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Some of the world’s leading suppliers to the rallying world set for Autosport International

The 2018 World Rally Championship is to launch at Autosport International next week. It is the first time a top-tier FIA World Championship has launched at the show in its 27-year history.

While it is the first time a major championship has launched at the show, every year Autosport International plays host to some of the most prestigious suppliers and buyers of cutting edge motorsport technology from across the world.


A large selection of exhibitors present at this year’s event have a longstanding presence within the teams competing globally in rally events. Our infographic highlights some of the key companies that keep rally cars racing on the ice, snow, gravel and tarmac all over the world.

BTN Performance has over 40 years experience in the performance turbo business offering Garrett® turbochargers for leading original equipment manufacturers and many top race teams across the rallying world.

Super B are experts in battery technology, developing and producing advanced, lithium batteries, tailored for each industry. Its batteries, which are supplied to cars in the Dakar Rally, is set to be on show at the NEC next week.

For 40 years, Ferrea Racing Components has been manufacturing racing components for various types of racing engines. Its Ferrea 6000 Series Competition Valves (K-Series) are built specifically for rallying but also extend to developments for programmes such as Formula 1, Indy Car, Sprint Car and NASCAR.

Global leaders in driveline, chassis technology and safety technology, ZF Race Engineering supplies the FIA World Rally Championship with its calibration services and testing.

Pakelo Motor Oil develops made-to-measure lubricant oils for rally teams, which can withstand the most adverse and extreme conditions in the rally competition. Its latest 2018 offerings are set to be on display at the show next week.

Mike Hewland began his pioneering work in racing gearboxes in 1959. Today, Hewland Engineering continues to provide transmission products to a whole class of customers, some of which include World Rally Champions. The Hewland team will be on hand to discuss new product developments and 2018 projects.

D.C. Electronics is one of the leading manufacturers of custom-built electrical systems. It has 15 years of experience distributing across the globe to the likes of NASCAR, WEC and of course, the WRC.

Manufacturers and distributors of engine cylinder liners, Westwood Cylinder Liners, is a family business which has been involved with rebuilding engines since the 1930s. Westwood is a regular at Autosport International, finding the opportunity to engage with loyal customers expanding business opportunities.

As the UK’s oldest camshaft manufacturer, Newman Cams is the expert in camshaft production for road, rally, race, motorcycle and classic car applications. The team is set to exhibit its latest product offerings ahead of the 2018 racing season.

Autosport Bearings & Components supplies taper roller, ball and roller, spherical and rod end bearings to the fastest cars and work with the best motorsport teams in the world. Expect to see a strong range of its products on display at Autosport International.

BBS Motorsport is world-renowned for the manufacturing of high performance racing wheels for more than 35 years. See its wheels on the Citroen WRC team cars.

Xtrac has become recognised as the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of transmission systems, supporting a wide client base including top-level motorsport and high performance cars. Xtrac supplies most of the world’s top motorsport teams in both two and four-wheeled formulae across the globe, from MotoGP to Formula 1 and WRC.

EPTG Powerflex is Europe’s number one provider of suspension bushes. The company boasts a long and fruitful history with WRC since 1998 for providing suspension and chassis systems. Continuously developing new products each year, EPTG Powerflex is on course to showcase some of its latest 2018 products at Autosport International.

A world leader and pioneer of automotive disc brake technology, Brembo supplies automobiles, motorcycles and commercial vehicles across the world. The new range of Brembo products for rallying and off-road motorbikes such as the XCS master cylinder concept, are set to be on show next week.

EVO Corse provides a wide range of components, using the best materials, for competing cars and racing machines. Known for its race winning wheels, EVO Corse has further expanded its Dakar off-road wheels range with an 8” wide version.

Eibach engineers its custom springs to ensure the safety and stability of the driver for maximum travel, including drivers taking on some of the most daring rally courses around the world. Eibach’s latest products, such as the air-cooled anti-roll-kit suspension for the Porsche 911 and the all-new Honda Civic Type-R performance springs, will all be up for discussion for prospective clients at Autosport International.

HB Bearings Limited stocks many types of “difficult to source” metric and imperial bearings of their own manufacture. For over 45 years the team has built up a talented selection of bearing engineers and designers to manufacture state-of-the-art motorsport bearings.

Safety Devices International, the designers and manufacturers of roll cages, is one of the most knowledgeable, experienced solution providers in motorsport safety. It will have a BMW M3 with built in roll cage on display and will be on hand to talk more in depth about its involvement in racing, including with the Citroen C1 Racing Club.

Don’t Miss Out!

Do not miss out on the WRC celebrations at Autosport International from 11-14 January 2018 at Birmingham’s NEC.

The event is part of Motorsport Network’s UK title, Autosport – one of the world’s leading print and online motorsport publishers.

Motorsport Network is the world’s largest independent automotive and motorsport-related digital platform, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars. The network also creates key industry events including Autosport International and the annual Autosport Awards.