19 Oct Route to Daytona through Lola wind tunnel
Iconic British marque’s wind tunnel operations continue to thrive
- Lola supports Multimatic’s role in the development of the new Mazda RT24 P Dpi
Lola’s wind tunnel has played a significant role in the design and development of some of the world’s most famous racing marques through the years. Now this reputation for engineering excellence and the wind tunnel’s unprecedented correlation with performance is helping Multimatic Motorsports in their lead role, developing the new Mazda RT24 P Dpi ahead of its debut in the 2018 Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona.
Lola and Multimatic have a successful relationship dating back to the late 1990s, when Multimatic was a key partner in developing and running the first ever LMP675 class-winning Lola at the 2000 Le Mans 24 Hours – the Lola B2K/40. This connection now sees the Lola wind tunnel supporting Multimatic’s innovative simulation work to evaluate the aero modifications for the 2018 Mazda RT24 P Dpi, which will be racing at Daytona under the Mazda Team Joest banner.
Lola wind tunnel owner Martin Birrane, commented: “Our team at the Lola wind tunnel is very pleased to be involved in such an interesting project, supporting our long-standing relationship with Multimatic Motorsports. Our work with customers, such as Penske, Scania Trucks and Multimatic, are great examples of how manufacturers and race teams are continuing to benefit from Lola’s world-class wind tunnel facilities.”
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