Students, race mechanics for a day

Test Monlau Tatuus


Monlau Repsol Technical School held the first automobile test 2014 on Calafat circuit. Experience has allowed the second-year students of Mechanical Competition Motorsports implement their theoretical knowledge and verify the operation of the cars on track developed by them in the center of Barcelona, ​​under the supervision of their teachers.


The day has been very intense and has enabled students Monlau Repsol Technical School for a few hours to feel authentic racing mechanics . His mission, putting both cars on track Formula Renault Tatuus ( equipped with a 1.6 ) mounted by them during the course. They have also been able to test their skills and resilience in simulated race situations .


Adrián Muñoz and Lisart Santos two 13 year olds from the crew karting and Kids to Win Monlau Repsol, have been responsible for drive with respective formulas. These two young talents, who had never driven a formula with marches, completed 80 laps each at the wheel of their cars, checking timesheets very meritorious without suffering any mechanical mishap, demonstrating the excellent work previously performed by students second year Monlau Repsol Technical School.


The test has also allowed live a mock mechanical Grand Prix , with his usual pit stops to change tires , refuel and try different set- up changes. In addition, students have the opportunity to practice data acquisition looking for the best possible performance in vehicles. Meanwhile, students of initiation have also had their first contact in a circuit and were able to follow at first hand the work of their companions in boxes and pitlane . In all, the test brought together a total of 45 students.


“The aim of the day was put in track two vehicles Tatuus Formula 1.6, the students have completely revised during classes ‘ resolvent practices ‘ (chassis , gearbox , etc. . ). Besides the purely mechanical part , have been able to see the work that is carried out with a driver from the driving position ( making seat adjustments pedals, etc. . ) To tune because during the day were made several changes to set up “, explains David Seguin, coordinator and lecturer in Repsol Monlau Auto Technical School.


” As a complement of the subject ‘ data acquisition ‘, students worked in groups in downloading and analyzing data on the vehicles, mainly in motor control parameters and analysis of data to pilots. The cars have been very reliable, the result of a great work of preparation by students, allowing drivers to advance their learning of piloting a car , “concluded Seguin.


This test represented the culmination of a long collective process and is part of the entertainment program of studies Mechanics Automobile Competition. In the first year, students take two practices with tourism cars and rally cars, while in the second, work with formulas and again with rally cars. The goal is to master all aspects of motorsport mechanics and training future talents.

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