Over 80 presentations at MSEC 2002

Over 80 technical presentations have been confirmed for America's upcoming SAE Motor Sports Engineering Conference in Indianapolis, taking place in the Westin Hotel and the Indiana Convention Center over December 2-5. The papers will be split into four main sections: Aerodynamics, Engine & Drivetrain, Safety, and Vehicle Dynamics. The bi-annual event will again feature a number of specialist panel discussions featuring many leading engineers from the world motorsport industry

Over 80 presentations at MSEC 2002

The keynote speaker in the opening ceremonies will be Pete Spence, the Ulster-born technical director of Toyota Racing Development. The featured speaker at the traditional banquet will be Francois Castaing, the retired executive VP of DaimlerChrysler.

The main panels will be chaired by Geoff Goddard of TWR Engines (Engine & Drivetrain Committee), former Ford executive Dan Rivard (Vehicle Committee), FIA technical adviser Peter Wright (Vehicle Panel), former GM Motorsport principal John Pierce of Kestrel Advisors (Safety Panel), Lyn St James of LSJ Enterprises (Women in Racing Panel), and technical author Paul Lane (Young Engineers Panel).

As ever, MSEC delegates will also be able to participate in the accompanying exposition and in 'technical tours' which this year will include visits to Andretti Green Racing, Auto Research Center, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Riley & Scott Engineering.

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