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Formula Renault - October 2012 - Hillspeed Racing

Formula Renault - October 2012

Formula Renault 2.0 ‘BARC’ Specification


Carbon Fibre cell designed and developed by Tatuus and Renaultsport originally introduced in 2000 and updated with new bodywork in 2007. It features a FIA-approved roll hoop and lateral driver's head protection.

Cockpit Interior 

XAP Multi-Changeable Dashboard Display 

FIA-approved Safety Features: 

Roll Hoop and Lateral Driver's Head Protective Padding 

Deformable, double-jointed steering column 

Removable steering wheel 

Six-point, 3-inch driver's shoulder and lap harnesses 

FT3 fuel cell 

Manually-operated 5kg fire extinguisher 

Note: chassis and engine are of an FIA-approved 'impact break-away' design 


Sealed by Oreca, 16-valve, 4-cylinder type F4R with Orbisoud race exhaust system and catalytic converter, built and developed by Renaultsport. Utilises 35mm restrictor to cap top speed.

Capacity 1998cc 

Max Output 192bhp at 6,500rpm 

Max Torque 22mkg @ 5,500rpm 

Lubrication Dry Sump 

Spark Plugs NGK PFR6E10 

ECU Sealed Magneti Marelli MF4L ignition system 


Sadev 6-speed, sequential gearbox, mechanical control with three specified sets of ratios using a Limited Slip Differential and Twin-Plate, Hydraulic Clutch. 


Petronas, supplied by The Lubricant Consultancy

Speed Measurements (approx.) 

0-100mph in 4.85 seconds 

200kmh-0 in 4.60 seconds 


Front Pushrod, controlled single damper with adjustable bump and rebound 

Rear Pushrod, controlled twin dampers with adjustable bump and rebound 


Four-pot calipers, with ventilated discs and Ferodo (type DS4003) pads. Cockpit-adjustable bias front-to-rear. 


OZ, aluminium, central fixing 

Front 8 inches x 13 inches 

Rear 10 inches x 13 inches 

Tyres Michelin control supplied exclusively by Protyre

Front 16/53 x 13 

Rear 23/57 x 13 

Car Dimensions 

Wheel Base 2,645mm 

Front Track 1,434mm 

Rear Track 1,318mm 

Minimum Weight 

495kg without driver/570kg with driver

George Gamble 22 Oct 2012 Gamble makes sensational racing return on Formula Renault debut

  As the Ginetta Junior Championship reached its conclusion, the 2012 Protyre Formula Renault BARC Winter Series with Michelin got underway at Brands Hatch over the weekend with Hillspeed fielding two cars ­ one for ex-Ginetta Junior racer George Gamble and a second for Matt Rao.   Gamble, making his first competitive outing in six long months and also his maiden race outing in...


  George Gamble, 2011 Ginetta Junior Winter Series Champion, will make a welcome return to the track at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit this weekend, 20th/21st October, after signing a deal with Hillspeed to contest the four-round Protyre Formula Renault BARC Winter Series with Michelin.   The Nottingham 16-year-old will make his single-seater debut with the Hathersage team after a six...

Kieren Vernon 8 Oct 2012 Vernon ends FR BARC season with a flourish

  Silverstone also hosted the finale of the Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship in which Kieran Vernon secured his fourth podium of the campaign to conclude the season an excellent fifth in the driver standings, despite having missed the opening three races of the year.   Round 14 was the pick of the two for the Hillspeed racer ¡© qualifying on the front row, a mere 0.028...

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