SKF supplies bearings to Zytek's hybrid-electric race car

SKF has been chosen by Zytek Engineering to supply customised and standard deep groove ball bearings to the electric motor generator unit and the intermediate shaft of the new Ginetta-Zytek GZ09HS racing car.

The car, manufactured by Zytek Engineering and managed by Corsa Motorsport, is the first racing car to feature an advanced alternative-fuelled hybrid propulsion system.

It has the ability to run on either one or both of two propulsion systems – a normally aspirated V8 (petrol) engine and a 35kw electric motor, powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery, which can be recharged using a kinetic energy recovery system.

This hybrid propulsion system is unique in racing today.

Paul Fanning

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