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2016 Exhibitor Interviews

ZF Race Engineering Germany, is one of the world’s leading motorsport suppliers, developing core products in the field of driveline and chassis technology for F1, Formula E, WRC and DTM. Markus Hoeckelmann, sales manager, discusses some of the products on display on the company’s stand.

Ricardo de Filippi, head of R&D, Magneti Marelli Motorsport, Italy, discusses the company’s latest technology, including an award-winning front-mounted high-speed safety camera. Capable of filming HD video at 400 frames per second, the camera provides detailed images of the driver’s neck and head in case of an accident, supplying potentially very important information for the reconstruction of the dynamics of traumatic events.

Öhlins DTC, Germany, manufactures a range of performance shock absorbers used by top teams in F1, WTTC and GT racing. Chris Witter, general manager, talks about shocks’ benefits and discusses Öhlins’ Road&Track products, which are designed to improve the ride and comfort of performance cars on the road and track.

Ken Pendlebury, director gasoline engines, Ricardo, UK, talks about the services and products the company provides to leading teams internationally, spanning transmissions, transaxles, engines, integrated power systems, electronics, battery and hybrid systems, engine design and simulation software.

Peter Hoffman, head of business unit car racing, Schuberth, Germany, unveils the company’s next-generation FIA 8860 homologated SF1 pro race helmet. Said to be the lightest on the market, the helmet is made from 19 layers of carbon fibre with 10 air inlets and six outlets, and is honed for optimum aerodynamics.

James Shingleton, business development director, BF1 Systems, UK, introduces the company’s latest IRTPTMS wheel sensor, which is capable of measuring the temperature of the inner tyre carcass at five user-selectable points. He also comments on a range other developments, from wiring harnesses to integrated composite parts including a Ferrari 488 GTE/GT3 steering wheel and switch panel, and steering wheel for the Aston Martin Vulcan.

Rodi Basso, motorsport director, McLaren Applied Technologies, UK, discusses the company’s new strategy for helping clients overcome the complex engineering and technological challenges they face, by providing a “cluster of solutions” to enable breakthroughs in performance for racing cars and bikes.

EPM: Technology Group, , UK, is a leading AS9100-approved high-performance engineering group that specialises in the supply of single components and complex complete assemblies, from chassis and bodywork to suspension and high-temperature heat shields for customers racing in F1, IndyCar, LMP and WRC. Graham Mulholland, CEO, tells us more.

Marcus Horn, senior manager – motorsport applications, Bosch Engineering, Germany, talks about the technology being showcased on the company’s stand, including MS 6.4 and MS 7.4 high-performance ECUs, the DDU 9 programmable full-colour dashboard display with integrated datalogging, and the PBX 90 PowerBox, an intelligent control and distribution unit for race car electric grids.

Oliver Wood, business development director, Prodrive, UK, talks about the company’s vast experience in developing competition engines – whether turbocharged, normally aspirated, diesel or electric-hybrid – as well as bespoke transmission, drivetrain or chassis programmes, electrical harnesses and full chassis and body work in composite.

With a host of products being showcased on the Cosworth stand, Rob Kirk, head of commercial – performance electronics and Chris Willoughby, commercial director, comment on new technologies including the new CCW MKII steering wheel with customisable integrated full‐colour 4.3” display and a range of precision engine parts including forged pistons and connecting rods and race engines.

Grainger & Worrall, UK, is at the global forefront of castings development and innovation, with unrivalled experience in racing and rally engine and transmission programmes. Alex Grainger, project manager, discusses how the company meets its clients’ requirements for high complexity, high quality expertise and technology at the very highest level of casting quality in both aluminium and CGI (compacted graphite iron).

Reventec, is a UK-based mechanical and electronic design consultancy specialising in the design and development of technologically advanced products within motorsport. Neville Meech, director, talks about the company’s new low-cost, EcoSense solid-state liquid level sensor range and introduces a 360° TMR rotary position sensor.

Darren Meadows, managing director, Motordrive, UK, launches the company’s latest pure-carbon, lightweight, floor-mounted race seat, the MD10, which mirrors the shape of the driver’s body to ensure optimal comfort, safety and feedback from the car. The seat is available in various sizes and with a personal fitting service to deliver a seat bespoke to drivers’ needs., Netherlands, specialises in the manufacture, rental, buying and selling of race trailers. Ron Reinders, the firm’s owner, talks about the company and the service and trailers it can provide to race teams.

Protec Fuel Systems, UK, is a specialist in the design and manufacture of fuel pumps and complete systems for motorsport, low-volume OE applications with specific flow and pressure requirements and brushless fuel pumps. Rob Schirle, head of design & engineering, showcases the products on the company’s stand.

Caseliner, Czech Republic, manufactures a complete portfolio of racing equipment including special transport and storage equipment, tools, pit stands, electronic timing boards and the Magseam seamless walling system, a special seamless and magnetic surface panel system for pit walls. David Solnicky, international sales manager, explains more.

With its proven expertise and track record in delivering innovative solutions, Podium Engineering, Italy, can design and manufacture complete race cars, innovative vehicle prototypes and high-performance hybrid/electric powertrains. Igor Zanetti, the company’s engineering project manager, tells us more.

Jason English, senior applications engineer, Life Racing, UK, discusses a host of new products set for launch in 2017 including a new direct injection ECU for 10 cylinder petrol or diesel race engines, an all new 8" dash display with built in data logger and the innovative carbon enclosed homologated ST4 steering wheel featuring a 4" display.

With over 20 years experience, CB Special Components, Italy, manufactures specialist suspension and transmission components including steering linkage, suspension arms, steering heads and ball joints for rally, GT and classic race cars to the highest specification. Andrea Bertot, automotive engineer, tells us more.

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Professional Motorsport World Expo 2018
Dates: 7-9 November 2018
Location: Hall 10.1, cologne,Germany

Future show dates:

Professional Motorsport World Expo 2019
Dates: 13-15 November 2019
Location: Hall 10.1, cologne,Germany