actually been authorized by the FIA and is the very first option of its kind established as part of motorsport’s electrification transformation.
-LRB- The model satisfies the FIA’s rigorous security procedures and permits electrical rallycross cars to be restored from the track without anybody physically touching the cars and truck– an initially in motorsport.
-LRB- Volvo CE established an ingenious ‘Hands off’ service together with Granfors Racing. A Volvo EWR150 E wheeled excavator, an Engcon blower and an insulated healing plate are utilized to make healing quicker, much easier and, above all, much safer.
-LRB- The patent-pending system will be evaluated throughout the FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX), the next race to be kept in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on the weekend of October 8 and 9.
The brand-new racing vehicle healing gadget is a special option worldwide of racing and the very first of its kind to be presented on a circuit considering that the FIA began the electrification of its RX World racing series. Thanks to this patent-pending service, present 100 percent electrical racing cars can be restored from race course without manual intervention. This suggests that there is no requirement for employees to hurry to the rail and lock the vehicle with a healing vehicle, as held true in the past. This not just makes the procedure more secure, however likewise more effective and quicker.
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Volvo CE established the service in its function as the main provider of building products and track building partner of the World RX racing series in addition to the Swedish starting Granfors Race. After being checked at the Riga, Latvia race weekend in September, it has actually now been acknowledged by the FIA as the very best option for race course healing. Eager viewers will have the ability to see it in action throughout the October 8 and 9 race weekend at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium.
” With the fast intro of this ingenious service, we are satisfying our dedication to advance our market and motorsport in regards to security and sustainability. Thanks to this strong collaboration with the FIA and Engcon, we can speed up the shift to electrification, and bringing more reliability, effectiveness and security to the racetrack,” states Arvid Rinaldo, Corporate Communications and Partnerships at Volvo CE.
-LRB- In safe hands
With the increase of electrical racing comes brand-new levels of security factors to consider, as rallycross cars can speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds– even much faster than a Formula 1 racing cars and truck. At the exact same time, it is very important to observe the needed preventative measures when dealing with electrical automobiles.
” Electric racing is a brand-new innovation that brings brand-new security difficulties. We need to face this and establish brand-new tools. Volvo CE has actually been really mindful in assisting us and establishing a gadget that permits us to bring back cars securely and effectively. Which’s precisely what we were searching for: security of electrical energy along with effectiveness,” discusses Benoît Dupont, Manager of the FIA Off-Road Division.
With security a concern, the FIA has actually presented a traffic signal system as part of its brand-new e-mobility security procedures. Whenever the electrical racing vehicle leaves the track, lights on the vehicle suggest the automobile’s security status. If it is red, it indicates to those close-by that it is not safe to touch the vehicle and they should wait on the main return of the vehicle.
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-LRB- Three times safe
To adhere to this system and assist in the safe healing of the’ Red’ electrical rallycross cars, Volvo CE and Granfors Racing have actually established their own triple security system. After the motorists have actually been securely eliminated from the vehicle for the very first time by experienced workers, the vehicle is thoroughly gotten by a flat, insulated healing panel, which is managed, raised, decreased and at the needed angle by Engcon’s360- degree lift installed on Volvo. EWR150E is presented. The mix of these 3 components not just guarantees the safe handling of battery-powered lorries, however likewise guarantees effectiveness and versatility. The EWR150 E grease wheeled excavator supplies the steady, compact swing needed for the complex maneuvers and trusted handling needed throughout this procedure to rapidly and securely provide a crashed race automobile to its designated healing website.
Developed in partnership with Engcon, who provided the tiltrotator accessory, and checked under the FIA's rigorous security conditions, the outcome is an ingenious development that sets brand-new requirements in motorsport security.
The service is likewise really essential for the security of motorists. Klara Andersson, among the chauffeurs of the Construction Equipment Dealers Team, validates: "Although we constantly pursue triumph and every race is an adrenaline rush from start to end up, we understand that in World RX our security constantly precedes, specifically in this. a brand-new period of electrical racing. With this brand-new, robust system, we can be sure that our security remains in great hands-- which any disturbance to the race will be reduced."