Porsche’s former head of manufacturing unit motorsport Pascal Zurlinden has joined British agency Multimatic as director of efficiency engineering for its particular car operations division.
The Thetford-based engineering agency, most well-known for its work with Ford Efficiency, mentioned Zurlinden’s “information, experience and expertise will probably be an essential asset” to the increasing division which specialises in high-performance car improvement and runs Multimatic’s motorsport programmes. He’ll report back to Multimatic vice chairman and business stalwart Larry Holt.
Having joined Audi Sport in 2008, Zurlinden moved to Porsche in 2014, working as an engineer on its world-beating LMP1 programme, earlier than taking the reins of the manufacturing unit GT programme the place he took Porsche to success in the entire blue riband GT races globally. He assumed accountability for all of Porsche’s manufacturing unit racing from 2019.
Zurlinden has beforehand labored with Multimatic within the improvement of each Porsche and Audi’s LMDh race automobiles, through which Multimatic is the chosen chassis constructor accomplice. Consequently, his information in that space will stay “completely accessible to Porsche and Audi and so there ought to be no lack of momentum with the programmes,” mentioned the agency.
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Holt commented: “We’ve got labored with, and competed towards, Pascal over time and he has confirmed to be an excellent technical accomplice in addition to a troublesome adversary once we ran the Ford GT face to face towards the Porsche 911 RSR. “He’s a extremely expert motorsport engineer with a particularly sturdy intuitive really feel for race craft and an amazing strategy to main a group when subjected to the excessive stress of competitors. We’re extraordinarily lucky to have the ability to have him be a part of the MSVO group. As companions with Porsche on a lot of motorsports applications it may possibly solely improve each corporations to maintain Pascal within the fold.”