Synthetic fuel testers complain of eye pain

Synthetic fuel testers complain of eye pain

Synthetic fuel testers complain of eye pain

Pilots of Japan’s Super GT racing series have taken part in tests of a synthetic carbon-neutral fuel, to which the series plans to transition some classes as early as next year. According to Motorsport, some pilots complained of a strange smell and pain in the eyes. However, in the leadership of both the series itself and the racing teams, it was suggested that after tuning the engines and the fuel itself, this effect would go away.

Some pilots called the smell of the exhaust gases of the new biomass fuel similar to the “aroma” of kerosene, others compared it to the smell of a mixture of gasoline and motor oil. Cutting in the eyes of some car drivers felt when they approached too close to the stern of rival cars on the track and exhaust gases entered the cabs.

At the same time, it was noted that the characteristics of sports cars with the transition to a new fuel either did not change, or deteriorated, but almost not noticeably.

Super GT experts attributed the strange smell to the use of unusual raw materials in the manufacture of fuel. The very appearance of foreign odors was associated with its incomplete combustion in engines. Presumably, after tuning the engines, which will allow you to burn fuel completely, the discomfort should disappear.

Other racing series, including Formula 1, are also planning to switch to ultra-low-emission synthetic fuels. In addition, a carbon-neutral alternative to gasoline could keep ICE vehicles in Europe after a total ban on traditional powertrains.

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