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Zircotec Sponsors Wolverhampton Racing Team for 2023 Season

Earlier this week, the University of Wolverhampton Racing Team (UWR) confirmed their entry for the 2023 Praga Cup UK with newly signed driver, Jessica Hawkins.


We’re proud be part of the UWR as a sponsor for this year’s Praga Cup UK race season. We will be supplying our market-leading heat management solutions to ensure UWR keep their cool on the track, whilst also increasing performance.

Jessica will be paired with UWR’s professional driver, and University mentor, Shane Kelly. Shane led UWR last year to multiple podiums including a race with at Silverstone. As the only student-led racing team in the UK, they won the Rookie of the Year Award for their 2022 performance. UWR truly is a unique team to support, and it coincides perfectly with Zircotec’s long-standing tradition of supporting ‘the engineers of tomorrow’ with our motorsport solutions. Zircotec has sponsored and supported countless Formula Student racing teams since 2008, and supporting the UWR is no different. Through these initiatives, students have access to the same thermal management solutions as our customers in F1, MotoGP, WRC, Le Mans racing etc. Our heat management solutions the to the Motorsport industry includes:


Composite Coatings

Increase temperature resilience and fire resistance of lightweight carbon fibre materials.

Exhaust Coatings

Our Coatings significantly lower exhaust surface temperatures, delivering a reduction of up to 33%, aiding the reduction of inlet charge and fluid system temperatures, whilst increasing driver endurance and comfort.

Encapsulated Heat Shield

Highly durable and lightweight systems capable of use in direct contact to heat sources of up to 1,000°C giving impressive temperature reductions across minimal thicknesses, typically under 10mm.

Flexible Heat Shield

Revolutionary lightweight, flexible, ceramic heat shield supplied in a range of sizes and thicknesses as stand-alone or convenient adhesive backed versions.

Formable Heat Shield

Rigid, thin embossed stables-steel heat shield material, coated on both sides with Zircotec’s proven ThermoHold® ceramic coating.

Jessica is a professional stunt driver, as featured in James Bond films as well as Fast and Furious Live, a driver ambassador for the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One™ Team, and now the first female racer of UWR. Jessica is an inspiration to the next generation of females interested in STEM subjects.

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We’re looking forward to the 1st Round of racing at Silverstone, on the 25th & 26th March.

Contact us to find out more about our motorsport thermal management strategy and solutions!

For championship details visit www.pragacup.com or www.britcar-endurance.com.