Oil analysis for motorsports applications
Oil analysis has become a critical predictive maintenance practice for motorsports teams around the world, from Formula 1® to Indy® and from drag racing to rally cars. Effective oil analysis programs provide insight into the wear characteristics of the various engine and transmission parts so as to continuously improve track lifetimes. Maintenance based on routine multi-element oil analysis reduces unexpected breakdowns as well as catastrophic failures.
Not only do automobile racing teams employ (trackside) multi-element oil analysis, so do the makers of high performance and racing engines and transmissions.