Zircotec Group has entered into a technical partnership with British Touring Car Championship Team, Power Maxed Racing. The partnership aims to further develop high-performing, lightweight thermal barrier products to assist PMR in establishing a competitive advantage over its rivals.
There is no better environment to test and develop our products than high-level motorsport, and we are delighted to announce this partnership with Power Maxed Racing who are providing us with an excellent test bed for our technologies. The team is highly professional and eager to work with us, so we can help to improve the performance of their race cars.
Zircotec will be working closely with PMR to conduct a full review of the vehicle and identify areas in which our technologies can be effectively adopted to increase performance. We will be coating the exhaust system with our proprietary plasma applied ceramic coating, to increase exhaust gas flow and reduce under bonnet temperatures. We will also look to develop a solution to reduce air intake temperatures.
The driver is a critical part of the package and making sure their working environment is comfortable is important for overall performance. By protecting the firewall and transmission tunnel with ZircoFlex® heat shielding the temperature in the cockpit can be significantly reduced.
“Having excellent technical partners is key to moving forward in motorsport,” said Martin Broadhurst, Power Maxed Racing Team Manager. “Zircotec are specialists in the field of thermal management and it is great to have them on board. I am looking forward to working with them to help develop their products and provide us with an essential advantage over our competition.”
Zircotec’s ceramic coating retains more of the heat generated within the exhaust system, which increases gas flow and improves engine performance. This is particularly beneficial for turbocharged engines, like that used in the BTCC.
Throughout the 2018 season, PMR will be working closely with Zircotec, providing critical data so that it can develop and improve its technologies through its in-house R&D facility. The first BTCC race of the year is due to take place at Brands Hatch, Kent on April 7th.
Contact us on 01235 546 050 for enquiries.