Griiip have selected Titan as the sole supplier of steering systems for their new race car – the G1. The G1, designed in Israel and built in Italy, made its race debut at the Tazio Nuvolari track in Pavia, Italy in April.
The G1, built to Formula 1000 regulations, is equipped with a tubular 4130 chrome-moly steel space frame chassis and a 200 HP Super Sport Motorcycle engine. The G1 is the first in this regulation that uses a driveshaft system instead of the customary chain drive for lower maintenance and higher performance. The focus of the design has been on lightweight and performance, with the car weighing in at 470kg with the driver and a top speed of 250 km/h.
In addition, Griiip have been working on the introduction of augmented reality applications that will aid with driver training alongside understanding how best to maintain and set the car up.
Griiip approached Titan late in 2016, with a view to developing a steering system to suit their needs. Titan has undertaken the design, as well as supplying the first batch of steering racks for production, with the next batch in production now.
Zoe Timbrell, Marketing Manager for Titan, said “It is great news that Griiip have selected Titan to supply their steering racks for the G1. They join a comprehensive list of single seater race car constructors working with Titan on the steering solutions, and we are delighted to be working with them. It is really exciting to see the introduction of the G1 into the market, and we wish Griiip all the best with their exciting new car.”
Tamir Plachinsky, CEO for Griiip, said “Designing a formula race car aimed for entry level racing, is always a struggle between performance, quality and costs. In all of our suppliers we look for the best combination of these characteristics and we found it in Titan. We are extremely happy with the racks supplied to us. They look great, very light and work fantastic. We hope to continue this collaboration also for our future race cars”