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Jun 15

Le Mans 24 Hours: Audi claims its 13th victory after a nail-biting race! (updated)

The 82nd edition kept all its promises 

2014-06-15-1791For Audi and the trio Marcel Fässler-André Lotterer-Benoît Tréluyer, victory didn’t come into view until late Sunday morning, against Toyota and Porsche.

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Jun 12

Le Mans 24 Hours: Qualifying news (updated)

Pierre Ragues qualifies for eighth Le Mans 24 Hours after hectic qualifying sessions at Circuit de la Sarthe 

2014-06-11-1423French endurance racer Pierre Ragues has today qualified for an impressive eighth 24 Hours of Le Mans after setting the required night-time laps with the Larbre Competition team in this evening’s qualifying session.

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Apr 09

Zytek Automotive acquired by Continental whilst

Zytek Engineering remain wholly owned by founder

Zytek Bill Gibson the founder and owner of Zytek Engineering Ltd – the UK based racing powertrain and motorsport business – recently concluded a deal to sell his 50% shareholding in Zytek Automotive Ltd to German company Continental AG. 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 23

Le Mans 24 Hours: A twelfth win by Audi!

Audi adds a new victory to its impressive record, and Tom Kristensen scores his 9th victory.

Audi R18 e-tron photo © Audi CommunicationThe Dane remains more than ever the victory record holder at Le Mans, while Allan McNish scores his third victory in La Sarthe in fifteen years. Their French team mate Loïc Duval,who took the pole, adds the Le Mans 24 Hours to the Sebring 12 Hours and Tourist Trophy. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 21

24 Hours of Le Mans: Zytek Nissan engine clinches pole at Le Mans

Fastest LMP2 time for Repton developed power plant 

Zytek Nissan engined car takes poleA Zytek Nissan-engined car grabbed the LMP2 class pole position for the Le Mans 24-hours last night. In the closing seconds of final qualifying, Olivier Pla in the OAK Racing Morgan, which features a Zytek developed and serviced Nissan VK45DE engine, recorded the fastest lap in class with a time of 3mim 38.621sec.

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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 »


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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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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Sep 27

Zytek Nissan dominates the season

Repton prepared engines win every LMS round

ZytekGreaves Motorsport logoZytek Nissan-engined cars finished first and second in the LMP2 class at yesterday’s Six Hours of Estoril. The result capped a superb Le Mans Series season in which the 4.5-litre VK45DE power unit won its category at every round and in which the Greaves Motorsport Zytek-Nissan Z11SN claimed the team and driver’s championships with three victories from five races.

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Sep 25

Zytek – The Choice of Champions

Greaves Motorsport secures LMP2 titles 

ZytekGreaves Motorsport logoZytek Motorsport has won the Le Mans Series LMP2 Team and Drivers championships for a second time. When Tom Kimber-Smith took pole position for tomorrow’s Six Hours of Estoril race, he scored the single point necessary to secure the drivers’ title for himself and Karim Ojjeh and the team award for Zytek customer Greaves Motorsport. 

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Sep 20

Zytek look to future with new appointment

Appointing former motor sport journalist and marketeer Chris Witty

ZytekLe Mans - Zytek MotorsportZytek Engineering has signalled its intent to capitalise on the success they have shared this year with Greaves Motorsport and Nissan in the LMP2 sports prototype category by appointing former motor sport journalist and marketeer Chris Witty to help develop the commercial side of their motor sport operation, including sales and new projects.

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Jun 11

OAK Racing rewarded with encouraging Le Mans qualifying

Nissan/Zytek Engine Quickest In Class
Robertson Racing well set following Le Mans qualifying

OAK RacingRobertson Racing logoOAK Racing’s hard work in the lead up to this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours paid off last night with all four OAK-Pescarolo prototypes – two each in LMP1 and LMP2 – demonstrating competitive pace during qualifying.

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Jan 14

New Zytek Hybrid Technology to race in Europe

Rangoni Motorsport to enter latest, pure race system

ZytekZytek’s latest ZPH hybrid technology is to be raced this year by a team new to the Le Mans Series. Bologna, based Rangoni Motorsport will contest a Zytek 09SH in all the rounds of the LMS and, subject to entry, the Le Mans 24-hours in June. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 16

Zytek engine powers to European Hill Climb title

Faggioli has dominated the championship thus far, winning eight out of the last nine rounds.

ZytekSimone Faggioli won his second European Hill Climb title in as many years this weekend, utilising the 3.0-Litre KV engine. The Italian took the championship at Course de côte St. Ursanne-Les Rangiers, the ninth round of the twelve race series. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 07

Champions return for first round of the Le Mans Series

Zytek’s Season Opener

ZytekZytek Motorsport, the supplier for the 2009 Le Mans Series LMP2 team and drivers champions, starts the defence of its titles, as well as challenges for new ones, this weekend at the Paul Ricard HTTT circuit. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 12

Champion on pole at Silverstone

Olivier Pla again dominates in his Ginetta-Zytek

Champion sets poleFor the third consecutive round of the Le Mans Series, Olivier Pla has claimed pole position in the LMP2 class with his Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 24

Ginetta-Zytek wins again

Increased lead in LMP2 drivers and teams championship

Quifel-ASM Team drivers Oliver Pla and Miguel Amaral have once again taken their Ginetta-Zytek to victory in the LMP2 class of a Le Mans Series round. As during the previous race in Portugal the pair were more than two laps ahead of their nearest rival at the end of the ADAC 1,000km of the Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 19

Zytek to build on recent successes

Ginetta-Zyteks look for more wins in Germany

Zytek Motorsport plans to cap a highly successful few weeks at this Sunday’s ADAC 1,000km of the Nürburgring. In one month, a Ginetta-Zytek GZ09S has dominated its class in a round of the Le Mans Series; a hybrid version of the GZ09S has claimed the first ever podium place for a hybrid prototype while Zytek Automotive has been revealed as the operation responsible for developing the ground breaking KERS electric motor and power electronics that assisted Lewis Hamilton’s McLaren to a ground-breaking victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


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