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Our Partners

We wouldn't be here without our incredible partners who have supported us throughout the years to help us become the team we are. Take a look at what they are about!

The University of Sussex believes that higher education helps social mobility, and that it is important for all young people to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, regardless of their background. They have supported Sussex Racing for over 13 years, with their expertise, guidance and incredible support.

 

The University’s widening participation (WP) team provides a responsive and inclusive programme, which aims to provide young people with the insight to make informed choices about their future.

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RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

WRX Trade are a high performance trade paints, spray paints, technical sprays and accessories supplier. They support a variety of business markets including: Automotive Industry, Plant Manufacturing, DIY Sector, Agriculture, Painting & Decorating and Construction. WRX Trade are industry leaders in high quality spray paints which are also Ozone Friendly.  WRX offer a variety of spray paint colours which do not require the use of primer and are incredibly fast drying. 

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Santander is one of the UK’s leading personal financial services companies and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK. We’re also a growing participant in the corporate banking market. 

 

They have been supporters of the team for the last 8 years, organizing events as part of Santander Universities such as meeting Jenson Button at Silverstone.

Santander also give the team the opportunity to be part of the Global Santander Scholarships Platform offering 400 scholarships across 13 countries.

Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. Solidworks have kindly provided the team with licenses to use their software on our personal computers, allowing us to design SR21 wherever we may be.

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Demon Tweeks are the world’s leading retailer of high performance equipment and accessories for motorsport competitors, car tuners and motorcycle enthusiasts. For over 40 years they have focused entirely on these exciting, high octane and innovative markets, developing an unrivalled product portfolio and an exceptional level of expertise. For yet another year they are assisting us with various components and fittings across SR21.

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Ricardo provide us with their Wave software, a professional level software that allows for engine and drivetrain modelling. This helps create an overview of various parameters which aids in incorporating optimising drivetrain ratios. 

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Our providers of electrical solutions. As part of the Friedhelm Loh Group, they have been developing electrical CAD software for over 30 years. They provided us with electrical CAD software that our electrical engineers will use for the Wire Looming project. This will help us better with our packaging and electric efficiency.

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Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation. We help businesses harness unrelenting technological change to successfully deliver innovations that will help them gain a competitive advantage and improve the everyday lives of people around the globe. We operate in over 30 countries.

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TTS Performance specialise in Rotrex supercharger conversions.  Over the last 7 years  TTS has successfully completed a multitude of supercharger conversions for a wide variety of applications. 

 

This year TTS have provided us with a Rotrex supercharger along with technical support for our SR21 car, making SR21 the first car in Sussex Racing history to use forced induction.​

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MSC Software develops simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes.  This software is used in almost every part of manufacturing to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design.

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Earl’s Performance Products UK – Silverstone are kindly supporting Sussex Racing with a selection of hydraulic lines and connectors for SR21.  They are able to supply the full comprehensive range of high performance hydraulic hose and fittings from the Earl’s Performance USA catalogue, allowing the team to get the precise parts needed.

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3DPRINTUK are specialists in low volume production using state of the art SLS and MJF 3D printing systems.  They have successfully been manufacturing our intake systems over the past couple of years.

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Zero Exhausts is a division of Dolphin Sports Cars. We specialise in the restoration, service and modification of high performance and classic sports cars.  They have kindly provided Sussex Racing technical support in the manufacturing of the exhaust system.

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Established over 40 years ago, BG Developments specializes in the manufacture of high performance brake calipers and discs for specialist applications.

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Starting in the 1960s, initially, to serve the motorcycle market, NGK Spark Plugs entered the UK automotive market in the early 1970s.  NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the number one choice of the professional. NGK Spark Plugs are kindly igniting SR21 at Formula Student UK 2021.

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LOCTITE® is the world’s leading brand for adhesives, sealants and surface treatments.  With breakthrough technology, they provide solutions that deliver on their goals of providing more efficient adhesives that are durable, strong and long lasting to unlock the limitless potential of man and machine.  They give Sussex Racing credit to acquire the adhesive solutions that will help with our race car.

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Pro Formance are specialists in performance tubes.  They create metals for Aviation, Motorsport, Defense, Engineering, and Niche vehicle sectors worldwide.  They pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge of material grades and their applications ensure they provide customers with a high level of support throughout the design, build, aftercare, and improvement stages if required.  They will provide the steel parts we may need for our race car.

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ABC provides bearings, fasteners and lubricants teams from Kart Racing all the way to Formula 1. They’ve provided winning teams in F1, Le Mans and WRC as well as supplying many of the top GP2 teams.  They are supplying us with the components that we need to build our SR21 race car, making them a great addition to the team.

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Founded in 2005, McGill Motorsport is a professional family run business serving all sectors of motorsport, with customers in over 100 countries worldwide.  They provide us with key components necessary to build our race car, mainly safety equipment.

SPAL AUTOMOTIVE is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality electric fans and blowers for all types of vehicles.  They provide Sussex Racing with the radiator fans to help the engine cool and perform at it’s optimum temperature.

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Docking Engineering is literally at the heart of British Motorsport, situated directly on site at Silverstone Circuit.  They design and develop a wide range of high-spec, performance equipment for the motorsport, defence, UAV and aviation industries.  They have very kindly offered Sussex Racing technical support from their vast experience in motorsport as well as components from their vast selection.

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QLeisure has grown to become one of the UK's leading activity centres. Activities include Go-Karting, Paintballing, and shooting.  Q Leisure kindly allowed Sussex Racing 2017 to test the latest vehicle on their track in addition to providing driver training in their go karts for our 2018 drivers.  

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Easy Composites Ltd was launched in 2010 and has quickly grown to become one of the UK and Europe’s leading suppliers of advanced composite materials and equipment. Easy Composites has experienced phenomenal growth thanks to their total commitment to providing unrivalled technical support on all of their products and processes. This year they have kindly assisted us in the selection and procurement of all the materials required for the bodywork on SR21.

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Founded in 1970, Ansys employs more than 4,400 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization.  

Ansys has been essential in the development of SR21, providing a tool for optimizing part weight and strength.

Avon Tyres Motorsport is the competition tyre department of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd based at its European headquarters in Melksham, UK. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company of Findlay, Ohio, USA, and has more than a century’s experience at the leading edge of tyre technology.

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Calspan’s Tire Performance Testing team provides tire research and testing services. The unique capabilities of the laboratory are used to help innovators measure and understand tire performance and characteristics for all types of tires, including those used on automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, and aircraft; off-road; by the military; and in motorsports.