The West Surrey Racing (WSR) BTCC team has once again been crowned the European Race Series Team of the Year at the annual Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards, becoming the first team to successfully defend this award.
The Jenvey booth (2002) has been busy all day, because visitors to PMW Expo can’t help but be drawn to the company’s heritage throttle body kits, which mimic the look of classic carburetors but add a modern fuel-injection system. The company’s latest products on show are an intake manifold for the Jaguar XK engine and a throttle body kit for engines that originally came with IDF carburetors.
Racelogic (Booth 5004) has brought a number of new products and product updates to PMW Expo. Its latest new products are a tire temperature surface sensor and a touchscreen datalogger that can be operated with racing gloves.
On Racefab’s booth (Booth 6070) at PMW Expo is a new leveling platform upgrade for the company’s TDAC setup wheels. It allows race teams to perform corner weighting and suspension setup wherever they are, without the need for separate leveling trays.
Bosch Motorsport (Booth 3050) is presenting an update to its collision avoidance system. The EVO version of its CAS M3 system boasts an improved HD camera with extra-low latency, as well as a dedicated motorsport connection for faultless reliability in harsh racing conditions.
AP Racing (Booth 5034) is debuting no fewer than five new products at this year’s PMW Expo in Cologne, Germany. These include new forged six-piston front CP7269 and four-piston rear CP7480 calipers designed for GT3 and GT4 applications.
Racetech (Booth 7040) is launching its new low-cost seat to the European market at PMW Expo. The RT4100 is a standard-size fiberglass race seat that has the option of being back-mounted to the roll cage at shoulder level.
Following a 12-month R&D program, SPA Design (Booth 2012) is launching a new fire suppression system at PMW Expo 2019. The system, which will be available from early 2020 under the brand FireSense 8865, is specifically designed for rapid fire-out and to conform to the strict new regulations imposed by the FIA (8865-2015) for WRC, R5, T1, S2000, RGT and GT3 race categories, with further categories to be added.
Ecumaster (Booth 4040) is introducing its new PMU16 AS at PMW Expo 2019. The PMU16 Autosport Version features a battery connection that utilizes a Radlok connector rated to 200A that can be disconnected without the need for any tools. The output connector is a custom 18-pin, 12-gauge connector designed and manufactured specifically for Ecumaster.
KW (Booth 2028) is presenting a new range of three solid-piston dampers, ranging from a basic, fixed-rate setup to a five-way-adjustable coilover. Head of motorsport Thomas Rechenberg told us how the extensive range came about: “Two years ago, we launched a four-way-adjustable damper with a solid piston; now we are launching three new dampers from that platform.”
Motordrive (Booth 5055) is using PMW Expo to debut its modular concept seat, the MD30. The company makes all its seats to measure using a foam cover, but is taking a different approach with the MD30, for which it is aiming to obtain homologation in 2020.
Renowned gearbox specialist Hewland (Booth 4050) is showing its range of transmissions for combustion-engine-powered race cars, as well as for EVs. The newest addition to its range is the PEVD-200, a performance three-shaft transmission for EVs that takes power from a single electric motor and outputs it to a limited-slip differential.
The first of three new products on the Ecumaster booth will be the company’s range of plug-in ECUs. These feature the same technology as on the EMU Black standalone engine management system but come pre-loaded with a base map.
Those looking for a more accurate way to monitor external tire temperature should make sure to stop by the booth of Texense and Renvale. Texense will showcase a new bolometer-based thermal camera system that features a bespoke sensing element. It boasts an accuracy of <1% FS over 240 pixels and is available with different pixel matrix configurations and different lenses to get the right field of view for the application.
A new size of Deutsch Autosport Double Density (ASDD) connectors will be on display at the TE Connectivity booth. This family of connectors is lightweight and contains almost double the number of contacts as a regular auto sport connector with an equivalent shell size.
Armstrong Race Engineering (ARE), a USA-based manufacturer of dry sump systems, has agreed a deal with Classic World Racing in the UK to promote its products in Europe. They will be showing the latest dry sump systems together at PMW Expo.
Supplier of parts and set-up equipment RaceFab will be launching its TDAC Wireless Scale and Levelling platform at PMW Expo 2019. It is made to work seamlessly with the company’s ‘zero flex’ setup wheels.
Visit the Plex Tuning booth to view and experience its latest 5in Display & Logger that combines best-in-class viewing ergonomics with full-spectrum datalogging. The SDM-550 features a 5in color display with a built-in 20Hz GNSS module and a 100Hz IMU module for vehicle dynamics analysis.
Emboldened by winning the Manufacturing & Fabrication product showcase award at the 2019 Autosport International show, Motordrive will be showcasing its six-point mounted FIA8862 seat. Motordrive claims its MD20 is the industry’s lightest six-point mounted FIA 8862-2009 seat, thanks to the ultra-lightweight 7.5kg carbon shell.
While Ricardo’s booth will feature plenty of exciting high-performance, competition-ready transmission systems for both conventional and electrified vehicles, the company will also showcase something that’s a bit different.
If you follow the news of electric hypercars and record breakers, there’s a name that keeps popping up. Integral Powertrain will be supplying the two e-motors, inverters and transmissions for the upcoming Lotus Evija all-electric hypercar, as well as the e-drives on the Aston Martin Valkyrie hybrid hypercar.
You can’t afford to compromise on the assembly and fastening of suspension, braking systems and engine builds, so stop by the k-nuts booth to learn about the company’s new range of CrVI-free nuts. K-nuts (KL-Projects) now offers either zinc- and zinc-nickel plating with an MoS2 coating for its high-strength steel k-nuts and anchor nuts.
Visitors looking for electrical and electronic connectors that stand up to the strain of racing can’t afford to miss the booth of Lane Motorsport, which will showcase a new range of circular connectors from Japanese manufacturer Souriau, for which Lane is a certified connector assembler.
On the shared booth of brake manufacturer 920E and control systems developer Shiftec will be a number of new technologies, including a brand-new range of GT3 braking components due for release as a complete brake system package at the end of 2019.
PMW Expo 2019 will host the European launch of Racetech’s new RT4100 family of seats. The standard-sized fiberglass race seat has been designed to be wide enough in the shoulders for most drivers but narrow enough to fit in most cockpits.
If you’ve ever had a silicone coolant hose fail, you’ll want to stop by the booth of Extreme 14, which will present its assortment of coolant hoses that is resistant to the ravages of long-life OAT coolants.
A Nissan GT-R is never going to be a flyweight, but changing the front and rear subframes for items that are 23kg lighter while improving serviceability of key components, is a big step in the right direction.
A new Höfler Viper 500K CNC Gear Grinding machine has joined the stable of Precision Technologies. The new CNC machine gives the company extra capability and capacity to produce the most complex gear geometries to the highest standards.
Together with M-Sport, VP Racing Fuels has developed a new rally fuel. VP R5.1 is fully legal and compliant with all current and upcoming (2021) FIA regulations and is suitable for smaller-capacity turbo race engines.
Gearbox veterans Hewland will launch two brand-new transmissions at PMW Expo 2019, both transaxles. Building on Hewland’s extensive and successful GT3 programs, both past and present, it has developed a transverse transaxle for mid-engined GT cars.
Visitors looking for an inverter that’s suitable for dual-motor, torque-vectored electric vehicles should stop by Cascadia Motion’s booth, where it will be introducing the PM500DZ, a lightweight version of its popular PM250.
Italian wheel manufacturer Evo Corse (Booth 7006) will have two new product ranges to show at PMW Expo. It has taken over the racing wheel line of Arcasting and is introducing a new product of its own: an 18in alloy wheel for off-road racing – the DakarZero 18.
Coilover experts KW will present no fewer than four new suspension systems: the three-way adjustable 3A EXR with external reservoir, the fixed-rate 0A, and two new versions of the four-way adjustable 4A.