Motor Sports

Lightweight and high performing racing cars have always been and will always be in demand in motorsports industry for cutting edge performance in races. Racing teams try to take as much weight off the car as possible, to improve the car’s performance under high operating stresses and temperatures. In the recent years, greater attention is being given to driver safety in the races.

Magnesium alloys have evolved as the strategic lightweight material for the autosport industry. Low weight and high strength-to-weight ratio of magnesium alloys offer a competitive advantage to the racing teams, not only in terms of weight, but also in terms of the driver safety. Higher damping factor (or impact resistance) of magnesium is being used to make crash beams, roll cages, front end carriers and other structural safety equipment for the motorsport drivers using magnesium alloys.