Team West/AJR Ferrari to Ride on Latest Motegi Wheel Design
New Technomesh GT Wheel to debut on 458 GT
Lime Rock, Conn. - The Team West/Alex Job Racing Boardwalk Ferrari driven by Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell will be riding on the latest Motegi Racing Technomesh GT wheel design at the American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, July 5-6.
The newly designed forged aluminum monoblock Motegi Technomesh GT wheel combines an aggressive design that maximizes strength, while channeling air to the brakes for added cooling. Motegi Racing has achieved a 20 percent reduction in rotating weight, a significant savings comparable to roughly three times the equivalent static weight.
|Motegi Technomesh GT Wheel
"The Motegi Racing Technomesh GT wheel for 2013 keeps the great look while providing real benefits in rotating mass reduction," Townsend Bell, Team West/Alex Job Racing driver, said. "Reducing rotating mass, especially at a place like Lime Rock, increases top speed, reduces braking distance and is less weight for the engine to push around the track, all pluses when racing in the ultra-competitive GT series."
A racing wheel is always a compromise between weight and stiffness, "saidLuigi
Lucaora, technical director for Motegi Racing's competition program. "Our philosophy is to listen to what our racing partners want and work with them to develop products that exceed their expectations."
"We are relentless in the pursuit of making better products,"said Motegi Racing president Jody Groce. "Our teams are constantly developing their race cars, and our approach is the same. Once our wheel is perfect, we find ways to make it better."
Motegi Racing originally developed theTechnomesh GT wheel in consultation with the factory Ferrari race car engineering and production team at Michelottoto ensure it would meet the needs of leading professional competitors. More information can be found on the at competition.motegiracing.com
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