BTCC » Aon considering LPG switch


Team Aon could move to LPG power for the 2010 BTCC season if test in Spain proves to be a success

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Paul Buckland

January 15, 2010 5:25 PM

I didn't think they had re-fuelling pit stops in BTCC, do they ? My only thought is that the fuel tank would need to be a pressurised type, so would be a lot heavier than a conventional tank, and there is the crash worthiness to consider too. They may be able to run a slightly lighter car to make up for the weight difference, but it depends where they can site the heavy fuel tank, and it could affect the centre of gravity. Still, worth looking into I suppose.

worlds gone mad` - Unregistered

January 15, 2010 5:58 PM

why would they consider this, the car was really making progress at the end of 09, a change now is most likely to have a negative effect. Surely they would be better to fettle the existing car into a consistent front runner and develop the LPG in the background.

or am i totally mad!?

Matt - Unregistered

January 16, 2010 1:29 AM

Btcc doesnt have pit stops as such, just if a driver gets a puncture. Id like to see Aon keep with petrol, The Focus came on leaps and bounds during 2009

JDPower - Unregistered

January 16, 2010 9:00 PM

Chris, problem there is if they did have an advantage Gow would just clamp down on them and force them to run with extra weight or some such penalty the same as he's decided to do to the BMW's for daring to have a slight advantage at the start of a race :rolleyes:

polesitter - Unregistered

January 26, 2010 8:12 PM

LPG HAS been used before in the BTCC.
In 2004 Mardi Gras Motorsport independently entered an LPG powered Super 2000 Honda Civic Type-R which was subsequently replaced by a more competitive BTC-Touring Peugeot 406 Coupe, still LPG powered

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