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SKF supplies bearings to Zytek’s hybrid-electric race car
SKF has been chosen by Zytek Engineering to supply customised and standard deep groove ball bearings to the electric motor generator unit and the intermediate shaft of the new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09HS racing car.
The car, manufactured by Zytek Engineering and managed by Corsa Motorsport, is the first racing car to feature an advanced alternative-
GZ09HS has received a final homologation from FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)
A remarkable achievement for the new GZ09HS took place earlier this year in Lakeville, Connecticut, USA, when it conquered the first ever podium position for such a hybrid car at an American Le Mans Series race.
Zytek is a British engineering company with a substantial automotive engineering experience, capable of providing major vehicle manufacturers with advanced power train and chassis control systems. The company has lately been involved in the design, development and manufacturing of innovative hybrid and electric drive trains.
SKF continues to provide engineering services to Zytek and the two companies are now ready to work on the development of the next generation of electric motors, which represents a novel energy efficient power source in the field of motor sport.
Note to editors
SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group's service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group's annual sales 2008 were SEK 63,361 million. The number of employees was 44,799. www.skf.com
For further information please contact:
Phil Burge, Marketing Manager, SKF (U.K.) Limited
T: 01582 496433 F: 01582 848091 E: email@example.com
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