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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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00August 8th, 2014|News, Watersport, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2016-08-15T09:32:50+00:00July 18th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T08:53:58+00:00June 30th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T09:03:08+00:00June 20th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:47:26+00:00June 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00June 13th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00June 3rd, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:56:40+00:00May 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00May 13th, 2014|Award, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T10:59:29+00:00May 12th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:06:37+00:00May 11th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircoflex, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00May 9th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00April 25th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:58:35+00:00April 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:34:49+00:00April 15th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2017-07-26T15:10:36+00:00April 11th, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

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 [...]

2014-08-19T11:17:27+00:00April 1st, 2014|Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

Use of Zircotec Diamond Black Coating by Lamborghini

Automobili Lamborghini selected Zircotec to supply a thermal barrier for its one million Euro Reventón car. Lamborghini needed a durable solution that protected the composite bodywork and components at the rear of the car. Traditional paint finishes were unable to meet the stringent quality and durability requirements set by Lamborghini. Zircotec delivered not only a [...]

2014-08-19T13:03:25+00:00March 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

Zircotec Coating Use on Classic Aston Martins

Desmond J. Smail is one of Europe's leading specialists in the service, restoration and sales of classic Aston Martins (see Desmond uses the Zircotec coating on his cars to reduce underbonnet temperatures, help prevent temperature-related degredation of sensitive components and reduce heat soak. Desmond Smail comments..... "Most classic cars have very poor thermal management [...]

2014-08-19T13:15:10+00:00February 19th, 2014|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

Team Dynamics Racing & British Touring Car

Zircotec's Performance White coating is currently being used by Team Dynamics Racing on the exhaust manifold and collector of their British Touring Car. Oliver Collins, Manager of Team Halfords comments... "Here at Team Halfords we are always looking for that little bit extra. With the Zircotec coating on our exhaust system’s we get much cooler [...]

2014-08-19T13:17:48+00:00January 19th, 2014|In the Press, Motorsport, News, Zircotec|

Turbo Dynamics offers Zircotec Coatings

Zircotec's Performance White and Performance Colours coatings are used by Turbo Dynamics on various turbocharger casings. Peter Marsh, Turbo Dynamics Managing Director, comments... “The coating provides a real benefit wherever under bonnet temperatures are an issue. The coating protects under bonnet components that might otherwise be damaged through heat radiation, whilst general under bonnet [...]

2019-06-28T13:59:52+00:00November 19th, 2013|In the Press, News, Zircotec|

Feedback on Formula Student Racing Car

Every year Zircotec supplies thermal barrier coatings to a number of teams entering the Institution of Mechanical Engineering Formula Student Competition, though 2008 was the first year that our Performance White coating was used on the University of Hertfordshire car. Tighter packaging at the rear of the 2008 car led to reduced space being [...]

2019-06-28T13:58:29+00:00October 19th, 2013|In the Press, Motorsport, News, Zircotec|
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