In addition to testing the reliability and ergonomics of the NRX, the car was instrumented with strain gauges, an accelerometer and various other data logging equipment, allowing us to successfully record suspension travel and forces, alongside performance telemetry of the car. One such graph of pedal travel against time can be seen above.
Data such as this, when time-synchronised with GoPro footage (above), is proving invaluable when designing NR11. It shows the true forces that components are subjected to, allowing us to cut mass by reducing component size and introducing new materials to reflect the results.
We are planning to head down to Teeside for another test in February, hopefully the weather will allow us to warm up the tyres and load up the suspension as we carve through the corners. A huge thanks to Teeside Autodrome/karting once again for being hugely accommodating to our needs; providing a location to perform our invaluable testing.