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Trackside Fuel Testing from WP Racing

When it comes to fuel boosters and additives, the alchemists’ potions, they would have you believe, are completely undetectable. This is however not true. Standing between some of the more unscrupulous fuel blenders and your tank are WP Racing, armed with years of experience and hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of analytical equipment including the latest Varian high performance Gas Chromatographs.

Additives are legally introduced to fuel mixtures for a variety of reasons but the ultimate aim is to increase an engine’s power output. This can be achieved by using oxygenates, enhancing the oxygen carrying capacity of the fuel by increasing the amount of fuel burnt with each piston stroke. The more fuel burnt the greater the amount of energy released.

The problems occur when these agents are added in a larger proportion than is legal or where the specific chemical itself is outlawed, usually because of its extreme volatility or carcinogenic properties. WP Racing are licensed by HM Revenue and Customers and come under intense scrutiny from the Health & Safety Executive. So those mixing up their own fuels with some dubious substances could literally be playing with fire, not to mention their health.

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