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Ricardo to continue as sole supplier of transmissions to Indy Lights series

Ricardo has announced that it has secured a multi-year contract extension as the sole source of racing transmissions for the US Indy Lights race series. The Indy Lights series consists of 10 rounds around North American circuits, and serves as the feeder series for the world-famous IndyCar Series championship. Under the terms of the contract, Ricardo will deliver in-house designed, manufactured and assembled racing transmissions from its facility in Leamington, UK, directly to Indianapolis where the units will be assembled into the racecars by each of the series’ competing teams.

This new contract also includes an upgrade to the transmission to allow for semi-automatic paddle-operated gear shifting, helping to bring an attractive level of technology to the newly designed Dallara chassis.
“We have been supplying racing transmissions to the Indy Lights series since 2002 with great success and we are delighted to announce our continued support of this prestigious racing series,” said Ricardo Performance Products MD Mark Barge. “Ricardo has a long-standing relationship with the teams and chassis manufacturers and we welcome the introduction of new technology to further enhance the racing spectacle that IndyCar is so famous for.”
Advanced Engine Research (AER) will be the official engine supplier, providing the power units to which the Ricardo transmissions will be linked. The Dallara IL-15 chassis will be powered by a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing approximately 450ps, with additional power available via a driver-controlled push-to-pass feature.

18 June 2014


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