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McLaren Applied appoints HCI Systems as distributor


HCI Systems is to be the distributor for McLaren Applied’s products in the UK, Sweden, Norway and Finland. Now into its 10th year of trading, HCI Systems specializes in the design, manufacture and fitment of electrical and electronic systems. From one-off prototype design and specification to complex medium-run production, HCI’s in-house manufacturing service provides complete [...]

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Rodin confirms production of FZero track car


New Zealand-based manufacturer Rodin Cars has announced that its new track car, the Rodin FZero, is entering production three years after it was first revealed. According to company founder David Dicker, “The Rodin FZero is the physical representation of the ultimate heights in vehicle performance. Without the restrictions of building to a set of rules, [...]

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Teemu Suninen disqualified from Finland Rally2 win due to underweight parts


Hyundai Motorsport N’s Teemu Suninen has been disqualified from Secto Rally Finland this past weekend after the front bumper of his i20 N Rally2 was found to be underweight. The 28-year-old secured his first victory of the season in the WRC’s premier support category but was disqualified by event stewards following a hearing at the [...]

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FIA opens tender for Formula 2 engine supply with hybrid power on the cards


The FIA opened the tender process for supply of spec engines to the Formula 2 championship from 2024-26 at the end of July, with an option to extend any agreement to 2029. The current engine supply deal with Mecachrome for its V634, a turbocharged, 3.4-liter V6, concludes at the end of 2023. The FIA specification [...]

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rFpro opens up road surface simulation software to third-party tire model suppliers


Simulation software specialist rFpro says it is integrating third-party tire model suppliers directly into its road surface model software, Terrain Server. By providing highly detailed road surface data it hopes to help motorsport teams develop more advanced tire models. “The tire is the only part of a race car connected to the road,” said Matt [...]

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Lynk & Co Cyan Racing withdraws from WTCR over tire failure fears


Lynk & Co Cyan Racing has suspended its World Touring Car Cup competition effective immediately due to ongoing issues surrounding tire failures across the grid. The team highlights the large number of tire failures this season, with the Nurburgring round of the WTCR in May even being cancelled on safety grounds. The most recent race [...]

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Porsche revamps 911 for the new era of GT3 competition


Porsche’s latest generation 911 GT3 R was unveiled at last weekend’s 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Available to customers for the 2023 season, the car’s headline changes include a larger capacity engine, in addition to aerodynamic refinements to ensure more consistent performance and improved balance. The GT3R is only the second race car Porsche has released [...]

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FIA’s Robert Reid highlights sustainability drive at inaugural FE Innovation Summit


Formula E’s inaugural Innovation Summit took place just prior to the London round of the championship at the end of July. Entitled ‘Change. Accelerated. Live’, the event sought to bring together voices from across motorsport, sustainability, politics, education and business to discuss how motorsport can drive innovation and encourage sustainable development. FIA deputy president for [...]

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