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Why Supercars transient dyno testing is yet to occur

TRANSIENT dyno engine parity testing has been a topic of discussion in Supercars for 12 months now, but a timeline for it to occur remains elusive.

So, what’s the go?

Well, for a start, the option of upgrading and utilising DS International’s equipment in Melbourne was investigated before a determination was eventually made that Supercars was better off heading to the facilities of Michigan-based AVL Mobility Technologies in the United States.

Even then, multiple sources have pointed to the complexities of the process at hand, which has led Supercars to focus on refining before making the next trip Stateside (following two off-season visits to the Windshear wind tunnel).

It has made for a slow burn but in the interim, progress has been hailed on Ford’s 5.4-litre Coyote under the watch of Dick Johnson Racing-owned Motorsport Powertrains.

Stephen Grove had, however, asserted post-Albert Park that more work was required before the Repco Bathurst 1000 in October.

Efforts duly remain ongoing; V8 Sleuth understands the latest example of on-track Ford engine testing is set to occur today. Thomas Randle’s Castrol Mustang had been used for similar testing pre-Taupō.

But back to transient dyno testing…

“We’re working on that at the moment,” Supercars general manager of motorsport Tim Edwards told the Motorsport News Podcast.

“What we’re trying to do is make sure that when we go, we have got all of the tools that we need and we’re totally ready.

“When there’s still bits of map adjustments and things like that going on, you want to make sure that you have got the engines as close as you can using the tools that we’ve already got at our disposal.

“What we don’t want to do is fly over to America and hop on an AVL dyno and start doing what I’d argue is some of the basics.

“You want to make sure you have got everything as close as you possibly can with the tools you have got. We have got torque sensors in the cars, so that’s just another thing that’s giving us more information.

“But we’re getting closer to locking all of that down.”

Edwards was cagey though when quizzed by MN host Will Dale on exactly how close.

“We’re getting closer,” the former Tickford Racing CEO simply replied.

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