Amber Composites (Langley Mill, U.K.) reported on May 2 that its materials have been chosen for extensive use in Honda Racing’s British Touring Car, and the companies have signed a long-term technical supply agreement.
Team Dynamics, which prepares the Honda for racing, is using Amber's prepreg
technology to reduce weight in critical areas of the car. Advances have already been made in key areas such as the front bumper, the splitter and the floor structure, which sits below the engine bay and extends underneath the driver.
“Our partnership with Amber Composites represents the beginning of a long-term plan to use composite technology in a wide range of parts. Amber’s involvement as our sole supplier of composite materials brings a number of important advantages to the program, including technical support and advice, speed and volume of supply and most importantly the quality of the product. We look forward to working closely with Amber both now and in the future as we implement a number of important developments on the car.”
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