7th March 2016
- Motorsport and performance road-car parts manufacturer joins with teen racer -
Damani Marcano and obp Motorsport are excited to announce a new partnership in 2016. obp Motorsport are to boost Marcano’s performance with its performance parts designed for track and road use. Damani’s first major tie-up with a motorsports manufacturing brand delivers new opportunities for both obp Motorsport and Marcano in the development of new performance upgrades for his car and others like it.
At his first test of the season, Team HARD. Racing driver Damani tested one of obp Motorsport’s pedal-box braking systems on his freshly built 2016 race car, giving a rave review.
— Damani Marcano (@DKMRacing) March 3, 2016
Team HARD. Racing driver Damani Marcano comments: “The obp Motorsport pedal box brake system made a huge difference to my performance on track. The feel you get through the pedal is amazing. I was able to fine-tune my braking into every corner, finding more and more time each lap. obp Motorsport supply a host of other parts for in the car and in the paddock and they have an amazing attention to detail. It made complete sense to build a partnership together. I’m really excited about working with them this season.”
obp Motorsport manufacture performance parts for both road and track use. Not only do they have a comprehensive catalogue of stock pieces, they pride themselves on being able to manufacture bespoke or development parts for any road or race car.
obp Motorsport director and founder, Grant Lockhead comments: “It’s a real privilege to work with Damani. I’m looking forward to helping him maximise his performance on track with our performance parts. We are also looking at developing products with him and Team HARD. Racing over the coming season, pushing further and further. Damani is a future star and we are very excited about being a part of helping him achieve his potential!”
Damani will continue testing new parts in the run up to his first race weekend at Oulton Park in the VAG Trophy (28th March 2016). Further development will continue in April in preparation for his first Volkswagen Racing Cup race at Rockingham (30th April 2016).
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See Damani’s karting to cars story in this 1 minute promo:
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Photo credits: Featured Image by Nik Brune, other images as shown.
Damani was spotted by Team-HARD. Racing in 2014 and became the youngest driver they had ever signed. Despite being too young to hold a driving license and never having raced a car before he went on to set records in 2015. Aged 16, he became the youngest driver to finish in the points in the first round of a Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup season. He ended the year in the top-7 on pace, challenging experienced adult drivers who had spent the season leading the championship. As a guest driver in the VAG Trophy, Damani also became the youngest driver to qualify on the front row and obtain fastest lap in a race.
VW Golf GTiR Cup Car: a 260 bhp race-prepared hot-hatch capable of speeds of up to 150mph. These cars are based on a road car but stripped of all parts, not essential to racing, and fitted with a safety roll-cage meeting safety regulations of the VW Racing Cup. Additional differences include adjustable racing suspension and racing tyres that increase the amount of grip, and therefore cornering speeds that the car is then capable of.
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