The planning of Lada in the WTCC has always left much to be desired. The trademark Russian landed in the championship in 2008 with a humble Lada 110 2.0, and it also competed with the Lada Priora intermittently. He returned to the championship in 2013 with the Lada Granta WTCC, a car that garnered the first points of the brand for that season. A decision somewhat peculiar since a year later entered into force the regulations TC1, forcing you to transform the Granta to the new technical requirements. In 2015 premiered the Lada Vesta TC1, putting an end to a whirlwind of changes.
With a pair of wins on the road, if something can’t be denied Lada Sports is working. Virtually every year has had to develop a vehicle from scratch for the requirements of the regulation, by business strategy or by lack of competitiveness. In the preseason of 2014 was adapted by the Lada Granta to the regulations TC1 and in the winter prior to the season 2015 approved the Lada Vesta TC1. In short, this will be the first winter in the last three years in which Lada part with a solid base. And that is something worthy of thank.
With the aim of evolving the Lada Vesta TC1 from the base
acquired, a spokesman for the team welcomes this fact: “We are
in a positive situation for 2016. While in previous years
we had to build a new car each time before the start of
each season, due to changes in regulations or the introduction of
the new models of the range Lada, for this year the engineers of
Lada Sport will use the winter break to make a
program of large-scale testing and to develop the existing car“.
The short-term goal of the Russian team goes through an evolution
of the suspension, the chassis and the address of the Lada Vesta TC1,
while another team of technicians are working on getting
improve the software of the electronic control unit that manages the delivery
power. As usual, Lada Sports will work with its partner
technical ORECA to develop your vehicle and will be used by the circuit
French Magny-Cours as its field tests, but will also to
other paths in europe. The path galo is the cradle of the test team
and there are many, many hours of work and accumulated kilometers.