Motorsport UK has consulted on the implications for motorsport in England with the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in respect of the plan to enter a four-week national lockdown on Thursday 5 November.
Euro Car Parts has signed an exclusive supply agreement with performance suspension specialist WAT Racing. Bill Stimson, marketing director of Euro Car Parts, said: “WAT coilover kits have a great reputation in the motorsport world so we’re delighted they’ve chosen us as sole UK distributor. Manufactured using top quality materials, they’re hand assembled and dyno-tested – a fantastic addition to our fast-growing performance portfolio.”
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has announced an agreement between its Moog brand and NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. The company will provide all competition cars with steering and suspension components. the new agreement complements its long-standing NASCAR partnership, which has stood since 1966.
The Parts Alliance will promote its steering and suspension range with a prize draw for three customers to win a Spitfire flight. The initiative will run through May only, and is supported by members Allparts, CES, GMF, SC Motor Factors, The Parts Alliance South West, SAS, Waterloo, Dingbro, BBC Superfactors and BMS Superfactors. The suppliers and brands include Delphi, Monroe, Lesjofors and Polybush.
Parts supplier Motaquip is pursuing what it calls an “aggressive” development of its diverse product portfolio, as the company seeks growth two years after securing its independence from the PSA Group. The British auto parts and consumables supplier is celebrating 35 years of trading in 2016. It has a customer base of 175 independent motor factors – all members of the Motaquip Distributor Network. It supplies braking, filtration, steering and suspension, lubricants, engine components, transmission products, electrical and consumables.
AirREX has released its latest comprehensive, fully reversible air-suspensionkit for almost all variants of the Porsche 964. The new kit fits all versions of the car, in widebody, coupe and cabriolet guises, offering a near ‘plug and play’ fitment to enthusiasts. As with all AirREX digital air management systems, the Porsche 964 kit is supplied fully assembled and leak tested from the factory.
AirREX has released an adjustable air suspension kit for all variants of the Nissan GT-R. The company says the kit offers “a near ‘plug and play’ fitment”. The Liberty Walk project supplier said its air suspension offers super-low stance at shows, with a variety of ride heights for road use.
AirREX’s has released transformable air-suspension kit for almost all variants of the Volkswagen Passat. The supplier has different kits to fit all engine types from the launch spec to the present day, offering a near ‘plug and play’ fitment. The kit should appeal to enthusiasts that want the look and convenience of a fully adjustable air-ride kit, but without the usual hassles of fitting that go with custom installs, AirREX states.
Bilstein has launched its Clubsport coilover suspension for the Porsche 911 GT3 (991 Series). The suspension underwent meticulous tuning and adjustment work during a two-week field test on the test and trial circuit in Papenburg (Emsland). Bilstein technicians tuned the high-end coilover suspension to the Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus in the GT3.
German suspension manufacturer Bilstein has released two enhancement packages for VAG’s popular Audi A1.The kits are designed to provide original equipment levels of fit, finish and ride quality, coupled with significant improvements in handling. Both have been designed and produced entirely in-house in Bilstein’s cutting-edge German production facilities.
British Touring Car Championship organiser TOCA has awarded a technical partner contract to the RML Group for the supply of the specified chassis, suspension and associated components. The Wellingborough-based RML Group is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading touring car design and engineering companies.
Suspension provider V-Maxx has launched a vast range of springs for the BMW E36. Fitting both coupe and sedan versions of the 318TDS/320i/323i/325i/328i/325TD/325TDS (excluding the height adjustable M-Technic cars), the company says the springs will improve the handling and stance of any ’90-’98 model.
Best known for its damper and coilover solutions, Bilstein also offers an increasingly extensive range of OEM replacements springs for many popular makes and models of car. A recent example is the spring solution for Mazda’s popular MX5 Mk2 roadster (pictured). Spring breakages are currently a common occurrence due to falling road surface quality, salt from the colder months accelerating deterioration and corrosion and so on. Bilstein says its B3 spring range has many benefits over other aftermarket alternatives. It is made in Germany to the same standards that the company demands of both its original equipment and motorsport lines.