Apollo Racing - new IRM sports racer

Apollo reveals its key role in exciting new IRM sports racer. Apollo Racing Design Limited -- the UK-based design consultancy specialising in carbon composite design and manufacture -- is delighted to announce its involvement in International ...

Apollo reveals its key role in exciting new IRM sports racer.

Apollo Racing Design Limited -- the UK-based design consultancy specialising in carbon composite design and manufacture -- is delighted to announce its involvement in International Racing Management's new IRM 02s prototype racer. Built with a 3.4-litre Zytek V8 engine and to meet the current LMP675 sportscar technical regulations, the stunning IRM 02s made an impressive competition debut in last weekend's Petit Le Mans race staged at Road Atlanta in North America raced by John Nielsen and Caspar Elgaard.

Apollo has engineered and built key structural composite parts for the new sportscar including wings, front splitter, headrest, airbox, wheel arches and floors. It has also written the design and lay-up manuals for these parts including specifying the latest state-of-the-art composite materials.

"Apollo is delighted to have been involved in this project from its concept stage right through to its successful debut last weekend," says Robert Synge, Managing Director, Apollo Racing Design. "Despite its relative lack of testing, the car qualified second in its class and impressed everyone by racing inside the outright top ten during the opening laps. We now wish everyone at IRM the very best of luck for the fulfilment of their ambitions to race at Le Mans in 2003."

John Jones, Managing Director of International Racing Management, adds: "We are totally delighted with the quality of Apollo's work and the first class service offered. We have a developed a very good relationship between our two young and ambitious companies."

-www.apolloracingdesign.com

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Series ALMS , Le Mans
Drivers John Nielsen