Page 10 - Dallara Magazine

The twin brother of the futuristic Dallara
simulator, an important feature at the factory in
Varano Melegari (Parma), will be inaugurated in
Dallara’s IndyCar Factory, a stone’s throw from the
legendary Indianapolis Speedway circuit. The
opening is planned for May 2014, leaving plenty of
time for team practice before the start of next year's
The project is being developed in partnership with
the prestigious University of Indiana, IUPUI (Indiana
University-Purdue University Indianapolis), and in
particular with the «Purdue School of Engineering
and Technology», who will be using the simulator to
carry out basic and applied research into vehicle
dynamics. The project is being part-financed by the
State of Indiana, the IEDC (Indiana Economic
Development Corporation), who recently announced
an investment of 1.15 million dollars in UIPUI’s
motorsport engineering program – the only one of
its kind in America.
The project aims to improve engineering techniques
in motorsport, promote economic development in
the State of Indiana and increase collaboration
between the teams, the motorsport industry in
Indianapolis and Indiana’s academic community.
The simulator will not only increase the technological
level of motorsports competitions, but it also aims to
go beyond the motorsports industry by promoting the
use of these innovative concepts in other hi-tech
declared Andrea Pontremoli, Dallara’s
general manager and executive director.
This concession moves our collaboration with Dallara
up to a new level. Thanks to the advanced modelling
techniques, made possible by access to the simulator,
we will be able to reduce drastically the time it takes
to validate the results of research carried out by our
students and our faculty, and transform them into
reality, said David Russomanno, rector of the «Purdue
School of Engineering and Technology
I’m really excited about the Dallara simulator
coming to Indiana", enthused Ed Carpenter, owner of
the Ed Carpenter Racing team, and driver number 20
of the Fuzzys Vodka Chevrolet. «
I’ve been in the
simulator a couple of times over in Italy and I think
it’s going to be a fantastic tool for the IZOD IndyCar
Series teams