PRF Composite Materials sponsor UB Racing Formula Student team


UB Racing

Building on their reputation and long history of supplying the motorsport industry, PRF Composite Materials are proud to be announced as a sponsor to the University of Birmingham’s Formula Student team, UBRacing. PRF has provided carbon prepreg materials for the team.

PRF are delighted to have been approached to sponsor this innovative project, having a long history in supplying the major teams in Formula 1 since the company’s beginnings in the early 1980s.

Supporting innovation and development in the composites industry is a long-standing priority at PRF. Business Development Manager, Crispin Jones comments:

“At a time when we are dramatically furthering our capabilities in prepreg, it is important to us as a company to continue to support and nurture developments in the industry and to support the young engineers of the future.”

 Update:

We would like to congratulate UBRacing who achieved 33rd position in the Formula Student final results; a very respectable position in this premier international competition. They also achieved 9th position in cost event and 24th in the design event, which showed real progress made in 2013.

Team leader Andrew Glencross commented on PRF’s support:

“I would like to thank PRF for their help in building UBR16, this year’s Formula Student car from the University of Birmingham. PRF were happy to supply us with prepreg carbon fibre to make our bodywork, resulting in one of the best looking cars at Silverstone this year! We are looking forward to working with PRF again soon.”

We were delighted to be involved with this project and were particularly pleased with the excellent feedback received from the team on the quality of the materials supplied; Dana Brintz, of UBRacing, comments below:

“The material went down like a dream. The tack was great so you could easily align the material but if you mislaid a piece, you could peel it back with minor force and not remove the underlying ply. The weave was very tight with no visible gaps or waviness and the resin on the surface looked glossy and uniform throughout the roll. The surface finish of the cured material was ideal and it took very nicely to being lacquered.”

UBRacing 2013 team car

Endorsements and images used with the permission of UBRacing.