Sayel Racing – Season Ends on a High

After an amazing rookie season in which Sayel Racing achieved a number of podiums Saad Salman’s X-Bow GT4 was certainly put through it’s paces at the Dubai Autodrome and the Yas Marina Circuit in the United Arab Emirates.  The Sayel Racing blog gives an excellent view of the season and links to some great coverage by Circuit Pro News and other media channels.

Supported in-country by AUH Motorsports, the X-Bow’s pedigree as a race-car was well proven.  Minor issues with braking, tyre pressures and fuel delivery prompted development and revisions on the car at the start and during the season to which the X-Bow responded very well.  Drivers – Saad Salman, Jordan Grogor and Rasheed Nashashibi were able to dial-in to the car quickly and start making good progress as the results illustrate.

All in all an exciting season through which we learned a huge amount about the X-Bow’s capabilities and where tuning potential truly exists.  We look forward to the further adventures of Sayel Racing next season!

Final Round Standings:

Round 1 – Qualif: 5th – Finish: 4th

Round 2 – Qualif: 6th – Finish: 7th

Round 3- Qualif: 3rd – Finish: 3rd

Round 4 – Qualif: 2nd – Finish: 4th

Round 5 – Qualif: 4th – Finish: 1st

Round 6 – Qualif: 4th – Finish: DNF

Round 7 – Qualif:   – Finish: DNF

Round 8 – Qualif: 1st – Finish: 3rd

For a complete view of the season from a drivers perspective, visit Sayel Racing’s web site.

News April 4th 2011

Ti-Links ARB links for the X-Bow

High-strength rod ends combined with strong, light titanium link rods. Developed for track and race car use, these links are shorter than standard to compensate for vehicles running lower ride heights and are also adjustable to enable fine tuning.

So why change the standard configuration? Our Ti-Links are shorter than standard versions which results in an instant reduction in body roll when loading the car up into a corner. This in turn allows the suspension more freedom of movement (if a damper bottoms out mid-corner then grip is reduced). Add to that 15mm adjustability in the rod lengths and you have the ability to fine-tune to taste. In practice we would recommend a lower spring rate and softer damper settings to allow the suspension to move more freely. This is down to personal taste however!

The arb drop links are subject to constant stresses which can lead to premature failure in oem type ball joints if the car is used frequently on the track. This generally results in a knocking or rattling noise. Replacing these with aircraft-grade spherical bearing rods-ends means you can rely on their accuracy and durability for much longer.

Available from our online store

Product News April 4th 2011