While the world Superbike championship (WorldSBK) was on hiatus, the team BMW Motorrad Motorsport did not slow the momentum. BMW engineers continued to test the BMW S1000RR in the wind tunnel (which 2 600 HP electric motor accelerates the flow of air to a speed of 255 km/h) c 3D model of the pilot Eugene Laverty.
Aerodynamics is one of the key factors influencing the maximum speed of motorcycle racing. Most, at first glance, insignificant details can significantly affect the result. The complexity of the aerodynamics of a motorcycle compared to a car in that to get the real picture it is necessary to purge the motorcycle along with rider rider. Racer creates its own wind resistance and affects the flow of air bike.
To improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the equipment, it is important to study the impact on air flows of all items in the bundle – that is, the motorcycle and the pilot. The use of such innovative techniques like 3D-scanning, greatly facilitates testing. This technology has proven to be during coronavirus Talon. The pilots of team BMW Motorrad Motorsport couldn’t get to Munich because of the quarantine and stop flights. A 3D model of the rider allowed them to continue testing during a forced break in the racing calendar.
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Ilya Baryshev, BMW Group Russia