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DIAD Group is preparing the 2016 kart season: new advanced technology for gearboxes

Dr. Eng. Sergio Durante in front of the CRG/TM /Bridgestone kart he used in the last World Championship 2015 in Le Mans (France)

Friday, 19, February, 2016 - Helsinki

DIAD Group is setting up new technologies to be applied to racing gearboxes for KZ karts.

In fact the 2016 will be definitely the year of the tests for advanced components for the cooling system and advanced surface engineering for the gear sets.


In the project MICROFAST DIAD Group is developing a revolutionary ultralight titanium water pump to keep the racing engine at super-stable temperature even in extreme and/or fast variable weather conditions.


At the same time new advanced low friction and passive damping coatings are under development in the international project named HIPPOCAMP. The transmission parts will be tested in the extreme conditions of the race to measure the performance gain in comparison with several more traditional solutions.


It is the first time that DIAD Group is applying F1 and Le Mans Series technologies into the Karting races.

As it happened last year, Sergio Durante will be the test driver in the World Championship 2016 that will be held in Sweden on the next September and in Bahrain on November.

Sergio Durante during the final of the last world championship race - photo by

With Mauro and Eric, the team technicians and the young driver Kim Copyright 2016