FREE NEWSLETTER

Bcomp picks up prestigious WMS Award

5 December 2018
Bcomp wins the prestigious Don Burgoon Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year award at this year’s World Motorsport Symposium Awards.

It was a case of the magnificent seven in this year’s Don Burgoon Most Innovative New Motorsport Product of the Year award. Everyone was a winner in its area but the decision was made to give it to Bcomp from Switzerland for its alternative to carbon fibre with natural fibres which is clearly a step to prepare motorsport for the future.

Bcomp’s has created more environmentally friendly natural fibre materials, AmpliTex technical fabrics and PowerRibs reinforcements. The fibres are being test under conditions comparable to those in Low Earth Orbit, as part of its partnership with the European Space Agency and its participation in the ESA Clean Space Programme.

The fibres are aiming to replace carbon fibres as they are 20% stiffer at equal weight, up to 30% most cost-efficient, and significantly safer without the sharp shattering of carbon fibres, with three times the vibration damping. They are also nicer and safer to work with and can simply be burnt for heat together with normal waste at the end of its life cycle.

RACE TECH Editor-in-chief and Judge, William Kimberley said: “For the first time since carbon fibre entered the motorsport market 37 years ago, there is an alternative material for bodywork, and clearly a step to prepare motorsport for the future and to attract new generations.”

Partners

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Oct
The November issue of RACE TECH out now. @BTCC #hybrid #Rally powerhouse M-Sport stunned rivals by winning the deal… https://t.co/O8AMBBXHO1
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
15 Oct
Don't miss the latest issue out now. Inside you'll find: #Porsche Misson R. All-electric GT racecar concept reveals… https://t.co/PMpIqGo0w7
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Oct
Discover new business opportunities and collaborative partners at #MIACTS2021! ⏳Less than 1 week to go – registrat… https://t.co/QOnwfnPuzG
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
7 Oct
Red Bull and Honda create new motorsport partnership - https://t.co/rNXy4betCG https://t.co/4c2Kac7Ym5
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
6 Oct
Alpine commits four years to FIA WEC’s Hypercar category from 2024 - https://t.co/mg8vjkS1lt https://t.co/Z6Wba0f9LN
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
5 Oct
📣 Under 2 weeks until #MIACTS2021 – make sure you’ve registered your free place at this industry only B2B event! 🎫… https://t.co/bbLmgmR0vA
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
4 Oct
October issue FREE here for a limited time only https://t.co/Z6Mqv9jsS0 Powertrain Peril | #hydrogen | The wildest… https://t.co/9SPSuMjyAJ
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
1 Oct
The future of powertrain technologies in the spotlight in #motorsport Experts warn why we must avoid short-term thi… https://t.co/UGd34OOdqt