Ricardo delivers 100th transmission for the BMW M6 GT3

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Ricardo has reached a milestone in the delivery of its latest 6-speed sequential transaxle transmission. Designed in-house by Ricardo and developed with BMW M Motorsport, the state-of-the-art train has been updated for 2018.

The BMW M6 GT3 made its first race outing at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and has since appeared at all of the top worldwide GT series, including the challenging 24 Hours of Nürburgring, and Spa-Francorchamps.

Prior to its first race in 2016, the BMW M6 GT3 and its Ricardo transmission had completed over 20,000km of testing at the hands of the BMW M Motorsport engineering team.

Its first victory was in 2016 at the VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring, while the first outside Europe was at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Two years later in 2018, Ricardo started delivering a new and more advanced version of the transmission to continue to support BMW with the successful race car. Its most recent victory – at April’s VLN Endurance Championship, Nürburgring – underscored its status as one of the world’s best GT3 cars.

“The entire Ricardo team would like to say how proud we are of our association with the BMW M6 GT3 and the dedicated BMW engineering team that has created this most successful of GT3 cars,” said Ricardo Performance Products managing director Mark Barge. “We look forward to continuing to work with BMW through the 2018 season and supporting the requirements of its future motorsport transmission programs.”

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