AP Racing Secures 2024 IndyCar Clutch Role

In a pivotal shift for the 2024 NTT IndyCar season, AP Racing has been designated as the exclusive clutch supplier, marking a significant endorsement of their innovative technology and enduring legacy in motorsport engineering. This partnership kicks off at the eagerly anticipated Firestone Grand Prix in St. Petersburg and promises to redefine performance standards across the series’ celebrated circuits.

Key Highlights:

  • Exclusive Supplier: AP Racing to provide clutches for all IndyCar teams in 2024.
  • Innovative Design: Teams to use the CP8278 three-plate, 10-bolt clutch for optimal performance.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Improvements in clamp and release loads, plus wear allowance.
  • Bespoke Solutions: A single slave cylinder designed to meet diverse team requirements.
  • Legacy of Excellence: Over four decades of supplying to IndyCar, now as a sole supplier.

See also: NASCAR Picks AP Racing for Next Gen Cup Car Brakes

The CP8278 clutch is a marvel of engineering, tailored to meet the rigorous demands of open-wheel racing. It combines a lightweight design with a carbon/carbon composition, ensuring durability and high performance. The clutch’s pull-type configuration and cushion pressure plate system enhance modulation, crucial for the intense racing environments IndyCar is known for.

AP Racing’s commitment to providing tailored solutions extends to the development of a bespoke slave cylinder, specifically designed to complement the CP8278 clutch. This innovation allows for varied installations, catering to the unique needs of each team and driver, underscoring the company’s dedication to customization and performance.

David Hamblin, AP Racing’s managing director, expressed pride in the company’s long-standing association with IndyCar, now culminating in becoming the sole clutch supplier for the 2024 season. Hamblin’s statement, “This agreement is testament to the quality and performance of our products, as well as our dedication to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering,” highlights the mutual commitment to excellence and innovation that defines this partnership.

As AP Racing steps into the spotlight as the exclusive clutch supplier, the 2024 IndyCar season is set to be a showcase of engineering brilliance and competitive spirit, embodying the essence of motorsport innovation and collaboration.

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