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Performance Coatings for Performance Cars

Modifying vehicles is becoming increasingly popular, resulting in a common theme of increased under-bonnet temperatures - temperatures that these unmodified vehicles were not designed to reach.  Luckily, there are many means to combat these temperatures.  Our technique just happens to also result in a fantastic looking finish like no other. The Performance coatings are plasma-sprayed [...]

By | 2017-08-01T08:01:37+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Motorsport, News, Uncategorized, Zircotec|Comments Off on Performance Coatings for Performance Cars

What is Plasma Spraying?

If you are a regular visitor to the website, or have even just visited our “processes” page one time, you may be aware that we apply our thermal barrier application via a plasma-spray process. Which sounds pretty cool, but I was made aware yesterday that not everyone knows what that actually means and why it [...]

By | 2017-07-25T14:42:49+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Motorsport, News, Uncategorized, Zircotec|Comments Off on What is Plasma Spraying?

Time Attack Championship 2017

A massive problem in most motorsport categories is under bonnet temperature, and this year's Time Attack Championship is no different.  Zircotec have worked with numerous teams throughout this season, including the top 2 teams in Club 2WD and the number 1 ranked team in Club Pro Class. Neil Wrenn, who is currently 2nd in [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:33+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|34 Comments

Zircotec Group will be exhibiting at NEC Automechanika 2017

Zircotec will once again be exhibiting at this year’s Automechanika Show, held at the NEC, Birmingham, UK from 6 to 8 June 2017. You will find us on Stand 6f40. Zircotec are specialists in heat management, and in particular, in plasma-spray processing and the production of high performance surface coatings and finishes. Zircotec’s technical specialists [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|In the Press, Uncategorized, Zircoflex, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec Group will be exhibiting at NEC Automechanika 2017

3D printed components with thermal barrier coating

What use is a 3D printed part if all you can do is look at it? That was my reaction when I first saw a modern rapid prototyping machine in action. Yes, it’s great for visualisation to have an actual part in your hand, but the type of materials used in 3D printing invariably fall [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 April 27th, 2017|News, Zircotec|Comments Off on 3D printed components with thermal barrier coating

Zircotec’s performance coatings biggest contract ever

Secures biggest ever single contract Prestige automotive manufacturer commits to £1m deal for exhaust tail pipe coating from Zircotec. Heat management specialist Zircotec has secured its biggest ever single contract, to supply an ultra-durable ceramic performance coatings for the exhaust tail pipes of a premium European supercar. The £1m contract is for Zircotec’s Ultimate Range™. [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:34+00:00 March 15th, 2017|In the Press, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec’s performance coatings biggest contract ever

High performance coatings over Christmas period

Zircotec's high performance coatings will still be applied over Christmas period Our customers are on the base of everything we do. And, if they request their automotive parts to be coated as fast as we can, we'll surely try! We will be open between Christmas and New Year as always, applying our high performance coatings. [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|News, Zircotec|Comments Off on High performance coatings over Christmas period

ZircoFlex® Gold heat shields launched at the AutoSport International Show

Zircotec launches best-in-class heat shield ZircoFlex® Gold Heat management specialist Zircotec claims the best heat shield product on the market just got better. At the Autosport Show in January, the company will launch ZircoFlex®  Gold which offers increased reflectivity over existing ZircoFlex®  materials, providing even greater levels of thermal protection. ZircoFlex®  Gold is the latest development [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|In the Press, Motorsport, News, Zircoflex, Zircotec|Comments Off on ZircoFlex® Gold heat shields launched at the AutoSport International Show

Zircotec’s coatings are now afloat

Zircotec's thermal management solutions are now providing a much needed heat reduction for one of a new breed of racing super powerboat. The huge power output of the dual engines had until, the arrival of the Zircotec ceramic coating, been producing an incredible amount of power-sapping heat. Not any more. Most people know that Zircotec [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 August 8th, 2014|News, Watersport, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec’s coatings are now afloat

JMW get more power for Austrian ELMS round

This weekend sees the Zircotec sponsored Ferrari 458 of JMW Motorsport compete in the third round of the Euro Le Mans Series in Austria. The European Le Mans Series (ELMS) arrives at the Red Bull Ring this weekend for the third round of the championship. There have been minor tweaks to Balance of Performance regs [...]

By | 2016-08-15T09:32:50+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on JMW get more power for Austrian ELMS round

Engineering magazines look at Zircotec and powertrain innovation

Zircotec and our products have been featured in two respected industry magazines this month, Engineering Materials and Automotive Megatrends. The first article is a piece on the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the Performance Colours™ range, discusses its heat resistant properties and how it is gradually becoming a de rigueur OEM requirement for manufacturers of high [...]

By | 2014-08-19T08:53:58+00:00 June 30th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Engineering magazines look at Zircotec and powertrain innovation

Moto2 testing of Zircotec coated exhaust records 55% temp reduction

Zircotec partners and World Championship leading Moto2 GP team Marc VDS Racing undertook extensive testing following winning the Spanish GP at Jerez. The two day test sessions at the Almeria circuit confirmed the significant cooling effects of Zircotec's plasma sprayed ceramic exhaust coatings under full race conditions. The team revealed they measured exhaust surface temperature [...]

By | 2014-08-19T09:03:08+00:00 June 20th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Moto2 testing of Zircotec coated exhaust records 55% temp reduction

Lamborghini selects Zircotec for its new Murciélago SuperVeloce

Automobili Lamborghini has selected Zircotec to supply a high performance thermal barrier coating to help reduce the weight of its new Murciélago LP670-4 supercar. Zircotec's coating reduces the need for heat shields whilst still allowing heat sensitive lightweight materials to be used in close proximity to the exhaust pipe. The technology also protects other heat [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:47:26+00:00 June 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Lamborghini selects Zircotec for its new Murciélago SuperVeloce

Zircotec equipped cars in multiple classes for 2014 Le Mans 24hr

This weekend sees 55 race cars and 165 drivers take part in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours Race. A true test of endurance for both man and machine, it is exactly the environment where Zircotec's technologies can make the difference With long stints of nearly four hours for the driver, often in a myriad [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 June 13th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec equipped cars in multiple classes for 2014 Le Mans 24hr

Marc VDS win 5 out of 6 GPs this season

Zircotec's technical partners in Grand Prix motorcycle racing are the Belgium based Marc VDS Racing team. With the season about one third completed the team have won five out of the first six rounds of the Moto2 series and are having their most successful season ever. The team runs two riders in the ultra competitive [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Marc VDS win 5 out of 6 GPs this season

DAMAX Race Engineering – Experience with Ferrari Exhausts

Based near Silverstone, Damax Race Engineering is run and managed by Robin Ward who has been involved in high level motorsport for many years gaining experience through World Championship Sports Cars, European and British Touring Cars, World and European Rally Championships, FIA and British GTs. Robin Ward of DAMAX comments... "Having used Zircotec's coatings on [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:56:40+00:00 May 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on DAMAX Race Engineering – Experience with Ferrari Exhausts

Zircotec a finalist in Oxfordshire Business Awards

We are thrilled to announce that Zircotec has been nominated for the Carter Jonas Business Export in this year's Oxfordshire Business Awards. The awards, now in their 20th year, celebrate the achievements of businesses across Oxfordshire. Zircotec was nominated alongside a number of other companies from the region and after deliberation and examination, we have [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 May 13th, 2014|Award, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec a finalist in Oxfordshire Business Awards

Zircotec partners announce drivers for Le Mans

JMW Motorsports has announced its three driver team for the legendary Le Mans 24hrs race. The Zircotec technical partners will once again feature three experienced Le Mans participants including Abdulaziz Alfaisal who returns to the team to race at the classic event for the second year in succession. He will be joined by Seth Neiman [...]

By | 2014-08-19T10:59:29+00:00 May 12th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec partners announce drivers for Le Mans

More Formula Student teams supported by Zircotec than ever before

Zircotec is supporting an unprecedented number of Formula Student teams from the UK, Europe and around the World with a total of 22 teams so far. This involvement forms a key strand of Zircotec's program of educational support for the next generations of automotive engineers. Zircotec offers a programme of technical support for teams competing [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:06:37+00:00 May 11th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircoflex, Zircotec|Comments Off on More Formula Student teams supported by Zircotec than ever before

Trax Racing appointed a distributor in Belgium

Zircotec is delighted to announce we have appointed Trax Racing as a distributor in Belgium. Trax is based in Lier just outside Antwerp and will offer the full range of Zircotec ceramic coatings and ZircoFlex® heatshields to their customers effective immediately. Trax operate across all forms of motorsport including motorcycles, cars, quads, powerboats and even [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Trax Racing appointed a distributor in Belgium

Three top 5 finishes for Zircotec partners in BTCC despite full weight penalty

The BTCC second round threw up three different winners in the three race event held at Donington Park last weekend. Whilst it was a difficult weekend for Zircotec partner's Pirtek Racing Honda it still resulted in three top five places. As the success based weight penalties started to be distributed to the other teams the [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 April 25th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Three top 5 finishes for Zircotec partners in BTCC despite full weight penalty

Use of Zircotec coating on Koenigsegg’s CCX supercar

The Competition Coupe X offers incredible performance, dispatching 0-100km/h (62mph) in just 3.2 secs with an 806 bhp engine helping the car achieve over 295 km/h (183mph). Installing the bespoke 4,700cc engine in a sleek aerodynamic carbon fibre body means packaging space is at a premium. The result is a very restricted engine bay with [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:58:35+00:00 April 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Use of Zircotec coating on Koenigsegg’s CCX supercar

Zircotec coating prevents disaster in Silverstone HRDC race

The Zircotec sponsored Oxford Universities Motorsport Foundation (OUMF) team's freshly prepared Riley 1.5 historic race car lost a rear core plug right at the end of qualifying for the HRDC 'Touring Greats' at Silverstone on April 5th The team feared an ignominious exit from the first HRDC meeting of the year as the Riley limped [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:34:49+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec coating prevents disaster in Silverstone HRDC race

Zircotec supported Ferrari to again compete at Le Mans & in ELMS

The JMW Racing Ferrari supported by Zircotec has confirmed their participation in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) for the seventh consecutive year. The team will also participate in the legendary Le Mans 24 hour endurance race this June. The Ferrari 458 Italia of the JMW Racing team can be seen here in its new [...]

By | 2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec supported Ferrari to again compete at Le Mans & in ELMS

Zircotec partners win two out of three opening BTCC races

Andrew Jordan took his Pirtek Racing Honda Civic to wins in the first two BTCC races of the year the second win came after getting the maximum ballast penalty of 45kg. The addition of that extra weight was too much to overcome combined with the softer tyres the team used for the third race and [...]

By | 2014-08-19T11:17:27+00:00 April 1st, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|Comments Off on Zircotec partners win two out of three opening BTCC races