Monday, July 18, 2011

Zircotec supports 10 teams at Formula Student

PRLog (Press Release)– Jul 18, 2011– Coatings specialist Zircotec lent corsa its technical and commercial support to 10 teams at Formula Student 2011 held at Silverstone last weekend.  The firm's ceramic coatings were used by a number of the participants inc bmw luding University of Hertfordshire, Coventry University and Cambridge, the latter adopting Zircotec's patented carbon composite coating to protect a composite bulkhead. "Zircotec believes that Formula Student is an extremely worthwhile activity, helping participants to understand and implement the technologies of today's contemporary race cars," says Zircotec's managing director Terry Graham. "We now offer a growing number of teams our coating service as a component part of a formal sponsorship package. Teams have access to our coatings and other products and in return we require them to provide a technical report of the results achieved. This way we can both learn from the use of the coating on the car."

Zircotec's coatings are appreciated by many of the teams using motorbike engines that tend to run hot in the Formula Student installation. "We are coating exhausts that keep heat inside the exhaust to prevent damage to surrounding components as well as supplying heat resistant foils to protect fuel lines, batteries and the driver," says Graham. "This year we also coated a composite bulkhead and we expect to see more of these lightweight materials requiring protection in future Formula Student cars."

Zircotec is equally keen to expand links with auto part International universities and used this year's event at Silverstone to meet teams from Italy, Australia, Germany, France and Holland. "We visited most of the teams during the week and provided samples of our ZircoFlex foil for them to solve last minute heat issues," adds Graham. "The level of engineering on these cars is often outstanding and we welcome further co-operation with universities outside of the UK in the coming years."

About Formula Student Formula Student is a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. It challenges university students from around the world to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone 531276856  Circuit. Its key aims are to inspire the next generation and address the skills shortage in engineering.   chevrolet The way FS achieves this is by providing crucial practical experience and transferable skills for use in a diverse range of industries.


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