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The Riley-Multimatic Mk. 30 is a Le Mans Prototype 2 built to the 2017 FIA/ACO regulations. This car is also eligible for use in the Prototype class of the IMSA sanctioned WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.. It made its racing debut at the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, scoring a podium finish, with Spirit of Daytona Racing.[1]

Riley Mk. 30
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#43 Riley-Gibson at the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans
CategoryLe Mans Prototype 2
ConstructorRiley Technologies/Multimatic Motorsports
Designer(s)Mark Handford, Bob & Bill Riley
Technical specifications
ChassisCarbon Fibre Monocoque
EngineRiley-Multimatic Mk30: Gibson GK428 4.2L V8
Mazda RT-24P: Mazda MZ-T 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4
Weight2,050 lb (930 kg) including driver
FuelVP Racing Fuels MS100 RON unleaded 80% + E20 American Ethanol 20%
LubricantsTotal
BrakesBrembo Calliper, Hitco Carbon Disc and Pads
TyresContinental, Michelin
Competition history
Notable entrantsRiley-Multimatic Mk30:
United States Spirit of Daytona Racing
United States Keating Motorsports
United States BAR1 Motorsports
Mazda RT-24P:
United States Mazda Motorsports
Germany Mazda Team Joest
Debut2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona
RacesWins
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DevelopmentEdit

The car is a result of the joint bid between Riley Technologies and Multimatic Motorsports, for one of the four licenses to build the new for 2017 Le Mans Prototype 2 cars. [2] The car was shaken down in December 2016, by customer Spirit Of Daytona Racing, at Carolina Motorsports Park.[3] The car has been known to be extremely draggy,[4] even in low drag configuration at Le Mans.[5]

Mazda RT24-PEdit

 
#70 Mazda Prototype Team Mazda RT-24P

Main Article: Mazda RT24-P

A variation of the prototype, the Mazda RT24-P, was created for the IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class under the DPi regulations.[6] The car was developed in partnership with Mazda Motorsports, and initially SpeedSource Race Engineering, as well as Multimatic.[7] In place of a Gibson V8, a Mazda MZ-2.0T 2.0 L Turbo I4 sits in its place. Other alterations from the Mk30 include a revised sidepod, as well as nose.[8] The cars made their debut at the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours with the SpeedSource Team, before the cars were withdrawn from competition for redevelopment following the Mobil1 Sportscar Grand Prix, held at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.[9] Two prototypes are currently running in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, with Mazda Team Joest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Riley Delighted by Surprise Podium for Visit Florida – Sportscar365". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  2. ^ Watkins, Gary. "Multimatic tie-up key to Riley 2017 LMP2 project". Autosport.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  3. ^ "Visit Florida Takes Delivery of Riley-Gibson – Sportscar365". Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  4. ^ "IMSA 2017 Prototype Tech Profile: Riley/Multimatic Mk 30". RACER. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2018-12-30.
  5. ^ "BAR1 planning next steps". RACER. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  6. ^ "The Mazda RT24-P – Mazda Motorsports". www.mazdamotorsports.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  7. ^ "Mazda Motorsports Unveils Mazda Team Joest – Mazda Motorsports". www.mazdamotorsports.com. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  8. ^ "Riley-Multimatic MkXXX - Racecar Engineering". Racecar Engineering. Retrieved 2018-12-02.
  9. ^ Pruett, Marshall (2017-07-18). "Mazda Just Hired the Team Responsible for Audi's Le Mans Wins". Road & Track. Retrieved 2018-12-30.