Chris Tolman | Tolman Engineering - 205 Tolman Editions, Running Race Teams and Rallying
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Chris Tolman is the founder of Tolman Engineering. Chris has an extensive background in rallying and running race teams and has brought this knowledge into his Peugeot 205 Tolman Editions. From running the McLaren driver development cars to Bentley GT3s, there is a wealth of knowledge. In this episode, we sit down with Chris Tolman, the founder behind Tolman Engineering, to explore the thrilling world of motorsport engineering and team management. From the foundational connections in rally racing to the intricate details of running a race team, Chris shares his invaluable experiences and the skills required to excel in this high-octane environment. Dive into the heart of racing as we discuss the challenges and triumphs of managing the McLaren Driver Development Program, and what it takes to race a McLaren at the highest levels. Chris also sheds light on his diverse experience with racing Genettas, Bentleys, rally cars, and more, revealing the critical differences between road car and race car engineering. At the 28:39 mark, get an exclusive look into "The Tolman 205" project, followed by a discussion on keeping racing ventures economical without compromising on performance. Chris emphasizes the importance of the customer experience in motorsport and outlines the ambitious goals of the Evo project. Wrapping up the episode, we have the 5 questions. Enjoy, Sam Show Notes: 0:00 - Intro 4:32 - Connections in rally 6:05 - Skills building on a race team 8:19 - Running the Mclaren Driver Development Program 17:33 - Challenges of racing a Mclaren 19:26 - Running Genettas, Bentleys, rally cars etc 26:21 - Difference between road car and race car engineering 28:39 - The 205 42:55 - Keeping it economical 48:14 - Customer experience 52:55 - The goal of the Evo 1:04:41 - 5 questions  Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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