10 July, 2013 - Berkshire, England The Chinese Touring Car Championship (CTCC) is one of many fast-growing motorsport race series in China - and Asia-Pacific - whose popularity is rising thanks to partnerships with UK companies like transmission specialist Hewland Engineering.
Hewland has been providing its EGT racing gearbox to the CTCC since 2011 and supplied the gearbox for the fastest car in the 2012 Championship’s Super Production Class (1600 turbo class), a VW Scirroco from the Shanghai VW 333 Racing team.
Chinese motor racing is growing at such a phenomenal rate that racing teams in the region are looking to more experienced areas of the world to support this growth. Hewland is able to work in close partnership with burgeoning race series’ to share the knowledge and expertise it has gained from its sixty-year heritage of developing transmission technology. In fact 69 per cent of its sales last year were exports.
“With the prospect of an Asian Touring Car Championship in 2014, and the rise of junior race series in the region cultivating the next generation of talent, Chinese motorsport is facing a bright and exciting future. We fully expect more countries in Asia-Pac to follow suit over the next 12 months,” explains William Hewland, president, Hewland Engineering.
“As we have a presence in almost every form of motorsport around the globe, from F1 to one-make series’, we have the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to requests from new markets. We look forward to closely supporting Asia-Pac motorsport with our specialist transmission technology as the industry continues to grow.”
About Hewland Engineering:
Hewland Engineering provides bespoke transmission solutions for the full spectrum of motor racing across the globe.
Founded in 1957, Hewland Engineering designs and manufactures transmissions and components that can today be found in nearly every category of motorsport from Formula Ford to Formula One. This breadth of experience and unparalleled quality engineering means that it can manufacture solutions for both modern day motorsport and bespoke applications, delivering inspired confidence to racing teams the world over.
Hewland Engineering is based in a specialist factory in White Waltham, Berkshire.