MEYLE in Motorsports: From Racetrack to Road


Source: MEYLE AG

Nürburgring, Germany – As a test field under real conditions, motorsports plays a central role in the product development of MEYLE, the 60-year-old company with the credo to manufacture better solutions and parts for the Independent automotive aftermarket.

With its three product lines, MEYLE-ORIGINAL, MEYLE-PD and MEYLE-HD, MEYLE offers tailor-made solutions and parts for every situation and every driver. Whether in the drift scene, truck racing, sprinting or long-distance driving, MEYLE is active wherever vehicles and vehicle parts have to withstand the highest loads.

The company has been involved in the “Super Sports Car League” since 2019 where MEYLE is a technical cooperation partner for the ADAC GT Masters team T3 Motorsport.

“Team T3 Motorsport is the ideal partner for us to meet our demand for better parts and solutions and to develop and test durable and high-performance products. We are delighted to have found a strong and committed cooperation partner who places the same high demands on quality and longevity,” explained Marc Erdmann, engineer from the suspension and steering division at MEYLE and in action at the racetrack.

The company takes the technical cooperation literally and makes the claim: “We are more than a financier.” Rather, the focus is on the transfer of technical know-how: through the performance analysis of the vehicle components in racing use, the company gains valuable insights for its own further development. In return, the racing vehicles are equipped with high-quality parts. In addition, its engineers support the T3 Motorsport team in all racing operations on the racetrack.

Technical cooperation partner: MEYLE parts in stress tests

In motorsports, top performance is demanded of all vehicle parts: They have to withstand particularly high loads – and they have to be extremely reliable. T3 Motorsport race cars are fitted with high-quality parts such as theMEYLE-ORIGINAL wheel speed sensor, the MEYLE-PD brake discs, the MEYLE-HD water pump or the MEYLE-ORIGINAL ignition coil.

“With MEYLE, we have experts at our side who apply their expertise and understanding exactly where the parts are to be subjected to maximum stress,” said Jens Feucht, Managing Director of T3 Motorsport GmbH. “And I can confirm that without exception. Due to the high quality of the installed parts, we are able to score important points during the races.”

MEYLE not only contributes to the technical equipment of T3 Motorsport racing cars. With every kilometer covered on the racetrack, the engineers collect large amounts of data and essential findings, which flow directly into the development of new parts and part optimization. The flexibility and short production cycles of the Hamburg-based company enable a prompt reaction to the current spare parts demand in the open parts market. MEYLE AG currently offers more than 24,000 automotive spare parts from the product groups steering/steering, drivetrain, brakes, suspension/damping, cooling/filters, rubber-to-metal parts, liquids, electronics/sensor technology as well as engine/gear for passenger cars, LCVs and trucks.

“Rolling test laboratory”: from the racetrack to the road

For consumers, quality and durability are paramount. Every single part of a vehicle must withstand the greatest stresses and strains. MEYLE customers benefit from the company’s parts use on the racetrack. All components are calculated, tested, further developed and adapted to the daily requirements of road traffic.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.