First ASCAR road course test

Anglo-German stock car racing series ASCAR and Hoosier Tire (UK) are analysing the results of the category's first test on a road circuit. A 50-mile run on the 2.45-mile International course at the UK's Rockingham Motor Speedway was made to evaluate a package of engine and chassis modifications, as well the new Hoosier radial-ply tyres to be used in the series in 2003. ASCAR will race on this track layout next season and probably also at Brands Hatch

First ASCAR road course test

The main modifications for road racing are a new sump, allowing the engine oil system to operate under right-hand corner loads, and a revised rear axle with different camber settings. "I'm very pleased with the way our package of modifications has turned the ASCAR into a great road racing car at low cost," said technical director Colin Bennett. "They'll be made available as a kit to all competitors."

Hoosier's Martin Lamb added: "Despite low temperatures, we learned a lot about the way the car uses its tyres and how the teams can fine-tune the chassis. There's a lot more to come from our future tests."

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