Racing for Holland Misses Spa
Engine Switch In The Dome Hybrid
reports that he and Alex Yoong will not participate in the 1000KM
Le Mans Series race at Spa next week (May 14).
his Racing for Holland crew have decided to exchange the Mugen engine
for a Judd V10.
the highest respect for both the Mugen M-Tec organization and Engine
Developments which supplied our RFH Judd engines since 2001,”
commented the Dutchman. “We realized however that the time
available for the task on hand was too short to be able to represent
Mugen in the way that they deserve.
reliability issues that we did not experience before, although they
did not relate to the engine itself but more to components surrounding
it, we deemed it wiser to count our losses now and participate with
a package that we know and can be reliable.”
The Dome was
fast at Istanbul last month, but vibrations caused problems, in
particular with the starter motor.
"There is a harmonics difference between a
V8 and V10 engine and it appears in the different behaviour of the
components surrounding it," explains Lammers. "The components
must be developed with a different - time and money consuming -
strategy which is not affordable for us at this point. This is the
same as current F1 teams experience with the new V8 engine regulations
and they are also working very hard in this area.
is a fast and demanding track and both from safety and reliability
point of view we felt that we had to act responsible towards our
supplying partners Dome, Dunlop and Xtrac,” added Lammers.
we are waiting for new parts to install the Judd GV5 S1 engine.
It is a 5 liter engine as opposed to the 4 liter that we ran in
previous years, but since this is the Hybrid bodywork, it requires
some alterations. Quite frankly we thought we would make it for
Spa, but unfortunately we can’t.”
So a late switch
of engines (heading towards Le Mans) for the brave Dutch team –
but based on the performance of the five litre Judd V10 already
this year, they've chosen a very sensible alternative.
an eye on our web site www.racingforholland.com
“ continues Lammers. “Within the next few days we will
open our shop and you can buy a ‘ball’ on our car via
you want to spend € 100 or € 10.000, -- both are welcome
and all is possible!”