Services

Rent-a-Racecar

Enter the racing world. Whether trackday or race, we are the right partner for you. Our BMW 325i is the perfect car for you, whether you are a newcomer or an experienced driver.

The car is easy to handle as it reacts more moderately to inputs of the driver than for example a single seater. But it has sufficient potential to guarantee fun also to the more experienced driver.

Analysis & Feedback

Driving with us is not only a great experience, but also offers the opportunity to improve driving skills and hence lap times. Your efforts on the track do not remain unnoticed. If you like, we analyse your driving work and provide you with feedback.

In order to obtain that, we record the vehicle data during your efforts on the race track. With the help of these data we can analyse your operation characteristics lap by lap. Where do you brake, turn into the corner and accelerate out of it. All these things are evaluated in order to discover potential for improvements. At the end of the day it's all about faster and more constant lap times.

When you are leaving the cockpit after a fantastic day on the track you will have a better knowledge of the car and its behaviour. And we guarantee that you will have improved your driving skills.

We have sparked your interest?

You can already sense the speed, the odour of oil, gasoline and tire rubber? Then do not hesitate to call us or drop a line. You convey your desires and we make you an offer.

You can demand our services not only for trackdays but also for racing events like the Histo Cup. If you do not yet have any experience with the driving of race cars, we strongly recommend you to complete one or two trackdays first.

Upcoming events

Our racecar is avaible for the following trackdays:

Other dates and race tracks on request!

Why us?

The driver is in the centre of our attention. You do not only rent a race car but a complete service.

Racecar

Our race car has been built up on the basis of a street car according to the regulations of the BMW 325 Challenge (Histo Cup).

Technical Data

Vehicle BMW 325i E30
Engine 2500 ccm, 6-cylinder naturally aspirated ICE (BMW M20)
Gearbox Getrag 5 gears, H-shifting pattern with CAE shifting lever
Rear Drive Drexler with limited slip
Suspension KW dampers, adjustable bound and rebound, low compliance bushings at the front and rear suspension-to-body mounts
Brakes OEM master cylinder and brake calipers, ATE brake discs, air cooling at the front brakes
Tires 205 / 50 ZR 15
Roll cage Heigo
Fuel tank OEM with anti-explosive filling
Electrics Re-engineered with automatic circuit breakers
Instruments Analogue oil pressure, oil temperature and water temperature gauges, digital rev counter with shift lights
Data Logging Racelogic

Traction Boundaries

Max. acceleration 0,4g
Max. deceleration -1,2g
Max. lateral acceleration 1,5g

Our car will be checked carefully after every ride on the track. Not only coolants, lubricants and hydraulic fluids need to be monitored, but also many moving parts of the car. Especially those parts with relevance for driver safety like brake pads, brake discs, steering etc. need thoroughly attention. On the race track most parts of the car are much more strained than in everyday road traffic. Hence many parts are routinely replaced.

Particular attention is also required for the tires as they are the only link between chassis and road. The tire pressure is an important component within the setup process of the race car. Therefore it will be monitored regularly at pit-stops and adjusted if necessary. It is correlated with the tire temperature, which has to be kept within a certain window in order to retrieve the maximum lateral tire forces. The pattern of tire wear provides information about the suspension setup and thus can require adjustments accordingly.

component within the setup process of the race car. Therefore it will be monitored regularly at pit-stops and adjusted if necessary. It is correlated with the tire temperature, which has to be kept within a certain window in order to retrieve the maximum lateral tire forces. The pattern of tire wear provides information about the suspension setup and thus can require adjustments accordingly.

After each event the car will be checked thoroughly, surveyed and serviced at the native workshop. Thus you basically get into a new car every time you go to the race track.

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About us

Yawspeed [jɔːspiːd ] is your speed. The name says it all.
Sounds bulky but isn't.

Everything that moves has a mass, a velocity and an acceleration that conveys it there. It is not different with a car. It is moving along three axes and rotating around them. The rotation of the car around the vertical axis is called yawing.

As soon as the driver turns the steering wheel at the corner entry a slip angle is applied to the front tires so that they can generate lateral forces. At the same time the vehicle receives an impulse around the vertical axis, accelerates around it and obtains a yaw velocity. Now a slip angle is imposed on the rear tires as well and lateral forces will be generated at this end of the car.

The centripetal acceleration rises and and the yaw acceleration decreases. The transition to a steady state cornering is completed.

Without side forces at the tire contact patches there is no fast way around a corner. There has to be a balance between the lateral forces at the tire contact patches and the centrifugal forces of the vehicle mass. If this is not (anymore) the case, the car will stop to comply with the drivers inputs. It will abandon the desired driving path. - In the end the driver is the Yawspeed manager.

Ing. Christian Gneist MSc
Owner / Managing Director

Born as petrolhead: Karting, educated in Automotive Engineering, Racing in Formula Ford, Engine Designer. Then studies in finance, finance world. And again motorsport.

Partner

Contact

Yawspeed Autosport e.U.
Ing. Christian Gneist MSc
Tel. +43 (0) 676 / 43 55 242
office@yawspeed.com

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