WE MAKE CHAMPIONS!
Many race series around the world are won with IAPEL pistons. Not only do we support entry level racing with many privateers running our parts, we are also involved with factory teams.
The race track proves to be the toughest testing ground for pistons, with the high combustion pressures from forced induction and direct injection petrol engines along with elevated engine speeds providing a hostile environment. Yet time after time our forged pistons overcome these hostile conditions and come through to power the winners.
The oldest touring racing car series in the word is based in Argentina. Turismo Carretera has been running since 1939 and can count Formula 1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio as one if its early competitors. For the last three years, this highly competitive formula with its straight 6 engines developing 450 horse power at 9,000 rpm, has been won with IAPEL pistons.
Class 2 – 1.6l 4 cylinder engines
With vehicles such as the Citreon C3. Ford Fiesta, Peugeot 206, Renault Clio this class represents the entry level into touring car racing. Series champions again rely on IAPEL pistons.
Class 3 – 2.0l 4 cylinder engines
With it’s 2 litre displacement engines this formula represents the middle ground of touring cars. With vehicles such as the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Astra, Citroen C4 and VW Golf this class proves to be highly competitive.
The winning advantage is of course IAPEL pistons, with the series champions for the last 3 years using IAPEL pistons