From Formula 1 to Top Fuel Drag Racing, Motorsport is at the forefront of development for the automotive industry.
The same applies for smaller aftermarket companies like ourselves. Motorsport is a safe and legal way for us to test our vehicles and products to their limits.
Most of our performance parts are filtered down from parts fitted to our Drag racing and Track cars, this ensures products are tested to the extremes, and prove reliability before putting them on sale to the public. This gives reassurance that if it is good enough for harsh Motorsport conditions it will be good enough for the road.
As well as all the testing and serious stuff we also compete for the love and fun of it. Competition is good, and gives us the perfect opportunity to show off exactly what TDI's can do!
Darkside on the track
In 2019 we competed in the full season of the MSV Trackday Championship. After 7 rounds, we finished in 1st place overall and in Class B. Our car was the only Diesel in the Championship. The blog posts from each round are linked below:
In the same year we also competed in the Birkett 6 Hour Relay Race. We were again the only diesel team, and we finished 2nd in the handicap and 6th overall at our first attempt! We made a Blog Post about it, and you can see the video from the day here:
Darkside on the track In 2021
Fast forward to 2021 and we have progressed with our Golf Race car so much so that we may be moving from Class A to Class S which is the fastest class! Check out the Golf spec and see how far we have come after we started building our own race car!
We have also got involved in the Focus Cup Championship as well as Enduro KA which we have a lot of fun in as you can surmise from the image below!:
Darkside at the strip
Over the last few years, drag racing has taken a bit of a back seat to the Circuit racing, but that does not mean we have given up entirely. We managed to set a new World Record in the Arosa for the fastest and quickest FWD Diesel Car, with a 9.461 @ 150.55mph over the 1/4 mile (400m). You can read about that in our blog post, or watch the video below: