Pikes Peak 2019

David Sterckx

Dyme Racing at 2019 Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, Colorado, USA

We helped David Sterckx build the Project G1 Mitsubishi EVO IX Time Attack car for the 2019 Pikes Peak event, we helped plumb the car and solve some potential fluid transfer hazards that were a risk on the vehicle. We completely re-plumbed the cooling system and build some protective infrastructure to make sure we could avoid all damage from rocks, debris and abrasion from the climb.

The system worked flawlessly for the entire event and we were able to get good data and ideas for how we can produce parts and protection for this type of rear mounted cooling system, so we can help our clients that need a similar setup, produce solid system.

The air jack system for the vehicle was fully rebuilt, converting from hard lines to a flexible and lightweight PTFE setup, which performed perfectly all week, with little risk of vibration backing off the nuts on the lines.

The air shifter setup on the sequential gear box was also reimagined to reduce and lower the weight in the vehicle, improve packaging and increase the capacity of the system for the course.

Dyme was onsite to provide track support for the event for the week to assist on the preparation and vehicle testing ahead of the race day along with the rest of David’s team, it was a very challenging week for everyone, with some motor and electronics issues hampering the vehicle’s performance, but ultimately it was the weather that forced us to retire, delays from the day’s events pushed us into a afternoon storm, and with super low visibility, it was too dangerous to continue.

Disappointing results for David and the team overall, but a rewarding and challenging experience too, we learnt a lot, worked with some great people and we will return in the future.

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