Formula LGB Hyundai


Formula LGB Hyundai

Infobox Automobile


name=Formula LGB Hyundai
manufacturer=Super Speeds(Pvt) Ltd,India
class=Open Wheeled Formula Racing Car
production=2006 - Present
Engine= 1400cc Hyundai Accent,Rear Mounted,Longitudinal
Chassis= Spaceframe

Formula LGB Hyundai is a single seater, open wheel class in motorsport in India launched in 2006 by LGB with Hyundai being the Engine supplier. The cars are powered by 1.4 liter Indian built Hyundai Accent engines in the entry level JK Road Racing National Championship series. This car along with Formula LGB Swift can be considered as an Indian equivalent of Europe’s Formula Ford series, where it is void of aerodynamic aids like wings. This series is one of the starter formula series to enable karting drivers step into Formula Car.

Name

LGB denotes L.G. Balakrishnan Brothers,the manufacturers of Rolon Chains and Sprockets. LGB is the parent company of Super Speeds that designs constructs the cars. Hyundai is named for the engine supplier.

Engine

The engine is supplied by Hyundai India Ltd. The engine is a stock version of the 1.5 litre 94 BHP used in Indian-built Hyundai Accent. The engine and gearbox are mounted longitudinally in the car. This also Hyundai’s first involvement into Formula Car racing as an engine supplier.

Chassis

The chassis is a spaceframe monocoqueConfusing|date=May 2008 with FRP (Fibre-reinforced plastic) panels, slightly on heavier side, mainly for structural and safety reasons. The space frame is constructed out of square tubes and the tyres are supplied by JK Tyres which are grooved slicks. The chassis is longer than Formula LGB Swift by 100mm has a completely new body design with a raised nosed accommodating a splitter beneath.

Costs

It is one of the cheapest Formula cars in the world to race, with rental for Friday practice, Saturday qualifying and a double race on Sunday (15 Laps each), costing only $800 (as of 2005). That includes tyres and fuel.

Races

Races for the National Championship are held at Coimbatore's Kari Motor Speedway and at Chennai's MMSC Irrugatukottai track.

The car is designed and built by Coimbatore based SuperSpeeds Pvt. Ltd. for LG Sports, makers of ROLON Chains and sprockets, Coimbatore. The car was designed by ex-racer B. Viji (also known as B. Vijaykumar). Also JK Tyres play a major role in the series championships in tyre and driver support, while ex-Formula 3 champ Akbar Ebrahim, also the boss of Team INDIA's A1 Grand Prix, conducts a racing school to train the new drivers. The very first champion (in 2006)to emerge out of this series was former Karting and 2005 Formula LGB Champion Reo Banajee after a closely contested season.

Champions

ee also

*Formula LGB Swift
*FISSME (a.k.a.Formula Maruti)
*Formula Rolon
*JK Tyre National Racing Championship

External links

* [http://www.mmsc.in Madras Motor Sports Club]
* [http://www.thehinduimages.com:8080/hindu/photoDetail.do?photoId=8929244 Formula LGB Hyundai of Gaurav Gill]


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