Hyundai Excel one make racing is one of the fastest growing categories in state level circuit racing. Large fields, close racing and great competitor comradery are all hallmarks of the series. In 2016, Brown David in conjunction with Pedders Heidelberg entered the Victorian state racing series as an opportunity to test and develop products for the Hyundai Excel to assist competitors to get the most out of their vehicles.
At the end of the 2016 season, Ash Wright had progressively worked his way to the front of the field and finished the teams first season of Excel racing with a pole position at Sandown and 3rd overall in the CAMS Victorian Excel State Championship. With 12mths of extensive testing and development under our belt, Brown Davis are now making available for purchase a range of products that will improve your vehicles performance, make it easier to drive and also look great.
Brown Davis CAMS Approved bolt-in Roll Cages
Brown Davis now offers 2 variations of bolt in roll cage for cars competing in the popular Excel racing series all around Australia.
The design was focussed on giving the best possible driver safety and protection with practical bolt in fitment.
Front drivers foot protection was considered important given the cars road lower leg injury level on the road over other similar class cars.
A roof diagonal stiffens the total structure giving all sections of the cage an ability to absorb more energy in any accident that it could otherwise.
The cross used in the doors as side intrusion protection by many manufacturers was steered away from following the sled test data CAMS had commissioned on their behalf some years ago. A single bar was significantly better to protect the driver than a cross. A ladder style, as used by the car of the future V8 Supercars on the driver’s side, was the best structure for side impact driver protection. The 2nd development cage, now available, is with twin parallel ladder side intrusion bars on the driver’s side only (the single bar on the passenger side is retained).
All our 6 point cages have a single diagonal up to the drivers top corner of the main hoop to support it during impact on the roof rail corner of the car if it “goes over”. This is a required brace for any state level circuit racing motorsport.
To significantly stiffen the rear, rather than adding a second diagonal brace into the main hoop, a rear diagonal in the rear braces stiffness the overall monocoque significantly while offering triangulation support to the passenger hoop corner in any accident. The bar is actually shorter and hence lighter as well!
Both cages come with a rear harness mounting bar across between the rear strut towers where the rear brace bars mount to. This bar also doubles as a “strut brace” across the rear. It completes the rear triangulation – stiffness.
CAMS registration paperwork is supplied with both cages (car vin number is needed to complete paperwork).
Euro NCAP Hyundai Excel crash test
This is the reason the roof diagonal and front forward foot protection is added into the Brown Davis cage