Toyota Gazoo Racing UK
BTCC aerodynamics package
Toyota Gazoo Racing UK BTCC aerodynamics package
The Toyota Gazoo Racing UK team run by Speedworks in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) engaged us to develop the BTCC Corolla’s aerodynamic performance in a compressed timescale, which we achieved with our class-leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
Despite the incredibly compressed timescales, we were able to deliver not just a full aero design but also the required bodywork package to achieve it in the real world.
As a result of our involvement, average lap times were substantially reduced and the car went on to achieve a number of podium finishes, including an impressive double win at Thruxton.
Virtual analysis of the new aero package demonstrated a 0.75-second reduction in average lap times, a performance improvement that was soon realised on the track.
With Tom Ingram at the wheel, the Toyota Gazoo Racing Corolla went on to claim several fastest laps, a number of podium finishes, and an exciting mid-season double win. The 2020 BTCC season concluded with Ingram placed a creditable fourth in the drivers’ championship.
“D2H was able to offer us a combination of accurate CAD source data, high-quality CFD coupled to aero design, and an ability to manufacture the resulting bodywork design, all within a very tight timescale.
“This end-to-end process was the ideal solution for Speedworks, enabling us to advance the Corolla’s performance ahead of the 2020 season. The results speak for themselves!”
– Christian Dick