Riley Technologies Introduces Rolex GT Sports Car Chassis Indianapolis, Indiana (June 22, 2005) -- Riley Technologies are continuing their long-standing support and participation in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series with the...
Riley Technologies Introduces Rolex GT Sports Car Chassis
Indianapolis, Indiana (June 22, 2005) -- Riley Technologies are continuing their long-standing support and participation in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series with the introduction of a new Riley chassis for use in the rapidly growing Rolex Series GT class. Riley Technologies introduced the Riley Mk.XI chassis for the Daytona Prototype classification last season and the car has been and continues to be impressive out of the box.
The production-based Rolex Series GT class was redefined for 2005 to ensure closer competition and cost containment in the Grand American Road Racing Association-sanctioned events. The first three cars have already been sold; with chassis number four available for delivery in September 2005.
The base chassis is 20 inches high and includes front and rear suspension, engine mounts, as well as drivetrain set-up and transaxle mounts for an EMCO transaxle. It is a solid platform from which to finish the roll cage, hang the body, paneling, wiring and plumbing. The customer specifies the wheelbase and overall width at time of order. Alcon brakes and BBS wheels are part of the Riley Rolex GT car package. Live engine, exhaust, body pieces, radiator, bumpers, roll cage and seat mounts will need to be added to complete the car.
"We are pleased to announce the second Riley designed and constructed chassis for the Grand American Rolex Series," said Bill Riley, Vice-President of Riley Technologies. "We have been very successful with the Riley Mk.XI chassis in the Daytona Prototype class and decided we wanted to produce a chassis for the GT class as well. We will be able to offer full parts support for suspension and drivetrain for the new GT car at all the combined Daytona Prototype and GT events."
"As Riley Technologies discovered, the rules package we introduced for the GT class this year makes tube frame GT chassis similar to Daytona Prototypes," said Mark Raffauf, Director of Competition for Grand American. "Obviously, the Riley Daytona Prototype chassis has proven to be extremely successful, and we are confident that Riley will produce a fine piece for the GT class as well. We're looking forward to seeing the new cars on track."
Riley Technologies won the 2004 Rolex Sports Car Daytona Prototype Chassis Constructor Championship after Riley chassis won seven of twelve races, collected every pole and every fastest lap during the season.