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 of conditions, the need to protect both driver and car from the effects of heat is vital. Our barrier technologies are used in LMP1, LMP2 and GT category cars at this year’s event.
From protecting the driver from heat soak through to ensuring carbon composite parts can survive long periods next to high intensity heat sources without delaminating, both Zircotec’s coatings and ZircoFlex® heat resistant heatshield are found in both LMP1 and LMP2 prototypes as well as GT cars. Our coatings are found on engine covers, brakes, aero parts and even the gearbox air cylinder as well as on the cockpit bulkhead to keep the driver’s area cooler within fully enclosed cars. Our materials are crucial to maintaining the cockpit temperatures within the regulated limits for many cars.
For more information about how our coatings are helping 2014 competitors JMW Motorsport in its Ferrari 458, please watch a short video here:
For race updates on the Zircotec supported JMW Motorsport Car, please follow their twitter feed @jmwmotorsport. Zircotec wishes all of its customers a safe and successful 24 Hour race this year.
The 2014 Le Mans 24 hr race commences at 3pm (2pm UK time) on Saturday 14th June and can be followed live via the Radio Le Mans website and also on Eurosport.