PMW Expo: Workshop guide


Always popular amongst visitors to the Professional MotorSport World Expo, the free-to-attend workshops offer insight to a variety of topics, from the perfect setup for the Nürburgring to chassis simulations for race motorcycles

Below is a comprehensive list of the english-language workshops, which take place over the course of the Expo 

AutoCoding – control strategy software toolchain

Robert Kirk, head of commercial – electronics, Cosworth, UK

Review of the most advanced steel solutions for lightweight powertrains

Franck Devilder, head of engineering and technical support, Aubert & Duval, FRANCE

Hydraulic actuations systems in Formula 1

Martin Jones, business development manager Europe – motorsport / niche markets, Moog, UK

Performance maximisation – optimising complex motorsport systems

Angus Lyon, director, Rockfort Engineering Ltd, UK

Optimisation of the steering mount for a formula car

Michael Suess, R&D engineer, Technical University Dresden, GERMANY

Additive manufacturing for race teams

Amos C Breyfogle, senior engineer, Stratasys Ltd, GERMANY

New, innovative products: seamless integration between additive manufacturing and machining

Arnaud François-Xavier Martin, COO, Poly-Shape MGN Motorsport, ITALY

How to win if the racing noise must be reduced?

Udo Wagner, sales director, Microtech Gefell GmbH, GERMANY

CREVENTIC – one organisation, two series: Presentation for teams and drivers

Peter Freij, events manager, Creventic BV, NETHERLANDS

Information on the latest dry sump technology and components

Gary Armstrong, president, ARE Dry Sump Systems/Spintric Technologies, USA

High-performance control systems and distributed electronics

Richard Hull, business development – motorsport, McLaren Applied Technologies, UK

The grid of the future

Ken Pendlebury, Director gasoline engines, Ricardo, UK

Polymer-coated bearings for race-car engines

Dr Dmitri Kopeliovich, director of research and development, King Engine Bearings Ltd, ISRAEL

Test solutions that make a difference in motorsport

Anton Bijmolt, solution development manager – test systems, Moog, NETHERLANDS

The transmission as the integrating technology in future vehicles

Adrian Moore, managing director, Xtrac Ltd, UK

Chassis simulations in today’s race motorcycles

Reino Eskelinen, owner, Reino Race Consulting, GERMANY

Dr Thomas Freudenmann, CO-CEO, EDI GmbH, GERMANY

SLM Solutions is leading the evolution of metal-based selective laser melting (SLM) manufacturing from prototyping to production

Ralf Frohwerk, global head of business development, SLM Solutions GmbH, GERMANY

Lake Torrent – transforming 163 acres of clay pits into an international motorsport venue

Ben Willshire, managing director, Driven International Ltd, UK

Development of grassroots circuits

Dr Carsten Tilke, partner, Tilke GmbH & Co KG, GERMANY

Eight stages of circuit design

Jack Wheeler, design engineer, Apex Circuit Design, UK

Driving innovation in niche markets: lessons from F1 venues

Prof Graeme Larsen, professor, University of Reading, UK

Why flexibility is so important

Jochen Braunwarth, director motorsport, Geobrugg AG, SWITZERLAND

Normunds Lagzdins, manager, Bikernieku Sports Complex, LATVIA

Sponsorship: how to attract brands with digital marketing

Paolo Callea, free thinker, CalleaTechCenter, UK

Racetrack lighting systems for street circuits

Roberto Grilli, motorsport systems & sports lighting solutions, DZ Engineering Srl, ITALY

Motorsports circuits – maintain, upgrade, refine or new

Jarno Zaffelli, founder, Dromo Italian Applied Circuit Design, ITALY

In addition to the multiple motorsport presentations, Professional MotorSport World Expo will also be running several Technical Workshop Sessions, also presented in English, which include:

Simulating from nothing, and what you get out of it

Danny Nowlan, director, ChassisSim Technologies, AUSTRALIA

Suspension parameter measurement for race cars

David Dabbs, senior engineer, Horiba Mira Ltd, UK

Design, calculation and manufacturing homologation of a current LMP monocoque

Nicola Scimeca, managing director, Ycom, ITALY

Killing the gap between tyre on-track and simulated operating conditions

Giuseppe Callea, engineer – head of BhaiTech Technology, BhaiTech Srl, ITALY

Maximising your tyre performance; are you going round in circles?

James Shingleton, business development director, Bf1systems, UK

Evolution of motorsport telemetry: from point-to-point links to a fully connected track

Riccardo De Filippi, head of development, Magneti Marelli SpA – Motorsport, ITALY

Achieving zero simulator-induced latency for motorsport simulators

Edwin de Vries, senior modelling and simulation engineer, Cruden BV, NETHERLANDS

The scale and scope of simulation in Formula 1

Dr Mark Catherall, co-founder, Canopy Simulations, UK

Jet lag and human performance

Richard Hull, business development – motorsport, McLaren Applied Technologies, UK

How to drive the fastest VLN race lap recorded on the Nürburgring

Nico Verdonck, VLN race lap record holder for the Nürburgring, BELGIUM

A synopsis of each workshop event, as well as timings can be found here.


About Author


John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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