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Race Preparation

Omicron are able to offer a range of race preparation services, ranging from a complete rebuild of your car to an extremely high standard, to smaller one-off jobs on individual aspects or components on your car.

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Complete Preparation

A full nut-and-bolt preparation job isn’t cheap, but it ensures that all aspects of your car are working at 100%, allowing you to concentrate on the track rather than the workshop. We can go through your car completely, with a fine-toothed comb. The suspension, drivetrain, engine, bodywork, chassis, electrics and electronics can all be perfected and optimised, leaving no stone unturned.

Individual Components

From a front wing endplate to a wiring harness, we can service all parts of your car to a race winning standard.

Engines

Without a decent engine you’ll be going nowhere – literally. We can rebuild, refresh or improve your engine, either to your own specifications or to maximise performance within tight regulations. We have many years of experience, and have build many race winning, reliable engines for single seaters, historic sports cars and rally cars. A lot of our machining work is carried out in house.

We are not carried away with headline power outputs. In the real world, it’s the spread of torque and power that wins races. So good have our engines been that they are frequently claimed to have 15-20hp more than they actually do, and when our rivals have matched this claimed output, at great expense, they are still slower and their engines are less reliable because of it.

Whether your engine just needs the valves lapping in again, or you want it to be tuned for a particular racing category then we can help.

Torque curves are incredibly useful, not just for predicting performance, but for optimising mapping, gearing and aerodynamics.

Torque curves are incredibly useful, not just for predicting performance, but for optimising mapping, gearing and aerodynamics.

Gearboxes and Gearing

Gearboxes are a complex part of the car, where close tolerances, cleanliness and the right choice of components is critical.

We are able to specify the perfect gear ratios for your car which, in a lot of cases, is a compromise between top speed and acceleration. So successful have we been that in over 200 races we have barely ever had to change gearing at the circuit, whereas other teams are refining their selection after every session. We have developed, over several years, some advanced gear ratio selection software that allows us to try different combinations of gearing, engine, circuit and driver so we can make sure that the driver is able to extract the very best from their car.

Aerodynamics

Omicron have invested a lot of time into understanding and quantifying the aerodynamics of our cars. We regularly carry out constant speed aero tests during track-sessions to validate our calculations and keep the correlation within acceptable limits.

As well as maximising downforce at the relevant corner speeds, we also ensure that the car doesn’t create too much drag, and maintains a good balance at all speeds.

One of many aeromaps created by us. Quantites removed to protect our data.

One of many aeromaps created by us. Quantites removed to protect our data.

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