BR-XV chassis is taking shape……..a little lighter but still very sexy!

BR-XV chassis is taking shape……..a little lighter but still very sexy!

getting the “deck height” checked on this years racing engine…….
We have found some more “horsepower” this year and this should make the car more competitive on the track

getting the “deck height” checked on this years racing engine…….

We have found some more “horsepower” this year and this should make the car more competitive on the track

The Uprights are coming along nicely………We should be fitting the bearings this time next week

The Uprights are coming along nicely………We should be fitting the bearings this time next week

Brunel Racing thanks DYMO for their support

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Brunel Racing has been working with DYMO products for the last two years. Last year the team extensively used Rhino 6000 professional label printer in wiring loom manufacturing. It proved to be a huge asset when it came to identifying a large number of cables in the electrical system. 

This year we are sponsored by labeling accessories which will help to ensure that our electrical system is neat and built to high standards. Brunel Racing would like to thank DYMO for their continuous support.  

The BR-15 team are testing out an aero package…..lots of FEA and CAD going on and if it all goes to plan the new car will have “wings”

The BR-15 team are testing out an aero package…..lots of FEA and CAD going on and if it all goes to plan the new car will have “wings”

BR-Sim worked fantastically and was occupied every day and throughout the show…..lots of young engineers in the making

BR-Sim worked fantastically and was occupied every day and throughout the show…..lots of young engineers in the making

Our stand at the Autosport Show 2014

Our stand at the Autosport Show 2014

Brunel Racing is proud to announce Amber Composites and TenCate Advanced Composites as material suppliers.

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Amber Composites; recently acquired by TenCate Advanced Composites, is a manufacturer of high performance composite materials, specifically for the automotive industries, ranging from Formula 1 to passenger car OEM’s.
 
Amber Composites and TenCate Advanced Composites have supplied the team with pre-impregnated carbon fibre for the vehicle’s bodywork, along with invaluable technical advice regarding material selection.
 
"We chose to use the TenCate E722 prepreg from Amber Composites based on experience within the team of its’ drape qualities, suitable tack level and good component surface finish" said Brunel Racing team member Gareth Gwilliam.
 
"Using proven high performance materials, from reliable suppliers, allows us to hit our targets in terms of weight, stiffness and lead times. We are delighted with the quality of the composite components we have produced this year. Amber Composites and TenCate Advanced Composites have helped us every step of the way; providing technical advice for co-curing with core and adhesives, along with advice on material selection and timely deliveries."
 
BR-14; Brunel Racing’s 2013 Formula Student car successfully competed at Formula Student (Silverstone) at the start of July, completing all events; including being one of only 21 teams to finish the gruelling endurance event.
The team will also compete at the prestigious Formula Student Germany competition (Hockenheim) from July 30th - August 4th, with a view to improving results in all events, building on the car and team’s clear potential.
 
Brunel Racing Launch BR14

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Brunel Racing has officially launched the team’s 2013 car, BR14.

The team will be competing at Formula Student UK at Silverstone and Formula Student Germany at the Hockenheimring.

Brunel Racing would like to thank the various partners, alumni and faculty members that attended the event.

The launch marked a milestone for the project, with the team moving into the test and competition stage of the project.

Look out for more updates in the coming days as the team gets closer to FSUK which starts on July 3rd.

Brunel Racing welcomes Trelleborg as Team Partner

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Brunel Racing is pleased to announce a new partnership with Trelleborg, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of advanced polymer technologies, with expertise across a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, infrastructure and construction. 

As an expert in advanced materials engineering, Trelleborg offers a vast range of tooling block materials, including TB650, EP700 and EP678, which are extensively used in composite manufacturing  across the world, particularly in the UK, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and motorsport industries. 

Brunel Racing will be using Trelleborg’s EP678 tooling block material in the construction of the bodywork for its 2013 entrant to Formula Student (Silverstone) and Formula Student Germany (Hockenheim); BR-14. 

The proven stability of Trelleborg’s products for use in oven and autoclave curing processes will enable the team to produce high quality panels for its car, through the use of accurately machined tooling block moulds; ensuring a surface of limited porosity for moulding on and good fitment of final parts with the systems around them.

Kerry Lyons, Sales Manager at Trelleborg, commented: “We have a long history of supplying high performance tooling board to professional race teams, including Formula 1, and so when we were given the opportunity to help the racing students by donating our material and educating them on its uses, we jumped at the chance to get involved.”

“It’s important that organizations, such as Trelleborg, invest in the engineers of the future and begin to build strong relationships early on in their careers.”

Trelleborg material is already being machined into the front bodywork moulds for BR-14; news of which will follow in the coming weeks. 

For more information on Trelleborg visit its website: www.trelleborg.com