El Super TC2000 will pay off an old debt: the implementation of the Push to pass, that system that allows pilots have extra power for a limited time. The idea of its use dates from the mid- 2012 when Pablo Peon, in his time as the main reference of the category, had promised to use it from 2013...
The device that will give Oreca turbo engines unos 40 extra horses It has already been tested several times in recent months and will premiere at the start of the 2021 tournament, this weekend at the racetrack in Buenos Aires. That extra horsepower is produced thanks to a change in engine mapping.
As used in other categories, such as StockCar in Brazil, the system is limited by a number of actuations and also by the period in which it can be used. In this case of the Super, the number of "shots" will be half the number of laps of the race and can only be used in the final competition.
Its duration will be calculated in one third of the time of a turn on the circuit; while the inhibition to use it will be enough time so that the extra power cannot be available in the same sector of the track in two consecutive laps.
"In the trials we polished the details of the new Push to Pass module: we developed the system, the motor configuration and the peripherals to establish the power gap that we need for this tool to work"Said Victor Vega, responsible for the Technical Department of the category.
“Our main objective with the Push to Pass is not to generate large overshoots, or to make them on the straight, but to achieve the increase in the suction effect necessary to reach the end of a straight with two vehicles at the same time so that later the pilot try the improvement. That is why we were dedicated to defining the difference in power ", culminated.
Undoubtedly, the arrival of this system monopolizes the attention at the beginning of the contest. Time will tell if he met his objective and if, indeed, the level of the show also skyrockets ...