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It's Been A Good Year for LU Motorsport


It's Been A Good Year for LU Motorsport

Photo of Formula Student Car

As we have 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.

LU Motorsport has had a good 2016 and is already starting to think about next year’s design with new students joining the team. Old team members are starting new jobs and we hope they will keep in touch with Lane Motorsport. Souriau's 8STA connectors are planned to be used again in 2017 and we look forward to helping the new members of the team choose the right solutions from the vast selections of electronic connectors, accessories and tooling to build a winning LU Motorsport car.

The racing car is designed to be both competitive on the track and in the business world. The Formula Student competition requires every team to assume their vehicles are to be sold to the open market. Consequently, the vehicles must be high performance, low cost, easy to maintain, reliable, aesthetically pleasing and suitable for mass or lean production.


Photo of Formula Student Motorsport Car

The LU Motorsport team is run and managed solely by students of Loughborough University. Every year, the team recruits new students to join and the team competes at race events across Europe. The team comprises students from all years and all disciplines - from automotive engineering to finance.

Lane Motorsport's products are based around the Souriau 8STA and 8TA series of high performance circular connectors as well as a wide range of compatible electrical connector accessories including nut plates, gaskets and lightweight caps produced by Weald Electronics, protective boots from HellermannTyton as well as a complete range of tooling. Lane Motorsport’s click to connect “Store” allows customers to select a standard product or “build” application specific connectors from many hundreds of in-stock components.

Get In Touch

If you have any questions about our products or services, or would like to purchase any of our products, please visit our online store, give us a call on +44 (0)1403 790661, or email and we will be happy to assist you with your enquiry.

If you would like to find out more about our range of connectors for motorsport applications, as well as our activities related to motorsport please have a look at some of our articles below:

Loughborough University Unveils 2016 Formula Student Car
Lane Motorsport connects with “Formula Student” at Loughborough University
Weight Saving 8STA Connector from Lane Motorsport
Hermetically Sealed Souriau 8STA connectors Added to Lane’s Motorsport Portfolio
Lane Electronics Adds 8STA Connector with Integrated Clinch Nut to its Motorsport Offering
8STA/8TA Catalogue
Souriau Connectors