Tuesday, December 18Serving the aftermarket

Bearings

What goes into a Le Mans engine?

What goes into a Le Mans engine?

Bearings, Engine, Features
The Le Mans 24-hour race is a high endurance, day-long race that puts the world's best race cars to the test. In 2017, jaws dropped when an LMP2 car was placed second and third overall. But, why was this a poignant moment for this engine type and why is this significant to the design and development of these race car engines? And how does miniature bearing specialist, SMB Bearings fit in to this? A Le Mans Prototype (LMP) is the type of sports prototype race car used in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, European Le Mans Series(ELMS) and Asian Le Mans Series. For a car to be compliant for entry in either the LMP1 or LMP2 category, certain design criteria must be fulfilled. In a previously LMP1 dominated race,
Comline increases brake and hub ranges

Comline increases brake and hub ranges

Bearings, Brakes, Products
Comline has strengthened its brake pad and hub assembly kit portfolios with a raft of new-to-range references. These new additions bring Comline’s brake pad range to 917 part numbers, while there are now 225 hub assembly kit references available alongside an equally comprehensive range of wheel bearing kits. Among the new additions added to the brake pad roster are two references for BMW and Mini models. Part numbers CBP02318 (front) and CBP2319 (rear) can be fitted to the BMW 2-Series (2013-on), i3 (2013-on), X1 (2014-on), as well as the Mini Countryman (2016-on) and Clubman (2014-on). Within the hub assembly range, the latest product release is a rear hub assembly, CHA236, for the Opel/Vauxhall Astra (2011-on) and Zafira (2011-2012). Also featured are two notable rear hub a
New to range bearings at First Line

New to range bearings at First Line

Bearings, Products
The latest new-to-range (NTR) update from First Line contains bearings for a number of vehicles such as, front wheel bearing kits for Alfa Romeo Guilia, Stelvio (FBK1495), as well as the rear wheel bearing kit for the Jaguar XK 2006 (FBK1407). The company provides complete kit solutions, rather than single bearings. These wheel bearing kits include all the necessary components, which may not always be included in the original equipment (OE) or competitor equivalent. The bearings come pre-lubricated and, where applicable, also include an additional grease sachet. For more information, call the sales team on: 01869 248484 or visit: www.firstlineltd.com