Renault Megane I Maxi (1996)
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On board: see video with Jean Ragnioti
In rallies: see video

Specifications

Group/Class A/7 Homologation number: A 5548 (01/01VK, 08/02VK, 19/03VK and 24/04VK)
Years active 1996 - 1997 Homologation start: 1/3/1996
Homologation end: 31/12/2005
Engine
Type F7R710, straight 4cyl, 4 stroke located front transverse
Capacity 1995 cc WRC: 1995 cc
Bore x Stroke (mm) 84.0 x 90.0
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Output power - torgue 260 -275 HP / 7600 rpm 25.8 kgm (255 Nm) / 5900 rpm
Main bearings 5 connecting rod length between centers 150mm, big end bearing diameter 51.6mm
Materials block: cylinderhead: aluminium alloy
Cams/valves 2 overhead camshafts, (DOHC) 4 valves/cyl. - 16 valves total
Aspiration natural, electronic multipoint fuel injection
1999+: Catalytic converter (Homologation 29/19VO) and intake restrictor fitted
Ignition electronic
Cooling system watercooled
Lubrication system
Transmission
Type front wheel drive 6 or 7 speed FFD sequential gearbox
Gearbox ratios 1st: 2.833/1
2nd: 2.660/1
3rd: 1.866/1
4th: 1.578/1
5th: 1.380/1
6th: 1.217/1
Diffrential ratio /1 helical gears viscous limited slip front differential
Clutch carbon triple plate
Chassis-body
Type steel monocoque chassis with roll-cage. 3 door coupe body with extended wheel arches and a rear airofoil
Front suspension mac pherson strut with lower aluminium wishbone and coil springs and gas shock absorbers, antiroll bar
Rear suspension trailing arm with torsion bars and gas shock absorbers, antiroll bar
Steering system rack and pinion
Brakes ventilated disks all around,
304/280mm diameter front/rear, with 6/4 piston calipers front/rear
Dimensions
length: 3.952 m (155.6 in) width: 1.832 m (72.1 in) height: 1.350 m (53.1 in)
wheelbase: 2.493 m (98.1 in) front track: 1.598 m (62.9 in) rear track: 1.598 m (62.9 in)
Rims - tires gravel: 7" x 15", tarmac: 8" x 18" 17/65x15" MICHELIN
Weight 950 - 1050 kg
Weight/power 3.8 kg/HP
Fuel tank

Results in WRC

Statistics

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 Total
Works
Races/wins (F2-A7 wins) 1/1 1 2/1
Entries/finishes 2/2 2/2 4/4 (100%)
Others
Races/(F2-A7 wins) +4/(2) +6 9/(1) 9/(2) 7/(3) 2/(1) 37/(9)
Entries/finishes 10/6 16/7 18/8 21/14 12/4 2/1 79/40 (50.6%)
Total WRC results
Races/wins (F2-A7 wins) 5/1(+2) 7 9/(1) 9/(2) 7/(3) 2/(1) 39/1(+9)
Entries/finishes 12/8 18/9 18/8 21/14 12/4 2/1 83/44 (53%)

Races

Works team: Société Diac

Season

F2 classification noted in brackets
Entry Rally event
Driver
Codriver
Team MC (SVE) POR (KEN) TdC (IND) (ACR) ARG NZ (FIN) AUS (SR) ESP RAC
Philippe Bugalski
Jean-Paul Chiaroni
works 1st
Jean Ragnotti
Gilles Thimonier
works 10th (6th)
Oriol Gómez
Marc Martí
Renault Sport España acci dent 8th (1st)
Jonas Kruse
Anders Olsson
Renault Team Sweden 23rd (1st)
Grégoire De Mévius
Grégoire De Mévius
Renault Dealer Rallying 5th (2nd)
Robbie Head
Bryan Thomas
Renault Dealer Rallying acci dent
Alain Oreille
Bruno Brissart
Renault Dealer Rallying elec trical
Serge Jordan
Jack Boyère
Renault Dealer Rallying dnf
Paolo Andreucci
Simona Fedeli
12th (1st)
Piero Longhi
Luigi Pirollo
13th (2nd)
Diego Oldrati
Paolo Vinzioli
20th (4th)
F2 points 28 10 10 10 10 8
Statistics
Works starts/finishes 2/2 2/2
Others starts/finishes 10/6 1/0 1/1 3/3 1/1 4/1

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Philippe Bugalski in Tour de Corse '96

Article from 4T 353, 2/2000

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