The green electric vehicle (EV) revolution is all over the front pages right now as manufacturers announce new vehicles, as well as plans to replace the current polluting models in time for the deadlines set by their country. At Lane Motorsport we have been supplying connector solutions to support the EV revolution in motorsport for several years now.
Customers needing urgent delivery of connector assemblies based around Souriau 8STA motorsport and Souriau 8D/D38999 Aluminium variants will be keen to learn that we have added more specialist equipment to our VAD assembly area as part of our ongoing investment to reduce delivery timescales and increase our overall production efficiency.
As a company well known for providing high performance electronic connector solutions where the application or the environment places huge demands on the integrity of the connection, we are very happy to announce that we have added new connectors and connector assemblies to our motorsport product portfolio.
For more than 50 years, we’ve been providing high performance connector solutions to every market sector where the application or the environment places huge demands on the integrity of the connection, and nowhere is this better illustrated than in motorsport, an industry sector renowned for its rapid pace of development and for the demands it places on its supply chain.
For another year, Lane Motorsport, our motorsport division, will be exhibiting at the Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne from November 13th to 15th. It’s the leading event for motorsport teams, racing car engineers, designers and drivers.
We are so happy to announce that another one of our sponsored student racing car teams, HyTech Racing, came first in their latest race. HyTech, who are student-run, were competing in the United States at the Georgia Institute of Technology (better known as Georgia Tech). They entered the Formula Hybrid challenge as defending champions, and came out victorious once more, placing first in the Electric Only class.
From the 10th until the 13th of January, Lane Motorsport exhibited at this year's Autosport Engineering show at Birmingham’s NEC, where it's safe to say our booth attracted a lot of interest for our motorsport connectors and connector accessories. As usual, we were promoting a comprehensive electronic interconnection package centred on Souriau’s 8STA connector series and a broad range of accessories made by HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics.
2018 was an eventful year for LUMotorsport, Loughborough University's formula student team. In the attached newsletter you can find out exactly how the 2018 season panned out, as well as found out what the LUMotorsport team has planned for the coming 2019 season.
Do you need heat shrink tubing for the most demanding applications? We are very happy to now offer the HellermannTyton SE28 Series for motorsport, aerospace, defence and railway applications.
Our Motorsport division have now made available Souriau 8STA high power circular connectors which are designed for specific applications where high performance, small size and light weight are key factors, such as the motorsport sector.
Following a crash earlier this month at Snetterton, our sponsored racer Sam Osborne considered himself lucky to be able to get to, let alone ride at, Oulton Park. There was nothing wrong with his bike when he crashed, but he fractured his L3 (a vertebra located in the lower back portion of the spinal column) – ouch!!
This season's first event at Donington was declared "a great success" by our sponsored rider, Sam Osborne. After an excellent early season practice and with some key modifications to his Suzuki, including the addition of suspension components by the leading Italian manufacturer Mupo, Sam was confident that he could compete on equal terms with the leading riders in the field at the season's opening race day.
It has long been a genuine boast of ours that standard connectors would be in the hands of the customer within 24 hours. Indeed, for years, the company’s slogan was “Our stock today, yours tomorrow. Today, it’s “We Connect Technology”, but the delivery promise remains.
Find out how Loughborough University’s Formula Student team, LUMotorsport, who are sponsored by our Motorsport division Lane Motorsport, performed in their 2017 season and what their plans are for 2018.
Our sponsored biker Sam Osborne is all set to return to racing this season after missing most of last year. His chance of a competitive season in the upcoming Thundersport GB GP1-Sportsman class has been give a massive boost with the purchase of a new bike.
Ultra-miniature 8STA circular connectors as well as a range of ultra-lightweight size 01 8STA compatible accessories are now available from our online store.
Significant investment in our tooling and inventory levels will ensure that customers for Souriau’s 8STA High Density (HD) Series of circular connectors will soon not have to wait for prototypes and small quantities beyond a few days.
We are very happy to make available acomprehensive package of 8STA compatible accessories made by HellermannTyton and Weald Electronics.
A truly international audience totalling more than 7,000 attended this year's Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne. PMW is strictly for motorsport industry professionals and is not open to the general public. It covers almost every facet of motorsport showcasing the very latest technologies, products and services.
Sam Osborne, Lane Motorsport’s sponsored bike rider, claims not to like Snetterton, venue for the latest round of Thundersport 600 Sportsman races but, this year his test day went really well and he felt really good from the get go. Sam and his team had a good suspension setup and he was able to hit all his markers.
As we continue our series of posts on Sam Osborne's progress in the Thundersport GB motorcycle season we head to Donington where, in his own words, Sam’s second event of the season did not go according to plan!
You may remember that our sponsored bike rider Sam Osborne had to stop racing just after the season’s start last year after being diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome. He sustained a head injury during a crash at a testing session at the end of 2015, the consequences of which only became apparent a few months later. Now, Sam is on course to return to racing in 2017 and will compete on a bigger bike.
As we've reported before, each year LU Motorsport (Loughborough University Motorsport) develops, builds, tests and races a new single seat race car. From CAD to test circuit, these vehicles are designed from a blank sheet of paper, with the knowledge and expertise from over a decade of racing experience.
We have now made available a wide range of heat shrinkable boots designed for strain relieving applications where motorsport connectors have integral backshell and other connector designs use boot adaptor backshells to save weight to cable transitions, as well as in other areas where insulation and component protection are key requirements.