Mountune Racing

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Mountune Racing is a specialist automotive engineering company. It was formed in 1980 by Dave Mountain to provide Mini race engines.

In the late 1980s, Mountune started preparing Cosworth YB engines for motorsport, producing numerous championships, and forging a long-term association with Ford Motor Company.

To date, Mountune has supplied engines for road and rally racing, supporting championship teams from Ford, Formula Palmer Audi, Ascari and Petronas/Proton. In 2009, they were contracted to build the new Audi race engines for the new FIA Formula Two Championship.

Rally and race drivers who have used Mountune engines include, Stig Blomqvist, Colin McRae, Mohammed bin Sulayem, François Delecour, Carlos Sainz, Malcolm Wilson, Pentti Airikkala, Robbie Head, Miki Biasion, Gwyndaf Evans, Juha Kankkunen, Tommi Mäkinen, Guy Smith and Tom Chilton.

The company was acquired by Roush Industries in 2004, joining expertise and premises with Roush Europe in Brentwood, England.[1] In 2008, after a Roush Europe management buyout, the parent company became Revolve Technologies Ltd.

Mountune Race and Rally Highlights[edit]

year accomplishment
1992 British Rally Championship Group N
1993 Four wins in the World Rally Championship
1994 Monte Carlo Rally
1995 European and British Formula Ford Championships
1996 British Rally Championship
1997 Two wins in the FIA World Rally Championship
1998 FIA Middle-East Rally Championship
1999 Safari Rally Kenya 1999 Portugal Rally 2000 FIA Middle-East Rally Championship
2002 Monte Carlo Rally Super 1600
2003 Touring Car lap record at Macau
2004 LMP1 Le Mans diesel sports prototype
2005 Formula Ford Duratec
2006 European GT3 with Damax
2007 2-litre S2000 Ford DuratecDuratec Engine design and development for Ford Australia Super 2000 Fiesta in Australian Rally Championship
2007 Yamaha R1 Superbike engine design and development for Jentin Racing in the British Superbike Championship
2007 2-litre Mitsubishi engine design and development Emotive/Lola for its US single seater programme
2008 Jaguar XKR V8 s/c engine design and development for Jaguar Cars in the FIA European GT3 Championship
2009 V6 BTCS engine design, development and builds for Chad/Kia in BTCS
2009 F2 Championship engine design, development and builds for FIA F2 Championship
2009 BTCC engine design, development and builds for Arena Motorsport Focus ST

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roush acquires Mountune". Aftermarket News. Retrieved 2008-04-08. 

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