Revoknuckle suspension finds its way into the Focus ST BTCC cars
9 October 2009

Ford’s innovative new Revoknuckle front suspension system from its Focus RS road car has featured in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this season.

BTCC independent team Team Aon has used Revoknuckle in its twin Ford Focus ST cars and it achieved a pole position and three podium finishes in its debut season.

Revoknuckle was specifically designed for the 300bhp Focus RS to allow it to handle as much power as possible through its front wheels.

Its design modifies the MacPherson strut front suspension arrangement, to allow high power and torque to be handled by the front wheels, while minimising torque steer.

Gerard Quinn, Ford’s motorsport manager for Europe, said: “This is a great example of an independent team using state-of-the-art Ford road car technology to great effect in racing. It’s a credit to the team behind the development of the Revoknuckle that it can be adapted so readily for a competition environment and be so effective.”

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9 October 2009

so out of about 20 races it only achieved 3 podiums. just goes to show revoknuckle is worthless piece of marketing. even if it gave a 1% advantage over cars without revoknuckle it would have been an easy 1st place at all races in entered barring accidents.

9 October 2009

I've not been following the BTCC this year, but how many other independent teams scored poles or podiums?

9 October 2009

Maybe they wouldnt have even got that far without the Revoknuckle? No need to rubbish the article out of hand.


9 October 2009

[quote edeath]

Maybe they wouldnt have even got that far without the Revoknuckle? No need to rubbish the article out of hand.


Quite so. What is it about these forums that attracts fat-headed confrontational claptrap? It's really disappointing.

The fact is that Team AON's performance has been improving in leaps and bounds lately - all the successes mentioned were in the last few (two?) races of the season, and on the final day at Brands the car was superb. The performance shortfall earlier in the season was largely engine-related, and with ongoing development it's now up with the best.

I am not even slightly a Ford fetishist, nor am I connected with Team AON. But dismissing the article with such ignorance is just irritating... and manifestly wrong.

9 October 2009

Got to agree totally with SDR, Ford/Team AON did a great job this year and only missed on on their first win by 0.015 seconds.

By the way Ford/Team AON is not a independent team with regards to the BTCC. This year there was only there Manufacturers competiting in the championship (VX, Ford and Honda). All the other teams including the winning team of Team RAC/BMW and Colin Turkington were classed as independents. It was a great season and the result went down to the very last race. Roll on 2010...

9 October 2009

Poor show Autocar. If you're going to use Ford-supplied stories to fill your pages, at least have the grace to re-write their awful PR-speak & not simply cut/paste handouts from Ford's PR dept - lazy! Must be a slow news day in the motoring world.

9 October 2009

Why don't they allow equal weight limits for FWD and RWD cars?

Oh yeah, cos FWD sucks.


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9 October 2009

i think its very good, to do what they have against experienced manufacturer supported teams is brilliant, from memory some factory teams are running three cars, which makes it even better and have the top drivers which makes it better still-they have done a great job and it sets them up fro next season, maybe Ford via Mr.Wilson will start and lend some further support

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