BJR Winton test report

Following today's test at Winton, please see below quotes from Trading Post Racing's Jason Bright and Team BOC's Jason Richards regarding the first use of V8 Supercars' new control Camshaft Jason Bright, Trading Post Racing "The cam...

Following today's test at Winton, please see below quotes from Trading Post Racing's Jason Bright and Team BOC's Jason Richards regarding the first use of V8 Supercars' new control Camshaft

Jason Bright, Trading Post Racing

"The cam shaft controls all of the valve train on the engine. The ones we used to run were very aggressive and demanding on the lifters, rockers and valves. This one's a lot less aggressive because there's a lot less lift.

"As a result it's much easier on all that gear, which means we should be able to run pistons that have a bit more meat on them and that means we'll get a lot more life out of those components.

"It's definitely a step in the right direction for the category. We've talked about making a change to the engine's top-end for quite a few years to extend its life and we waited way too long.

"It's a small change; on the track you're lucky to notice the difference at all. Even if it takes a bit of fine tuning, it's definitely going to give a longer life for the engine's top-end and therefore, hopefully, the entire engine."

Jason Richards, Team BOC

"Ultimately it can muck around the way the power's delivered so that's what we would notice as drivers. To be fair, we're talking about a very small percentage in the scale of things so it's not something very noticeable from the drivers' point of view. It has involved a lot of work from our engine guys to keep the power the same so maybe some teams are going to be mucked around more than others; time will tell."

-source: bradjonesracing.com.au

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Series Supercars
Drivers Jason Bright , Jason Richards