MVRC is back!
This year’s cars will feature venturi tunnels in the floor, lower beam wings, front wheel deflectors and revised front and rear wings. With a regulation change like that, now is the perfect opportunity for rookies to enter.
The full ruleset is available now at: https://mantiumchallenge.com/mvrc-rules-2022/
The referenced 3D volumes can be downloaded here: https://mantiumchallenge.com/mvrc-files/
In short, competitors design race cars in 3D CAD, and send them to the organisers ahead of each race. The organisers scrutineer the cars and give warnings or penalties to noncompliant teams. The aerodynamics of each car is then simulated and drag, downforce, center of pressure and engine cooling are entered into the laptime simulator. Competitors get points based on simulated laptime and penalties.
The 2022 season will consist of 5 races:
Race 1 July 31st Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring
Race 2 Sept. 11th Italian Grand Prix - Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Race 3 Oct. 23rd American Grand Prix – Circuit of the Americas
Race 4 Nov. 20th Brazilian Grand Prix – Autodromo Interlagos
Race 5 Dec. 11th British Grand Prix - Silverstone*
Entry to the competition is free, and you can use free software to design the car (for example, FreeCAD, Blender or the hobby version of Fusion). Competitor will be supplied a version of Mantium Flow to run your own CFD tests.
You can now register here: https://mantiumchallenge.com/mvrc-2022-registration/
The MVRC staff consists of:
User LVDH, Andre. He runs Mantium CAE and does the scrutineering and CFD Analysis.
User Spacehead3, Max Taylor. He has provided the new laptime simulation program.
And myself. My name is Christian. I will compile results, write articles and such.
Good luck everyone!
*Edit: the calendar