ABINGDON, UK – Effective thermal management that both protects and prolongs the life of race components has led European Le Mans Series GTE front-runners JMW Motorsport to extend its partnership with Zircotec. In addition to ceramic coating the exhaust, JMW Motorsport will use ZircoFlex heatshield on the gearbox air regulator and bulkhead to minimize the adverse effects of heat soak in endurance racing. In 2015, Zircotec will also coat parts of the composite floor for the first time, extending the service life of a costly part.
“Managing heat is a key factor for the reliability in endurance racing,” said JMW’s Chief Engineer Davey Nicholas. “With the car running for up to 24 hours, pretty much non-stop, not having to worry about thermal management is a big attraction of using Zircotec.”
JMW Motorsports’ Ferrari 458 GTE will compete in the European Le Mans Series and the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours in 2015.