MiniTec UK has supplied pit lane toolboxes to the Algarve Pro Racing Team, whose car finished 12th in class and 17th overall in the 2016 Le Mans 24 hour race. Drivers were Michael Munemann, Andrea Pizzitola and Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy.
The ever-adaptable engineering company from Basingstoke designed and produced custom-made track-side tool chests for the Algarve Pro Racing team and their famous driver in the 24-hour competition.
MiniTec has long been trusted by the motor sports industry for understanding the diverse needs of race teams by providing customised kit to store, support or transport tools, which under busy and changing race conditions is a constant challenge.
The MiniTec toolbox, with its wide range of aluminium profiles, connectors and components, helped the race team accomplish these aims by empowering them with complete freedom in the design and build of specialist individual mechanical assemblies that are durable, easily configured and modifiable at a very competitive cost.
MiniTec managing director Gary Livingstone says: "It was a real honour to see our tool chests being used by the Algarve Pro Racing team with Sir Chris Hoy and his teammates at Le Mans.
"Algarve Pro like the system so much they've used some of our products in their main garage as well."
Chris Hoy, who took up car racing after retiring from his Olympic cycling career, said of the world-famous June race in which he drove a Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 chassis with his two team-mates Frenchman Andrea Pizzitola and Briton Michael Munemann: "It's been the most exhilarating experience. I knew it would be tough, but I didn't underestimate Le Mans.
"I'm delighted and proud to have been part of it this year."
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