An Evolving Hand Control System For Wickens And Johnson

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It started as a simple concept, but its implementation wasn’t simple. “It’s the best system I’ve used to date,” said Johnson, who has been racing with hand controls since 2007. You have the underlying brake, throttle and clutch systems all on the floor in the car, but then you have a duplicate set of controls for someone who can’t use their feet,” Brown said. When Simpson and Wilkins are in the car, the brake and throttle hand controls revert back to foot controls. Johnson had been using a similar system in a BHA Hyundai Veloster N TCR he drove in 2021, but the Elantra hand control system is slightly different, mostly by way of throttle paddles and the feel of the brake ring.

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