- Formula LGB Hyundai
name=Formula LGB Hyundai
Super Speeds(Pvt) Ltd, India
class=Open Wheeled Formula
production=2006 - Present
Hyundai Accent,Rear Mounted,Longitudinal
Formula LGB Hyundai is a single seater,
open wheelclass in motorsport in Indialaunched in 2006 by LGB with Hyundai being the Engine supplier. The cars are powered by 1.4 liter Indian built Hyundai Accentengines in the entry level JK Road Racing National Championship series. This car along with Formula LGB Swiftcan be considered as an Indian equivalent of Europe’s Formula Fordseries, where it is void of aerodynamicaids like wings. This series is one of the starter formula series to enable kartingdrivers step into Formula Car.
LGB denotes L.G. Balakrishnan Brothers,the manufacturers of Rolon Chains and Sprockets. LGB is the parent company of
Super Speedsthat designs constructs the cars. Hyundai is named for the engine supplier.
engineis 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 gearboxare mounted longitudinally in the car. This also Hyundai’s first involvement into Formula Carracing as an engine supplier.
chassisis 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 Swiftby 100mm has a completely new body design with a raised nosed accommodating a splitter beneath.
It is one of the cheapest Formula cars in the world to race, with rental for Friday practice, Saturday
qualifyingand a double race on Sunday (15 Laps each), costing only $800 (as of 2005). That includes tyresand fuel.
Races for the National Championship are held at
Coimbatore's Kari Motor Speedwayand at Chennai's MMSC Irrugatukottai track.
The car is designed and built by
Coimbatorebased 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 LGBChampion Reo Banajee after a closely contested season.
Formula LGB Swift
JK Tyre National Racing Championship
* [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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