|SA-Dakar 2011: Mcrae Buggy Latino with seven cars - and Latin influence.|
2011 the "Mcrae ProDakar"-Team will have a very strong Latin influence. It welcomes the Argentinian legion, formed by ex F1 driver Norberto Fontana, Argentinian Touring Car Champion Juan Manuel Silva, and South American Touring Car Champion Emilio Spartaro.
They will be joining Albert Bosch who recently achieved summit in Mount Everest early this year and the incombustible Tim Coronel followed by Dees Beffie and Pierre Bloom to take the line up in the 2011 South America Dakar.
The pilots will be racing in the evolutional Mcrae Buggy wich just finished its last pre Dakar test in southern Morocco. The car boasts an extended chasis in order to fit a bigger fuel tank, placing it lower to achieve a lower point of gravity.
A new engine management combined with a new CVT system that has dropped fuel consumption down 50%. The Transmission system has been fitted with a dust proof case with filtered force fed air to avoid the dust problems suffered last year.
In total there have been more than 20 new modifications made to the design in order to improve reliability. The cars debuted last year at the Dakar which turned out to be their testing ground of which a lot of valuable lessons were learnet and have been put in to practice this year in the redesigning of the car all together creating the MC-2.
Chris Leyds comented: "I know we are unique in formats for this kind of motor sport, being the first 2 wheel drive single seater finishing the dakar ever last year, we have been working flat out to perfect our MC-2. With this upgrade we hope to improve the last years result and get more cars towards the finish, it will be a heavy job but everybody is really motivated to achieve the goal. We are proud to have 7 cars like last year, a total team of over 20 persons is working hard to get the last preparation done".
For more informations please visit the official website at [ www.mcraebuggy.com ] or follow the Team at Facebook [ www.facebook.com/mcraebuggy ].
2010/12/02 | 13:51 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/MCRAE