Parker Racor continues its long-term support of Team Aravi truck racing with the supply of advanced fuel filtration solutions for 2016. Parker Racor is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Aravi truck racing team who in October of 2016, became the Champions of the 24 hour truck race held at Le Mans, France.
The Aravi team
Lionel Montagne, Team Aravi driver and his team were ready to push their truck engine performance to its limits and win the championship.
The championship title has several events during the weekend:
- Race 1: 3rd place
- Race 2: 22nd place (mechanical problem!)
- Race 3: 3rd place
- Race 4: 1st Place
- Gymnkana: 1st place
- Mechanics: 1st place
The combination of the race points in key events; Mechanics, Gymkana and Race 3 gave Lionel and his team the championship of the 24 Truck race. As well as over 55,000 spectators watching the truck race during the weekend spectators were also able to see the Team Aravi truck featured on the official Le Mans posters around the city.
Advanced fuel filtration
The team is utilising a Racor Euro 6 HDEP fuel filter module with primary and secondary filtration along with a separately mounted 24 volt brushless pump with external gears on its trucks. This Racor module must ensure only clean fuel is supplied the engine in extreme and demanding high performance driving conditions.
The fuel filter module with brushless pump can achieve a maximum flow rate of 500 litres per hour (lph) at 8 bar and the pump communicates with the truck ECU via a CANBus network. The pump speed is variable and is controlled and monitored via the ECU to optimise engine performance in the arduous racing conditions.
Racor is continuing to develop its pump technology in partnership with suppliers and key OEMs to help ensure that future filtration products are optimised for performance and durability. The next generation of electric pump technology is under development with the company’s OEM partners and will be integrated with the fuel filtration module to simplify installation and reduce the overall size of the solution.
Article contributed by Adam Pearce, fuel product manager, Parker Racor Filter Division Europe
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