Getting The Car Race Ready
Catching up with the team this last weekend, we asked some of the engineers how they get the car ready for the race. Despite racing the car as stock, the team does make a number of adjustments to set up the car for each track.
These adjustments are done during practice where the drivers are allowed limited track time. During these sessions, data is extracted from the car to determine how they can adjust certain aspects of its setup. These changes usually relate to the balance and downforce of the car. The AMG GT3 comes with an adjustable rear wing, allowing the team to change the angle depending on the track. The team also adjusts the ride height, dampers, and wheel alignment.
The SA GT races in East London over the last weekend featured Audis, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Porsches. However, Bigfoot Express’ AMG GT3 stood out from the rest of the pack. The AMG GT3 is still relatively new to the grid as it’s the first-ever to be raced on African soil by a local team. Despite this, it’s clear that the car and team are capable of challenging the best GT3 racers in the country.