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ORECA, Gibson Technologies and Sentronics were the big winners of the night at this year’s RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium Awards.

ORECA’s Technical Director David Floury was presented with the prestigious Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist of the Year award for the work that he and Jean-Philippe Pélaprat, ORECA’s aerodynamic/CFD engineer had achieved with the 07, the car which absolutely dominated the LMP2 class in the World Endurance Championship in 2017, to the point that it is not been granted any updates to the design which have been granted to rival manufacturers in the class.

“We are very honoured to receive the Dino Toso award for our work on the 07, as it reflects the hard work that has been put into this car by all the team involved with the project,” said Floury.

“Thank you RACE TECH for recognising us with this award, which I am happy to accept on behalf of everyone.”

Meanwhile, LMP2 engine supplier Gibson Technology was awarded the Race Engine Design of the Yea,r with Operations Director John Manchester and Technical Director Ian Lovett receiving the award for the 4.2 litre GK428. Read More »

World Symposium winners15Thomas Kramer, the Scuderia Toro Rosso aero team and Williams Advanced Engineering were the recipients of the Race Engine Designer, the Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist and the Don Burgoon Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year awards respectively, in a night of celebration during the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium. Read More »

The Road to 2030 – What is motorsport’s role in helping define the future?

The 11th World Motorsport Symposium, which takes place at the Thinktank at Birmingham’s Millennium Point on Monday 30 November/Tuesday 1 December promises to be the most controversial yet.

Against the background of recent developments in the automotive industry, where the testing of diesel has come under close scrutiny and which has probably given a fresh impetus to hybrids and electric cars, the theme of the Symposium is “the Road to 2030,” which has now probably changed course from what it was just a month ago. Read More »

:: Representatives from Mercedes F1, Reventec and RML receive prestigious motorsport industry awards
:: 10th anniversary of the World Motorsport Symposium
:: Event founders recognised for contribution to motorsport

The tenth anniversary of the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium saw an all-star line-up of senior engineers and designers gathered in Birmingham for the prestigious annual awards dinner.

Reigning Formula One World Constructors’ Champion Mercedes added to its silverware collection, with the team’s head of aerodynamics, Mike Elliott, scooping the Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist of The Year award, for his work on the W05 Hybrid. Read More »

10 years of making history

An international motorsport think tank like no other, the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium celebrates ten years of making history in the world of motorsport technology. Over the past decade, the event has seen the birth of innovative and groundbreaking concepts, such as the Global Race Engine, the DeltaWing and Lord Drayson’s proposal for an electric racing series.

Chaired by Audi Sport’s head of engine technology, Ulrich Baretzky and Caterham F1’s performance director, John Iley, this prestigious two-day event is unique in the motorsport calendar. It has built a reputation for attracting a who’s who of the international motorsport engineering industry, providing a relaxed yet discrete forum to air new ideas. Read More »

Ulrich Batetzky, Peter Prodromou, Pratt & Miller and Bosch were the recipients of the Race Engine Designer, the Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist and the Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year awards respectively, in a night of celebration during the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium.

The 2013 season will go down in Audi’s history as one of the most successful – perhaps the most successful ever, with the highlight being its second successive victory at Le Mans with a hybrid racecar and quattro drive, the 12th win for the marque in the race. Another milestone came in Texas, as it marked Audi’s – and therefore Ulrich Baretzky’s – 100th overall victory with cars powered by his engines. It also marked his 20th year at Audi Sport, during which time none of his engines has ever blown up. Read More »

A star cast of elite motorsport engineers has been assembled for the next RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium, to be held in Birmingham on 6 and 7 January.

With the theme being “We are creating a new rule book… what should it be and why?”, they have agreed to participate in what is going to be a very unique event, one quite unlike anything that has happened before.

Chaired by Ulrich Baretzky, who is Head of Engine Technology at Audi Sport, and John Iley, Caterham F1’s Performance Director, the format for the two days is to have short presentations, followed by lengthy discussions, very much in the manner of a Parliamentary debate.

As such, there will be Cabinet members, panellists for each session to help guide and move the debate on. Read More »

Roger Griffiths and Allen Miller, Ralph Harman and Rene Hilhorst and Ole Buhl Racing were the recipients of the Race Engine Designer, the Dino Toso Racecar Aerodynamicist and the Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year awards respectively, in a night of celebration during the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium.

Roger Griffiths, technical director of Honda Performance Development (HPD), flew to the UK to receive the prestigious Race Engine Designer for both himself and Allen Miller, for the LMP2 engine which had such a successful season in 2012. Mounted to the ARX-03b chassis run by Starworks Motorsport, it won the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans on its way to giving HPD its first World Championship. Read More »