Day in the life of a Supercar mechanic | Inside Kelly Racing

Day in the life of a Supercar mechanic | Inside Kelly Racing


[Music] hi guys my name’s Raymond I am the number two mechanic on Simona de Silvestro team Harvey Norman v8 supercar come inside and I’ll show you what I get up to here on a typical Tuesday morning so we’ll start the morning off with the gym session come upstairs and I’ll show you our gym so this is it got here a little bit early I’ll start getting some equipment set up and write up a class for these guys before they start rolling in [Music] now hold it down hold it down Ikki up down hold dan says we’ll start with boxing the run we’ll just get some pads and we’ll do that here so you tap some stair runs we’ll be done in the corner so just shows up on the first step and then when I say change just run up down up down up down time again [Applause] [Music] [Music] [Music] beautiful gym session done smoked them [Music] high gym sessions done we’re all warmed up and now it’s time to stop this [Music] so that’s the end of pitstop practice let’s go back and work on the car alright so this is the office down here this is our car she’s already been stripped we’ve got three days to get ready for EPS which we’ll start getting some major components back from other departments and we’ll start throwing it together show you a little behind the scenes of wire get up to on a daily basis so just under the back of the car starting that time start putting it back together just got the transmission coolers here one goes either side we’ll just um yeah throw em in so because these have come out they bolt to the bottom of the crossmember we’ll just leave them loose for a second till we bought the crossmember in then we can do the bottoms up and get them lined up and make sure the top ones are tight so this is the crossmember it goes all the cars so basically we’re gonna bolt this up and this will tell us where these coolers need to sit then we do everything up tight take this back off and then we can start throwing some more stuff in so here we have a fuel tank so there’s fuel pumps scattered around the tank in differents locations and they will feed the surge pot which then gets pumped out of the tank through the filters and then up to the motor get me a rattle gun carrying on with the fuel system with because the pit lanes are designed differently between Townsville and EPS which we refuel on different sides of the car so we’ve basically got to pull this part which is the first stage of our fuel system out of the car and change over these little end plates here which are built in-house and show you out here so the M bits go into there and we would refill from this side but because we’re now going left hand side this panel just unbolts and we bought the new setup in so I’ve been working at Kelly’s here for um about 13 months now I moved over from WIA for this I was working on sprint cars big change being changed good yeah it’s all like I love racing here just people here are unreal its first time I’ve worked in a big workshop with a lot of people like this back on my old job it was just the three of us so it’s it’s a bit of a change but it’s it’s definitely in a good way to be working with a lot of people there’s always someone here that’s got you back it’s a lot of fun the intensity in the competition and the travelling and I love it this is me number one here this is Jamie from England he’s got an accent it’s got accent donee so what’s that time we’re just gonna throw the gearbox in majestic isn’t he made that we super impressed with Jack leave your comments below plenty of room at the front yep that’s not she’s in just tighten her up put the plumbing on and a couple of cents of wiring and stuff like that then she’s in yeah so once the gearbox is in and all the linkages and everything up tops done time throw the rear uprights in so this is a rewrite temp sensor got one on the back and two across the front wheels just tells us how hot the brakes get during a race and at the end of the race when we call them when how cool they are so that’s mostly together now this is all control across the whole field whether it be the upright and the upper and lower arms this just needs a brake disc and a damper or we can change here is the setup where the front we’ve got a little bit more freedom to change what we want so that’s it for our Tuesday here at Kelly Racing got a bit done still got a little bit to do but we’ve got a few days off our sleeve which is good I hope you enjoyed the insight of what it’s like to be behind the scenes as a mechanic see you the racetrack


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