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Mar 2024

AP Racing named exclusive clutch supplier for IndyCar 2024

AP Racing has been announced as the sole clutch supplier for the 2024 NTT IndyCar season. Roaring into action at the Firestone Grand Prix in St Petersburg on 10 March, the world-renowned series will subsequently visit 16 of the USA’s most iconic oval, road and street circuits, before culminating at the Nashville Superspeedway on 15 September.


Each of the 14 teams will run AP Racing’s ultra-lightweight CP8278 three-plate, 10-bolt clutch, which has been designed to withstand the demands of open-wheel racing and offers unparalleled performance. The carbon/carbon device features a pull-type configuration, while a cushion pressure plate system helps with clutch modulation.


The teams will benefit from increased efficiencies in clamp and release loads, as well as increased wear allowance between re-shims. AP Racing has also designed a single bespoke slave cylinder to compliment the clutch that can be used in different installations to suit the exacting needs of teams and drivers.


For more than four decades, AP Racing has supplied both brake and clutch systems to teams across the IndyCar grid. 2024, however, will be the first time the team will operate as sole supplier for the entire series.


David Hamblin, managing director of AP Racing, commented: “AP Racing technology has featured in IndyCar for more than 40 years, supplying a range of components to teams up and down the grid. We’re delighted to be cementing our relationship, as sole clutch suppler, for the upcoming season.


“This agreement is testament to the quality and performance of our products, as well as our dedication to pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering. We look forward to an exciting championship ahead!”   


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