Transmission deal boosts Ricardo”s reputation in global motor sport

10 January 2008 #SMMT News

Ricardo has announced that it will be the exclusive supplier of transmissions to Swift Engineering of California, for cars racing in the 2009 season of Japan’s Formula Nippon series. Design and development work is already in progress and the first transmissions for the Swift 017.n will be delivered in June.

Commenting on the deal Casper van der Schoot, Swift Engineering program director said, ‘Ricardo has a proven track record in the highest echelons of motor sports and will be able to provide us with first rate products and support in this program. We are very excited about this new relationship and are looking forward to see the results when the 017.n first hits the track in the fall of this year.’

Ricardo director of high performance transmissions products, Mark Barge, added, ‘We are proud to have been nominated as transmission supplier for the next generation Formula Nippon chassis. This contract award further reinforces our growing reputation as the supplier of choice for leading motor sports customers in all parts of the world.’

Ricardo already supplies transmissions for Japan’s Super GT series as well as single make series including the World Series by Renault and Indy Pro Series. In May last year the FIA announced the appointment of Ricardo to provide technical support and advice on the development of future regulations in Formula One.

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