The guys from Be Sick Racing have been quite busy these last 24 hours giving “The Doctor” a full on nose job! Their plan was to move the engine down and back by 5 cm (2in) but ended up moving it back by 13 cm (5,1 in) and down by 7 cm (2,8 in) which will be a drastic change for the handling of the car.
“We didnt need all the length of the hood so we cut the old pipes out and made new ones with an all new look and strengthened the tubes around the shock mounts to mimimize the flex of the chassis due to the suspension. Also the roll cage was damaged after all the rollovers last summer so we changed out the bad parts.”
~Be Sick Racing’s spokesman and Team Captain: Anton Örn Árnason~
The job wasn’t done when they fixed the front of the car but they needed to align the rear axle correctly with the front. After all the rolls, twists and turns the car had to suffer from the driver Birgir Sigurðsson they needed to fix the not-so-aligned rear axle and while they did that they changed the front suspension linkage as well.
“We are mounting a 4-link system to the front of the car. That will hopefully allow it to roll the axle a bit more since the old system was way too stiff and tended to tip the car over if just one of the front wheels would go up onto something.”
They are also changing the Turbo manifold for 2 reasons. It got a little bit damaged last season and they wanted to have more clearance between the manifold and the belt-drive system on the front of the car, and with the new changed of the car its possible now. Along with all this they are fabricating brand new driveshafts and are making all the universal joints bigger then they’ve ever had.
“We have also redone all the brake system. New pistons and such, and new bearings in the front axle along with minor fixes.
We plan on redoing the steering actuator as well and taking that one up a notch too. Bigger is better. 😉 ”