The BRDC British F3 Championship has completed its test programme of the new Mountune-spec engine, which will be used by all teams and drivers in the 2020 championship.
Coupled to an existing British F3 Tatuus chassis and driven by experienced single-seater and sports car racer Garry Findlay, the 230 brake horsepower engine, bespoke to British F3, has completed an extensive durability test at Bedford Autodrome over the weeks either side of the New Year break.
While testing was ongoing, a number of the new units have been built and tested at Mountune’s Essex base, ready for deliveries to teams to begin at the end of this week.
The new engine includes several update features, including revised valve-train components, control systems updates, newly designed wiring looms and a pre-heater system that allows the engine to be brought up to temperature without being run in the garages beforehand.
Giles Butterfield, MSV Group Operations and Engineering Manager, said: “As expected, the new Mountune-built engine has completed a tranche of faultless test running over the winter both on the track and on the dyno, and has met every expectation. Deliveries to teams will now commence, allowing each one to complete their planned pre-season test programmes, and we are convinced that they will be very impressed with the new units.”
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