MEDIA RELEASE • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
SUSPENSIONS TEAMS WITH
LOLA TO CHALLENGE F3 DOMINANCE
manufacturer Lola Cars has joined forces with Multimatic's Dynamic
Suspensions' brand to enhance its assault on the British Formula
The P1 Motorsport
Lola B05/30 Mugen Honda of Danilo Dirani has now been fitted
with Dynamic Suspensions DSSV dampers - the same damping technology
used by Nelsinho Piquet to win last year's British Formula 3
After winning the opening two races of the 2005 season utilising
an evaluation set of the DSSV dampers, Dirani and the P1 team
made a full-time swtich to the Dynamic Suspensions product at
Monza (pictured top click for high res image) and immediately
returned to the front running pace with a pair of third place
I have noticed about these dampers is that they are very responsive
to change, especially during a long test. This is so important
in F3 because in a race weekend there is so little time before
qualifying," Dirani said.
"At the start of the season we won both races at Donington
Park with Multimatic products so I have a good feeling of confidence
about their performance."
between Multimatic and Lola also includes extensive use of the
Multimatic's four post rig at MTCe's Thetford base.
the Dynamic DSSV damper is very advanced and at the moment is
one of the best in the marketplace," said Adam Airey, Lola
"It has a highly developed method of control and is very
predictable. Due to this we are able to model the characteristics
which makes the DSSV completely unique."
competitive worlds of Formula One, CART, IRL IndyCar Series,
Formula 3 and international sportscar racing have been the laboratory
for the high speed research and development of the new and unique
Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve - DSSV Damping Technology.
After taking victories in each of these categories and winning
the 2002 and 2004 Champ Car World Series and 2004 British Formula
3 Championship, Dynamic Suspensions unveiled the new range DSSV
dampers in January at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham,
Currently used extensively in Formula One, sportscars and the
Champ Car World Series, Multimatic is now developing a new mono
tube version of the DSSV product targeted at the Formula 3 market.
The new damper (pictured right - click for high res image)
to be introduced for the 2006 Championship season will be available
for both the Lola and Dallara chassis .
development partnership between ourselves and Lola is an ideal
combination as both Multimatic and Lola are looking to increase
our share of the Formula 3 market," Multimatic Technical
Centre Europe General Manager, Roger Tyler said.
design engineers are working on a new package for 2006 which
will enjoy the benefits of the DSSV technology, but be suitably
packaged for Formula 3 competition and appropriately priced
for the market.
damping technology has been developed at the highest levels
of the sport in Formula One and Champ Cars. Formula 3 teams
now will be able to enjoy that same technological advantage
for next year's championship."
more than just a damper - it is a complete program which incorporates
hardware, software and engineering services.
damper program includes Dynamic Suspensions' acclaimed SpecFinder™
software which enables race teams to analytically develop and
precisely match the desired damping characteristic, providing
consistency, enhancing performance and simplifying adjustments.
technology is not just confined to open wheel racing. The DSSV
Technology has also been used in sportscar racing with Multimatic
winning the Daytona Prototype class at the 2003 Rolex 24 at
Daytona and Panoz Motor Sport winning the 2002 ALMS Grand Prix
of Washington DC.
only available through exclusive arrangements, the DSSV dampers
provide significant performance and operational gains over conventional
damping technology and eliminates the use of shims traditionally
used in motorsports dampers.
pure damping characteristics, eliminates cavitation and significantly
minimises temperature sensitivity in a modular design which
is suited to an extensive variety of motorsport applications.
Ryan - Dyanamic Suspensions - +44 1842 755 744
Studer - Dyanamic Suspensions - +44 1842 755 744
20 Fison Way, Thetford,
Norfolk, U.K. IP24 1HJ
Smith - Lola Cars- +44 1480 359590
Cars International Ltd
Glebe Road, St Peters Road, Huntingdon,
Cambridgeshire, U.K. PE29 7DS