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World Championships fall to Anglo-Japanese engine technology
Zytek Nissan power has been used to win the World Endurance LMP2 Team and Drivers Championships. By finishing fourth at this weekend’s Six Hours of Bahrain, eighth round of the 2013 WEC, the OAK Racing trio of Martin Plowman, Bertrand Baguette and Ricardo Gonzalez secured the coveted titles.
Three chassis and seven engines entered
Zytek is looking forward to a record participation in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. No fewer than seven prototypes, almost one third of the LMP2 category, will be powered by a Zytek developed and serviced Nissan VK45DE engine, while three Zytek chassis will be among the favourites to win the class.
“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni
New and promising young drivers are joining Auto GP as the championship series is set to go back on-track on December the 6th and 7th at Circuit de Catalunya. After the confirmations received by Vittorio Ghirelli, Yoshitaka Kuroda and Kimiya Sato, three more racers are now set to line-up aboard the Auto GP Zytek-powered Lola cars in Barcelona.
Three-year agreement signed to be the official lubricant supplier
Zytek Engineering Limited has signed a three-year agreement with leading high performance and competition lubricants specialist Motul. The Repton-based race engine and chassis manufacturer has named Motul, which has a long history of association with motor sport, as a technical partner and the supplier of its official lubricants. Motul will work closely with Zytek on the development of its engines, supplying oil for its engine test facility, as well as workshop consumables and on-track technical support.
To develop Energy Recovery Systems for motor racing
Honda Motor Company has announced the formation of a new technical partnership with British company Zytek Automotive to develop Energy Recovery Systems (ERS) specifically for motor racing. The partnership brings together the vast experience of Honda in the development and manufacture of hybrid road cars with Zytek’s innovative electronic solutions for motorsport.
At 16, Sergey Sirotkin became the youngest race winner ever in Auto GP history.
After that magic weekend in Valencia he kept making an impression on the paddock emerging as one of the most interesting talents in European motorsport. His tally now includes one win, one 2nd place, three 3rd place finishes, one pole position and 5 fastest laps, impressive achievements for a driver that last year was driving a F. Abarth, a car with just a fraction of the power delivered by the Zytek engine Lolas of Auto GP.
Juan Carlos Sistos is the latest new-entry for the Portimão round of Auto GP.
The Mexican driver will join Zele Racing driving the #9 car, while Sten Pentus will again take the wheel of the #8 entry. A 20 year-old from Mexico, Sistos is one of the most interesting talents of South-American Motorsport: currently a top-runner in the European F3 Open, Juan Carlos boasted a stunning start of the season taking pole and winning Race 1 in the opening round of that Series.
21 year-old from Brazil
After Sten Pentus another newcomer will join Auto GP World Series in Valencia, it’s Yann Cunha, who will drive the #23 entry of Ombra Racing on the Spanish track. A 21 year-old from Brazil, Cunha has been a strong F3 contender in the last few seasons, clinching wins both in South America and in Europe.
Auto GP teams keep working to prepare the coming season in the best possible way.
With the first event of the Championship scheduled as early as 10 March three teams decided to fly to Valencia for a three-day test that will kick-off tomorrow morning: Campos Racing, MLR71 and Ombra Racing decided to make the most of the warm Spanish weather to put some mileage under their belts, a test that will surely prove very important as the Ricardo Tormo circuit will host the second event of the season.
Second team to race 2011’s most successful LMP2
Success breeds success. A second team is to run one of Zytek’s championship winning Z011SN LMP2 prototypes in this year’s European Le Mans Series and, entry permitting, at Le Mans itself. Kent-based Jota Sport has announced this week that it will join Greaves Motorsport to race 2011’s most successful LMP2 car.
Chassis and engine orders pour in for 2012
Zytek Engineering is building on its championship winning season with plans unveiled recently showing that it will be busier than ever during 2012. Greaves Motorsport has shown faith in the chassis that took it to an LMP2 class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours by announcing that it will run two cars, while a record number of enquiries have been received with regard to the Zytek developed and serviced Nissan LMP2 engine.
Giancarlo Serenelli was among the drivers taking part in the latest Auto GP test in Magione.
The driver from Venezuela went on track on both days with Ombra Racing, in order to have all the time to work with the team and get acquainted with the 550 bhp boasted by the Zytek engine. He had a steady improving trend on both days, and the experience definitely boosted his confidence in the Series as the right choice for a next step in his career.