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Bobsleigh team jet out with top advice

GB four-man bobsleigh team

GB four-man bobsleigh team

A visit to one of the world’s leading testing sites for elite fighter jets could give Great Britain’s bobsleigh medal hopefuls the edge over their competitors.

The GB four-man bobsleigh team spent time in the wind tunnel facilities at the BAE Systems jet-building facility in Warton, Lancashire, as part of their preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next Friday.

Working with aerodynamic experts from BAE Systems and McLaren Applied Technologies, the team spent three days discovering how different sled set ups and crew positions affect wind resistance at speeds of nearly 85mph.

Team pilot John Jackson said the hundredths of seconds which could be shaved off their time by using the advice could be the difference between success and failure at the Games.

 

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