Motor control

Wisconsin Naval Engine Manufacturer Fairbanks Morse Acquires Engine and Controls Manufacturer

Welcome to Thomas Insights – every day we post the latest news and analysis to keep our readers up to date with what’s happening in the industry. Sign up here to get the day’s top stories straight to your inbox. Engine manufacturer Fairbanks Morse has announced the acquisition of a manufacturer of engine and control […]

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Fairbanks Morse buys motor control pioneer Ward Leonard

Fairbanks Morse buys motor control pioneer Ward Leonard 06 January 2021 American motor maker Fairbanks Morse has acquired one of the oldest names in the electric motor industry, Ward Leonard, for an undisclosed sum. This acquisition will expand the power and propulsion equipment and services that Fairbanks Morse offers to its customers, which include […]

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Motorsport: Teenage racing driver Thurrock shortlisted for Sunday Times prize

TEENAGE Racing Driver, Emily Linscott, from Essex in the UK, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards. Linscott, who is still on the other side of the Atlantic after completing his first full racing season in America, learned the news last week from those who received the awards. […]

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Lewis Hamilton to create commission to increase diversity in motorsport | Lewis Hamilton

Six-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton is to set up a commission to try to increase diversity and boost BAME’s representation in motorsport. Hamilton, who said he felt “so much anger, sadness and disbelief” over the death of George Floyd, spoke widely about race in light of the Minneapolis murder protests. The Mercedes driver […]

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2020 Acura NSX First Drive: Fine Motor Control

Complete presentation of the Acura NSX Putting the words “hybrid” and “supercar” side by side in 2010 would have been a mistake. That, or an oxymoron made to poke fun at the monotony hybrids were (and still are) made fun of. By mid-decade, however, the Porsche 918 transformed the conjunctive “hybrid supercar” from irony to […]

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Motorsport federations plan increased collaboration

The four international motor sport governing bodies FAI (air sports), FIA (motor racing), UIM (motor boating) and FIM (motorcycling) recently met at the “House of Motorcycling” in Mies, Switzerland. Positive discussions took place with the aim of increasing the level of collaboration and capitalizing on synergies between all disciplines of motorsport. The governing bodies are […]

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How e-karting could become the first Olympic motorsport RaceFans

Recognizing motorsport as an Olympic event was seen by some as the definitive condemnation of the ignorant, but oft-heard assertion that motor racing “isn’t really a sport”. The FIA’s recent announcement that this year’s Youth Olympics will include an electric karting event will raise hopes that it may finally come to fruition. However, as FIA […]

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“We just said it’s much more than a motorsport circuit”

Doha: In 2009, Sharmila Nadarajah was brought in to rectify the situation at the Sepang circuit. From just 40% home run to nearly 100% currently, Nadarajah is the lady credited with the turnaround.Motorsport is an expensive business. And, although Formula 1 and MotoGP try to reach different countries, building a circuit and maintaining it are […]

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QMMF welcomes motorsport family to Doha

Nasser bin Khalifa Al Attiyah, QMMF Chairman and FIA Cross-Country Commission Chairman, is seen with FIA President Jean Todt, Dr Mohammed Ben Sulayem (FIA Vice President, and a crowd of other senior officials on the first day of the two-day MENA and ASN Assembly in Doha yesterday. DOHA: FIA President Jean Todt, FIA Vice-President Dr […]