Tag Archive: Zytek

Jun 21

Zytek to supply LMP2 Engines to SMP Racing

The team which will be based in the south of France has ordered five engines

Zytek Logo Zytek concluded a deal at the Le Mans 24 Hour event last weekend with Russian team SMP Racing for the supply of racing engines for the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

2013 runner-up Kimiya Sato lands GP2 seat

One of the frontrunners of the Auto GP series last year

Auto GP - Enzo Coloni - Kimiya Sato Kimiya Sato, the runner-up in the 2013 Auto GP championship, will be driving in the 2014 GP2 Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 02

Zytek Nissan Power wins WEC LMP2 titles

World Championships fall to Anglo-Japanese engine technology

Zytek LogoZytek 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.

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Oct 27

The start of the Auto GP offseason is about to go underway

Auto GP testing set to go underway tomorrow

AutoGPThe 550-horsepower Zytek engines of the series’ racecars will be back on-track after the end of a spectacular 2013 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Zytek Engineering has announced the development of a 2014 LMP1 fuel flow regulation compliant engine

Zytek announces 2014 LMP1 Powertrain

Zytek LMP1 EngineThis incorporates technology from the V8 ZRS-03 units, used in the Renault World Series FR3.5 category, and draws on its long and successful history of designing cost effective, innovative racing powertrains.


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Jul 24

Honorary Doctorate for Zytek Founder

Sheffield University acknowledges Bill Gibson’s achievements

ZytekBill Gibson, founder of the Zytek Group, has been awarded an Honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering by the University of Sheffield.

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Jun 14

Record numbers for Zytek at Le Mans

Three chassis and seven engines entered

ZytekZytek 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

Tamas Pal Kiss to enter Auto GP race in Budapest

Auto GP will welcome a new driver in this weekend’s Budapest race.

Auto GP - Tamas Pal KissLocal driver Tamas Pal Kiss, born in Miskolic on May the 19th, 1991, will be joining the championship, managed by Enzo Coloni, behind the wheel of a MLR71-prepared car alongside Michele La Rosa.

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Mar 17

Zytek interested in F1’s 2014 engine rules

Yet another new name could be looking seriously at F1’s radical engine rules for 2014.

Flagworld - F1ZytekIt is already a poorly-guarded paddock secret that McLaren is likely to team up with the Japanese giant Honda, probably in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 01

Defendi, Roda, Spavone to run in Auto GP’s Barcelona test

“The number of drivers getting in-touch with Auto GP for the first time keeps rising.” – Enzo Coloni

AutoGP - Enzo Coloni - Daniele AudettoAuto GP logoNew 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Zytek announces partnership with Motul

Three-year agreement signed to be the official lubricant supplier 

Zytek2008-04-15 - 1085Zytek 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05

Zytek and Honda announce partnership

To develop Energy Recovery Systems for motor racing

Honda - Zytek ERS logo2011-01-13_0594Honda 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.

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Jun 28

Sirotkin: “I love the challenge of learning new tracks”

At 16, Sergey Sirotkin became the youngest race winner ever in Auto GP history.

AutoGP - Sergey SirotkinAuto GP World SeriesAfter 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.

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May 31

Juan Carlos Sistos joins Zele Racing in Portimão

Juan Carlos Sistos is the latest new-entry for the Portimão round of Auto GP.

Auto GP - Juan Carlos SistosAuto GP World SeriesThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Yann Cunha on the Valencia grid with Ombra Racing

 21 year-old from Brazil

Auto GP World SeriesAfter 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.

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Mar 27

Sten Pentus joins Auto GP World Series with Virtuosi UK

There’s a new-entry for the upcoming Valencia round of the Auto GP World Series.

Auto GP - Sten PentusAuto GP World SeriesEstonian talent Sten Pentus has found an agreement with Vituosi UK and will join the Championship on the Spanish track, hoping to leave his mark straight out of the box. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Three-day test for six drivers in Valencia

Auto GP teams keep working to prepare the coming season in the best possible way.

Auto GP - ValenciaAuto GPWith 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 18

Jota Sport reunites with Zytek

Second team to race 2011’s most successful LMP2

Jota Sport Zytek Z011SN ZytekSuccess 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.

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Dec 07

Tests for Campos, MLR71 and MP Motorsport

Teams are evaluating various options for their future line-up

Auto GP - Facundo RegaliaWhile the Championship staff keeps working hard in order to prepare the coming season, the Auto GP teams are also working at full steam in order to get ready for the 2012 challenge.

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Nov 24

Zytek Engineering is building on its championship winning season

Chassis and engine orders pour in for 2012

Zytek Zytek competition - 09S PromoZytek 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.

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