Although Argentina has a very strong motorsport that includes several relevant track categories, there are certain issues that are defined with criteria that are far from the professionalism that they are trying to convey. This happens, for example, with technical regulations, which are often defined more by intuition than by the result of a detailed study.
That is why, on certain occasions, annexes are usually made that correct some aspects of the regulations because the reality does not coincide with what was tried to achieve. Except the Top Race, a division conceived from a prototype equipped with the same engine, the rest of the championships usually put their hands on their regulations to find the much-mentioned parity or to improve the show
El Super TC2000For example, in 2019 he penalized for reducing the aerodynamic loads of his cars from one year to the next, thinking that this would improve the quality of the races. "If the National Tourism offers good shows without charges, we have to remove the charges", was the reasoning they took. But reality indicated otherwise and even produced disparity between the teams, motivating technical and sporting tweaks between dates in one of the worst years of the specialty.
The TN is also another of the series that usually modifies the homologation cards of the cars in the middle of the championships because there is always a vehicle that performs better than another. While in the Road Tourism the “tweaks” to maintain the same harmony between the four participating brands are historic.
But this is not the only recipe for working on a technical regulation. The NASCAR is the best example of that. In 2022 the main category of American motorsports will debut a new concept of vehicle called Gen 7, what will happen to Gen 6 which began its stage in 2013.
The car was tested for a year and a half between October 2019 and April 2021. The Gen 7 program, which included the conceptual update of the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Ford Mustang and Toyota Camry, included a dozen tests on eleven circuits, Richmond, Phoenix, Homestead, Fontana, Dover, Daytona, Martinsville, Darlington y Charlotte.
The tests were not in charge of only one pilot since in the training sessions the vehicle passed through the hands of 13 riders: Austin dillon, Joey Logano, Erik jones, William Byron, Cole custer, Kurt Busch, Martin Truex Jr, chris Buescher, Bubba Wallace, Alex Bowman, David ragan, Drew herring y Tyler Reddick.
The time taken for the development of Gen 7 was directly proportional to the proposed changes like a symmetrical body (on Gen 6 the tail is shifted from the center line to create the lateral force on the right side), larger tires for more grip, two more inches of ground clearance, two downforce packages, a five-speed sequential gearbox that replaces the four-speed H pattern and an independent rear suspension that replaces the solid rear axle.
Argentina is not the United States, it is true. Not even the Argentine championships have the budget of the Yankee series. But his method is to keep in mind. In fact, this scheme was used with success several years ago in Top Race and the TC itself that had their “laboratory cars”, which were later converted into show cars ...
Sometimes taking a long time to work on technical regulations is better than tinkering with improvisations.