Although we did a lot of work during the last month, our new engine will not be ready for the Füchtorf event end of april.
Still a lot of work to do and some important parts are still missing, thus we have to run the 2012 engine configuration ...
Pictures of the new engine.
We will participate in the 2,5t modified Eurocup circuit in 2013.
That's why we hope to find enough time this winter to rebuild a complete spare engine. This year we missed two Eurocup pulls due to engine repair. The goal is to be ready again within one week in case of engine problems during the season.
Additionally, some maintenance work on our bus needs to be done.
After a perfect start with our new tractor, we realized that we made a big step forward with our new chassis and tyres. The handling performance is a way better than during the last years. We are able to put much more power down on track. Two Eurocup podium results proved that we now have the potential to get very close to the european top tractors in the light modified class. Unfortunately we got some unexpected engine problems mid of june. It took us nearly 6 weeks to solve all the problems. No way to fight against Le Coiffeur for the German Championship. Congratulations to Frank and his Team. They did the best job.
We want to say thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors. We had a lot of fun this year!
The engine was ok and made again some horsepower. But on that hard track without any reasonable grip it was not possible for us to show good pulls. As big radial puller we have two problems on those kind of bad tracks; we have no rev. limiter and not enough movable weight. Thus testing was not really possible. During our first run I only tried to open the throtte at some 45m and was stopped around 73m....... We decided for the second pull to go for a tyre pressure we never used before, unfortunately when I opened the throttle, the tractor started to jump an I decided to stop rather than risk needless engine damage. Definetely no fair competition was possible in the 2,5t modified......
As expected, the supercharger drive had been damaged during our showpull in Norway.
That's why we could not perform as expected on the EC in Füchtorf last weekend. But luckily, the damage was not too severe. We have almost repaired the engine. Because it is the last opportunity for us to test this year, we decided anyway to go for the pull in Alkersleben next weekend. We even expect to do a showpull on saturday evening.....we will see. We want to test a couple of details out there and we hope to get some more important information from our logger system.
It’s really an up and down for us this season. Again bad luck in Füchtorf. After the first pull, obviously, we had no charging pressure. It was impossible for us to make a full pull. Because we had a lot of supporters in the Füchtorf Arena, we decided to go for the second attempt. Of course, we knew at that moment that we couldn’t go further. It seems that we broke a part inside the engine during our Show-Pull in Norway. Unfortunately the problem couldn’t be detected during our usual maintenance work. We finished at a disappointed 10th place. At this moment, it seems to be impossible for us to repair the engine for the pull in Alkersleben. We will keep you informed about our winter work.