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SKF automotive products for race winning performance

First Quarter 2020 News & events

SKF is a passionate sponsor of global motorsport. Through its Racing Division, the company is involved in all aspects of technical assistance, design and manufacture for motorsport applications. In the off-road racing circuit, and in particular the Dakar Rally. SKF has been part of numerous podium finishes. Since 2012 the bearing and technology specialist has supported the Dakar, known as one of the world’s most arduous races that tests both driver and vehicle to their limit. “Our stellar eight-year record speaks for itself with a 5th, a 4th, two third and two second places,” says Gary Czapski, who heads up SKF South Africa’s Automotive Division (VSM), and has been instrumental in securing numerous local SKF motorsport sponsorships since 2010.

Czapski stresses that as reliability is essential to a successful racing season, it is imperative to fit only proven superior quality products that are capable of withstanding stringent conditions. This is where SKF’s automotive products take the chequered flag, delivering best-in-class performance and reliability across all motorsport disciplines. These products include differential, gearbox and suspension bearings including even the simplest gear shifter bearings, lip seals and O-rings, as well as grease and lubrication. SKF’s involvement in motorsport sponsorships which has seen the company maintain the longest running technical partnership with Scuderia Ferrari in Formula One, will remain an important aspect of its business activities.

For more information contact Samantha Joubert, SKF South Africa, +27 11 821 3500, samantha.joubert@skf.com, www.skf.com


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