In 2011, the team planned its success by securing several cash sponsors early on. However, money can’t buy happiness – but an achieved 160kg ready-to-race weight can! The team really focused on lightweighting every component in the car, and with the Aprilia 2-cylinder engine, RTBR11 achieved 65 bhp @ 9000 rpm, and a torque of 55 Nm @ 8000 rpm. This is the only Team Bath Racing car to date to have competed in America, and it achieved an impressive 5th place overall against a very tough crowd. Unfortunately, the Aprilia engine was not ready for the heavy duty cycle we submitted it to, and the car suffered engine failure midway through the endurance event.
|Powertrain||Aprilia RXV55 (2cyl V-twin), RWD|
|Chassis||4130 Chromoly Steel Spaceframe|
|Vehicle Dynamics||Push-Rod Spring, Damper and ARB’s, 10″ Custom CFRP/Aluminium Wheels, Hoosier Tyres|
|Aerodynamics||Single Sidepod for Cooling|
|FS UK||16th Overall, 1st in Design & Business event|
|FSAE California||5th Overall (Best UK team), 4th in Endurance event, 3rd in Engineering Design event|