See how difficult it is to launch a rally carOctober 6, 2019
Real racing cars require a number of procedures.
The Hyundai i20 WRC rally car can accelerate to 100 km/h in no time, but to get started, you need to spend a lot of time.
If in an ordinary civilian car you can just sit in a seat, fasten your seat belt, start the engine, turn on the gear and drive, then a rally car is a completely different matter. The editor of Top Gear, Olli Maryridge, demonstrated by his own example the impressive complexity of completing the procedure for starting the engine and starting from a place on the Hyundai i20 WRC.
Even before you start the engine, you need to squeeze into the racing “bucket” and fasten a five-point seat belt. But this is only the beginning. Then you need to press and hold the start button, depress the clutch, pull the hydraulic hand brake, press the gas pedal and release the start button, then simultaneously apply the hand brake and clutch.
Even after the pilot learns this sequence of actions by heart, he will need to practice well in order to learn how to start as quickly and deftly as possible. After a brief workshop, Marridge catapults from the wheel behind the i20 WRC, picking up dust clouds and loose stones from under the wheels.
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