Patron Highcroft repair summary Below is a summary list of the work done on the Patr¢n Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a since Scott Sharp’s horrific crash Thursday at Road Atlanta in practice for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Thanks to Paul Ryan with Patr¢n Highcroft Racing.
Prep Statistics: Pre-Petit work list items: 190
Acura ARX-02a Statistics: Chassis mechanical parts: 4000 Chassis electrical parts: 250 Engine parts: 100 (excluding internals of engine) Gearbox parts: 350 Parts with tracked life: 1000 (excluding internals of engine) Custom hardware (fasteners, o-rings, bearings): 450
Rebuild Statistics: Parts reused: about 10%
Rebuild Timeline (times are when tasks were completed, unless otherwise noted)
Thursday 3:43 PM - Accident 4:15 PM – Damaged assessment finished 4:45 PM – Spare part serial numbers allocated for car build 5:00 PM – Finalized arrangements to ship spare tub 6:00 PM – Spare tub picked up by freight service in California 6:45 PM – Damaged car stripped, reusable parts identified 11:00 PM – Replacement parts prepared and arranged for assembly 12:00 AM – Team back to hotel
Friday 7:10 AM – Spare tub arrives at Atlanta airport, met by team members 7:30 AM – Breakfast 8:00 AM – Begin preparation for car build, organize and layout assemblies 9:30 AM – Spare, bare tub arrives at track 11:00 AM – Tub preparation finished 12:00 PM - Lunch 11:30 PM - Fresh engine fitted 1:30 PM - Fresh gearbox fitted 6:00 PM - Dinner 8:00 PM – Four corners fitted on car 9:00 PM – Race spare preparation begins 11:45 PM – Hydraulic/fuel/electronic systems tested 1:00 AM – Engine fired 4:30 AM – Car on ground 5:45 AM – Set up finished 6:45 AM – Race strategy meeting 8:15 AM – Warm-up / Practice Session
Crash Statistics: Just before impact: Speed: 225 kph (140 mph) Throttle: 100% (Full) Lateral acceleration: 1.5g Gear: 6th (Top gear) Location: Before turn 2
During collision: Car did a full rotation every 1.3 seconds Peak acceleration > 15g From impact to stop: 6.2 seconds
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