The Chassis - Project One 2013 Honda Cadet
For 2014 we are starting with our 2013 Project One Chassis that Lucas has
had so much success with.
Project One are a family run manufacturer who specialise in producing a
chassis for the Honda Cadet class only.
The benefits of this can be seen by their championship results, year on year
Project One virtually lock out the top 10 standings in all of the national series,
grand prix and club meetings.
Lucas collected his new 2013 chassis which was presented by Gerard,
Project One owner, from the P1 race Team on Friday testing at PFi in
early December. This was a real surprise to Lucas as we had not told him
he was getting one and he was literally speechless, although on the trip
home he could not stop talking about it!
So to the chassis itself, the P1 chassis will allow us to dial in settings with
much more accuracy than previously and should translate into quicker lap
times. It will also provide Lucas a known standard on which to practice and
improve his performance.
When we issued the build specification we requested a custom frame
finish which has resulted in a stunning finish which is based on the standard
black powder coating but includes a silver/chrome fleck in the coating which
really sparkles when the sun hits it. This was coupled with a limited
production run P1 graphics set which include chrome inserts on the
standard P1 race livery.
The chassis is powered by a choice of 3No. MSA Specification compliant
Honda GX160 163cm3 capacity engines (1No. Special Parts T2 variant &
2No. T2 Clubman variant).
These units are prepared and maintained by RPM Racing Engines who are
the best and most experienced at tuning these engines to perform at their
optimum whilst being totally reliable for the Honda Cadet Class.
Kart Dashboard / Race Computer - AIM Mychron4
To enable the driver and team to monitor performance we have selected
a Mychron4 Kart Dashboard.The MyChron4 is a powerful data acquisition gauge
and digital display for kart racing. It combines a temperature gauge,
tachometer, lap timer, and data logger into a compact, powerful unit that
easily mounts to the steering wheel.
It is a digital dash, gauge, and data logger with graphical and digital RPM
(tach) indicator, automatic lap time, and temperature input.
We also utilise the additional GPS Unit feature which allows us to monitor many
more parameters such as speed, lateral and in-line G forces and track position
via the AIM Race Studio 2 software suite which is invaluable in reviewing
and tracking performance.
Over the last 12 months we have been investing in the ancillary equipment required to successfully prepare, maintain and race the kart as well as compete and test at different race circuits.
Below is a list, not exhaustive, of the equipment we have which all has been obtained with the aim to enable our team to function to it's best and ensure driver and kart are in A1 condition:-
Race Transporter - Iveco LWB High Top Motorhome with 4 Berths, fridge, cooker, tv, toilet, heating, lighting, awning, safari room, garage area.
GoPro HD Hero Video Camera (used to record training footage of driver input & also race footage)
Paddock Workbench (2No.)
3No. Wet Wheel Sets
3No. Slick Wheel Sets
3No. Honda GX160 Race Prepared Engines
Kart Spares (such as Tie Rods, Stub Axles, Seats, Axles, Hubs, Bodywork, Chains & Sprocktes etc)
Full Race and Workshop tool set
Front Axle Alignment Lazer Kit
Sprocket Alignment Lazer
Tyre Bead Breaker
Tyre Fitting/Removal Tongs
Large Race Tyre Pressure Gauge