P2_2 Racing on the Edge

Benjamin Jordan, Oliver Youle, Tom Morris, Katie Raymer


Motor speedway is one of the largest spectator sports in the world with half of the world’s top 10 largest stadium-type facilities being speedway tracks [1]. The racing involves driving round an oval track with banked corners, allowing for consistently high speeds throughout the lap. This paper looks at the feasibility of a speedway track where the bank angle of the corners is increased to 90 degrees. We found that if the straight sections of track were removed, it would indeed be feasible.

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