BAR and Koni extend partnership

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda today announces that it has renewed its supplier agreement with Koni, which has provided B*A*R with dampers since the team's debut race in 1999. Koni has an illustrious 46-year history in Formula One, with 226 Grand Prix...

Lucky Strike B*A*R Honda today announces that it has renewed its supplier agreement with Koni, which has provided B*A*R with dampers since the team's debut race in 1999.

Koni has an illustrious 46-year history in Formula One, with 226 Grand Prix victories and 13 World Championships to its name. In fact, it can lay claim to being the most successful racing shock absorber on the market.

As in previous seasons, Koni will supply racing dampers for use on the suspension systems of the B*A*R Honda 006 in 2004. B*A*R and Koni will also be working together on a race technology research and development project.

B*A*R Technical Director, Geoffrey Willis, commented: "We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with Koni for quite some time now and they provide us with a very reliable system of custom dampers to meet our chassis requirements. We look forward to working with them in 2004, which promises to be a very exciting year for the team."

Frits Altorf, Koni's Product Operations Manager, is delighted that the successful partnership is entering a new phase: "We have been very impressed by both the organisational restructuring and the technical progressive enhancements over the last few months at B*A*R. We have every confidence in achieving good results for the coming race season and we are proud to be a valuable part of this ever- improving team."

In addition to Formula One, Koni also supply dampers to a variety of motorsport disciplines, including Formula 3, F3000, GT Racing, IRL and Touring Cars.

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