PMW AWARDS: Shortlist announced!

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Ahead of the Gala Dinner evening, the 2015 Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards shortlist has been announced. As with every year, we have to thank our readers for the quantity and quality of nominations made for this year’s awards.

2015 has been yet another stellar year for motorsport. The racing on circuits, old and new, has been as fascinating to watch as teams and drivers continue to develop and extract performance from the latest ‘greener’ powertrains and technologies. This means that the transition to road car technology has never been as apparent, and is helping pique manufacturer and OEM interest in all tiers of motorsport.

The shortlist, as nominated by PMW readers, is:

Race Car of the Year:

Audi R8 LMS Lada Sport Rosneft Vesta WTCC Oreca 05 LMP 2 Porsche 919 Prodrive Volkswagen Golf SCRC Renault Sport R.S. 01 Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C/S

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

European Race Series of the Year:

ADAC Formel 4 Avon Tyres British GT Championship European Le Mans Renault Sport Trophy

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

Motorsport Team of the Year:

Craft-Bamboo Racing Prodrive Racing Scuderia Ferrari Team Porsche Volkswagen Motorsport

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

Motorsport Engineer of the Year:

James Allison, technical director, Scuderia Ferrari Andy Cowell, managing director, Mercedes HPP Alex Hitzinger – technical director, Porsche LMP1 Armin Plietsch, technical director Audi R8 GT3 Giorgio Sanna – head of motorsport, Automobili Lamborghini

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

Motorsport Technology of the Year:

ATL Jet Pump Scavenge System Converge CFD software GEMS EM80 ECU Greaves3D Engineering EPSR-015 fuel rig Lazer Lamps Triple-R series Poly-Shape custom ALM compound

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

Powertrain of the Year:

Bosch-Audi R18 MGU King pMAX-Black bearing McLaren Applied Technologies Formula E powertrain Porsche 919 Hybrid, GU-H system

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

Motorsport Facility of the Year:

Ansible Motion R&D Center (Hethel, UK) Audi Competence Center MotorSport (Neuberg, Germany) Marina Bay (Singapore) Toyota Motorsport GmbH (Cologne, Germany)

A high-resolution image gallery of all the finalists in this category can be found here, on the PMW Expo Facebook page.

The winners will be announced on November 11th; the first evening of the 2015 Professional MotorSport World Expo

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.

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