Archive / November, 2015

  • Ricardo delivers first of a new generation of GT3 motorsport transmission

    25 November 2015

    As part of a major contract with a prestigious automaker for the 2016 race season, Ricardo has delivered the first of a new, highly efficient and light weight 6-speed transmission.


    The new transmission – designed by Ricardo in collaboration with the customer’s engineering team, and manufactured at Ricardo’s Midlands Technical Centre – features sequential shift and adjustable limited slip differential, and is one of the lightest, most efficient and compact designs in its class. The unit delivered today is the first under a contract that will see Ricardo continuing to support this customer through the 2016 season.

    “We are really pleased to ...


  • Ricardo Motorcycle celebrates success of second annual conference

    17 November 2015

    Following a very positive response to its inaugural event last year, Ricardo Motorcycle held its second annual conference in Milan on 16th November – a one-day curtain-raiser for EICMA 2015, the premier global trade show for two-wheeled transport.

    In excess of a hundred delegates, including senior management, engineers and thought-leaders from the world’s motorcycle industries, discussed current trends and future drivers in the motorcycle and urban mobility sector – in the beautiful setting of the historic Sala del Cenacolo in Milan’s museum of science and technology; the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. The papers and Q&A ...

  • Ricardo marks rally renaissance with delivery of complete AWD system

    16 November 2015

    The result of an intensive development programme between Ricardo and a leading international automaker, the ultra- lightweight and highly compact AWD transmission and driveline announced today is the first of many products that will once again see the company supporting the world’s top rally teams.

    The new transmission is a sequential five-speed unit with ratio’s optimized for gravel and asphalt, offering a class-leading balance of robustness and package, while achieving the FIA requirements of the R5 championships for which it is intended. In close collaboration with the client’s rally team, the complete driveline system has been designed and developed by Ricardo ...

  • Ricardo pantograph monitoring system approved by Network Rail for roll-out

    10 November 2015
    • Ricardo Rail‘s ‘PanMon’ system accepted for roll out across the UK national rail network
    • Product approval based on a successful two year in-service trial at Cheddington on the West Coast Main Line


    Network Rail, the UK infrastructure manager, has confirmed that Ricardo Rail’s pantograph monitoring system – known as ‘PanMon’ – has been formally approved for use across the national network. Ricardo Rail is now working with Network Rail for a wider roll-out of the system, commencing with four sites on the West Coast Main Line (WCML).

    This follows the successful completion of a two-year ...




  • Ricardo and Greaves Motorsport – a winning transmission and driveline partnership

    05 November 2015

    Fresh from celebrating its European Le Mans Series teams title, Greaves Motorsport has permitted Ricardo to reveal its role in a transmission and driveline partnership, providing robust, ultra-reliable technology and support to the European Championship winning team.

    The partnership between Ricardo and Greaves Motorsport goes back over eight years, with Ricardo being responsible for the design, ongoing development and support throughout the season, for the complete driveline –connecting the clutch to the wheel hubs, and including the transmission, visco-mechanical differential, clutch shaft and drive shafts – of Greaves Motorsport's LM ...


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