Got a modified road car and are interested in seeing what it’s capable of on the track? On this episode of Tuned In, Andre Nader from DNA Autosport joins us to give some guidance on all things track day setup and preparation.
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Although Andre’s first love was of the motorbike persuasion, a degree in mechanical engineering, a thesis on race car aerodynamics, and a job at Bilstein Suspension soon had him veering off towards motorsport on four wheels. After spending a good while working in the suspension industry, Andre formed DNA AutoSport to support Sydney-based track enthusiasts and pro racers four years ago.
In this episode, we first jump into all things track day preparation. Andre talks us through all the things anyone who is heading to a track day — whether it's their first or their fiftieth — should be getting sorted in prior to the weekend. This means tyre choices and pressures, brakes, wheel alignments, and much more.
Andre also discusses some common mistakes that often he sees newbies (and occasionally not-so-newbies) making — covering everything from a lack of preparation, backwards thinking when it comes to setup changes, and wasted money on unnecessary modifications.
Lastly, the conversation turns to one of DNA AutoSport’s specialities — TracTive Suspension electronic dampers. Andre breaks down how these work, what’s involved in setting them up and tuning them, as well as the sort of improvements a driver should expect once they’re ready to go.
With some great info on drag racing suspension setup, anti-roll bar tuning and much more, this is an excellent listen if you’re looking to boost your handling and car setup knowledge.
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