Franke Wire Race Bearings in automotive engineering
Do race car rims really need central hubs? “No” said the students from the Running Snail Racing Team at the University of Amberg-Weiden, simply discarding the notion of heavy components and central wheel bearings. They chose instead the filigree Wire Race Bearings to speed round the racetracks in their nippy little car as part of the Formula Student Tour. Formula Student is an international design competition, organised for the first time 1981 in the United States, and now held in 49 different countries. Each year, the competition involves a large field of international participants from the United States, along with Germany, England, Italy, Australia, Brazil and Japan. In total, 300 racing teams have come together, 80 from Germany alone.