Mark Berry and Formula One designer select DJ Engineering Wing from The Tuners Group to take the Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GT-R to the next levelMark Berry's Yokohama Advan R34 GT-R Photo by Mark Pakula
The Tuners Group is very pleased to announce that Mark Berry's Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GT-R will be running one of our high downforce pre-preg carbon fibre DJ Engineering rear wings at the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge.
DJ Engineering wings are designed by world renowned wing designer and highly respected aerodynamics and racing author Simon McBeath, and are used by highly respected and championship winning teams including Lotus Motorsport (the factory Lotus motorsport department), Prodrive, RLR MSport, Juno (DJ wings are standard fitment on all Juno's), and Matech (Matech were the FIA GT3 Champions in 2008 and FIA GT3 Championship Runners Up in 2009).
The DJ Engineering wing was selected for the R34 by Mark and an independent Formula One designer and aerodynamicist who is working with Mark's team this year, following a rigorous wing selection process which involved analysis of a number of wings from different manufacturers. So we are delighted that the DJ Engineering wing has been selected as the winner of that selection process.DJ Racecars High Downforce SM203 Dual Element Rear Wing
Mark's R34 will be running a pre-preg carbon fibre DJ Engineering SM203 Dual Element High Downforce rear wing (shown above).
CFD test results of this wing's profile revealed that at a span width of 2100 mm, at 100 mph / 160.93 kph the SM203 dual element wing produces a massive 2285 Newtons of downforce (approx 233 kg force / 513 lb force) ... an incredible amount of downforce at just 100 mph.
The width of the wing that Mark's car will be running is not being disclosed at this stage.Mark Berry at the wheel of the R34 GT-R. Photo by Mark Pakula
Mark Berry, owner and driver of the Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GT-R said about the new wing:
"We are very excited to be running the DJ Engineering SM203 dual element wing from DJ Engineering & The Tuners Group on the Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GTR.
This year the car is undergoing some major changes with the aero design to assist with more downforce, which is why we have chosen the SM203 dual element wing.
We have found the downforce loads of the SM203 dual element will complement the total package of the cars new aero package.
I am very much looking forward to hitting the track at World Time Attack 2011."
Adam Richardson, Managing Director of The Tuners Group said of the news:
"During testing of Mark's car for last year's 2010 World Time Attack Challenge, it became clear that the R34 needed more downforce to be able to go faster.A DJ rear wing being wind tunnel tested on the RLR Msport Ligier in the MIRA Full Scale Wind Tunnel
So soon after the 2010 World Time Attack Challenge, The Tuners Group went on a worldwide search for a range of wings that could meet the downforce requirements of our Time Attack customers in particular, but also all our other racing customers.
That search led us to Simon McBeath who is the designer of the DJ Engineering wings, and soon after we were appointed as the exclusive national representatives for DJ Engineering.Image credit: S. McBeath / sm-aerotechniques
Full scale wind tunnel testing of the DJ Engineering wings has been carried out on real race cars in the MIRA Wind Tunnel, as well as extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of Simon McBeath's wing profiles used on the DJ Engineering wings.
When we saw the test data for the DJ Engineering high downforce wings, we could see instantly why they are chosen by so many winning teams ... they produced the highest levels of downforce of any racecar wing we have ever tested.DJ Wings are manufactured using Formula One quality pre-preg carbon fibre in mirror polished CNC'd billet high temperature aluminium molds. Shown above is a photo of a DJ wing in this cutting edge mold system. Click the image to enlarge
Add to that the fact that the DJ Engineering wings are made from genuine pre-preg carbon fibre in CNC machined aluminium molds for dimensional accuracy, light weight and high strength, and the attention to detail and craftsmanship by DJ Engineering in the manufacturing process, and we knew we had found a range of wings that could take our customers cars and the cars we sponsor to the next level.
We're very pleased that Mark Berry and his Formula One aerodynamicist have selected one of our DJ Engineering wings for the car.
A number of other time attack teams will also be running our DJ Engineering wings at the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge, and there has been great interest from racers in circuit racing, tarmac rally, hillclimbing, rallying, track days and time attack racing.
With prices starting at just £995 for a DJ wing, not only can top level teams get international GT racing aero technology onto their cars extremely affordably, but also the range of DJ wings is also very affordable for weekend racers, privateers and track day competitors.
It's no secret that we want to see the World Time Attack Challenge trophy won by an Australian team beating the fastest time attack cars on the planet, so we are very pleased to have found a way to deliver the high levels of downforce that the top Australian teams need to take on the overseas cars.
We look forward to helping Mark get the aero dialled in during testing, and best of luck at the event Mark.
Go Team Australia !"
A DJ Racecars rear wing being tested in the MIRA full size wind tunnel on the Paragon Porsche 997 ALMS GT2. Image credit: S. McBeath / sm-aerotechniques
Simon McBeath, world renowned wing designer and highly respected aerodynamics and racing author, who designed the DJ Engineering wings said:
"I'm really excited at the prospect of seeing how Mark Berry, Australia's top Time Attack exponent goes with an SM203 dual element wing installed on his R34 GT-R.
Once he has established an aerodynamic balance on the car I think he's going to 'out downforce' everyone else out there!
Good luck Mark."
DJ Engineering Rear Wing on the Matech Ford GT FIA GT1 Racecar. Matech were the FIA GT3 Champions in 2008 and FIA GT3 Championship Runners Up in 2009. Image credit: Matech Concepts
Del Quigley, the owner of DJ Engineering said:
"DJ Engineering are delighted to be entering time attack in Australia with a highly developed SM203 pre-preg carbon fibre wing fitted to the superb R34 GT-R driven by Mark Berry with such excellent results.
But as ever within motorsport the quest for ever lighter and better components in order to maintain the advantage is relentless ...
Which is why Mark has chosen a DJ wing from The Tuners Group."
More info and how to order a DJ Engineering Wing on your car
The Tuners Group are the exclusive representatives for DJ Engineering and these wings can be shipped worldwide. Full info on our range of DJ Engineering wings can be found here ...
More info about Mark Berry's Advan / Hi Octane Racing R34 GT-R
More info on the 2011 World Time Attack Challenge can be found here ...