2001-2004 Riley & Scott MkIIIC

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Text copyright Michael J. Fuller

In attempting to improve cooling and straight line speed, Robinson Racing hired the talents of designer John Mills to redesign their R&S MkIIIC.  The Robinson MkIIIC raced during the 2002 Grand-Am season.
Everything from the front wheel centerline forward was modified.  The front mounted radiator was moved to the side pods with cooling air flow ingested at the front and blown through the front suspension.  The standard MkIIIC splitter was redesigned, note the stiffening channels.
The large vertical side pod mounted strake is unusual and somewhat contradictory to conventional thinking.  The cooling chimneys are reminiscent of contemporary F1 cooling air flow exhaust management, though its application here is unique.
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