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-fuelled hybrid propulsion system. It has the ability to run on either one or both of two propulsion systems – a normally aspirated V8 (petrol) engine and a 35kw electric motor, powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged using a kinetic energy recovery system. This hybrid propulsion system is unique in racing today.
GZ09HS has received a final homologation from FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile), and has been closely inspected by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) who describes it as a very sophisticated car.
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.
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