Masters of suspense: BG Motorsport

Masters of suspense: BG Motorsport

10 January 2014

BG suspension designs helped AWM Motorsport and Lanan Racing win the VW Racing Cup and MSV F3 Cup titles respectively.

BG Motorsport is truly one of the hidden gems of Silverstone Park with its proven innovations used by motor sport and automotive specialists to achieve some stunning success stories.

Firstly, here’s £650,000 of pure indulgence, the Eagle Low Drag GT – an outrageous remanufacturing of the iconic E-Type Jaguar by tuning house Eagle. Yes, £650,000. The car really is that good and helping to achieve such an eye-watering price tag is its suspension, designed bespoke by BG from inside its Silverstone Park workshop. Similarly, Porsche specialist RPM Technik uses a BG-crafted shock absorber design on its stunning 997 CSR model.

BG might only be three-strong in terms of permanent workforce but its know-how when it comes to a car’s poise and grace is exceptional. Indeed vehicle suspension is not only highly complex and technical but also one of the most crucial areas when it comes to outright performance.

In motor racing circles, BG in 2013 also produced bespoke Ohlins suspension for two highly notable title-winning campaigns as AWM Motorsport and Lanan Racing swept to the VW Racing Cup and MSV F3 Cup crowns respectively. Furthermore, BG-supported Ohlins suspension helped JRM secure the international Blancpain GT Endurance Series’s Pro and Pro-Am titles with its Nissan GT-R GT3 racer.

Ben Fricker, who is responsible for building up BG’s Ohlins reputation, explains: “Eighty per cent of the dampers we produce are for auto racing, with 90 per cent of those tailored to individual chassis. But we’re becoming increasingly prominent in off-road competition plus motorcycling, particularly in motocross and road bike performance.”

It’s not all Ohlins, however. BG acts as a busy service partner for competitors using ZF Sachs dampers, among them World Touring Car Championship squad Special Tuning Racing.