SHANGHAI, China — Changan Ford Racing is aiming for even greater success this year despite an already phenomenal performance in 2011.
After winning four manufacturing and team titles in six China Touring Car Championship (CTCC) seasons, Changan Ford Racing is ready to strengthen its performances on circuits across the country by introducing new vehicles and new technical partners.
Eibach and ThyssenKrupp Bilstein, two renowned names in suspension products, have recently signed on to become technical partners of the team. Elibach, which specializes in suspension springs and components, is experienced in the tuning of the individual components (springs, shocks and sway bars) to achieve the best harmony between the racer and the car. While ThyssenKrupp Bilstein, the other new partner with Changan Ford Racing Team, has for many years been a preferred partner in motorsports and vehicle tuning for its strength in chassis engineering.
“We are delighted to be involved with FRD (Formula Racing Development) and Changan Ford Racing in the CTCC. The team is a very professional team with a talented driver line-up. At Eibach, we are very excited about the 2012 season," said Julian Gill, CEO of Eibach.
Martin Flick, who is responsible for the technical department of Bilstein Motorsport Dampers said: “We are very happy to co-operate with the Changan Ford Racing team in the 2012 CTCC season. I am sure this cooperation will enhance brand awareness for Bilstein in China.”
Paul Hui, VP of FRD Motorsports and project director of Changan Ford Racing Team, said he was certain that Eibach and ThyssenKrupp Bilstein "will blend in very quickly with our technical team and we will continue to discuss further how we can assist them to work on other marketing and commercial projects to get a good return of their investment.”