Drag2Zero will be relocating its HQ to the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub from 3 December 2018.
Aerodynamics specialist Drag2Zero, already based in Northamptonshire, said the Hub and its cutting edge R&D facilities is the natural home for it.
Simon Smart, founder of Drag2Zero, said: “Everything about this facility is right for us and takes me back to my motorsport roots. We couldn’t say no when Rob Lewis (of TotalSim) approached us with this exciting opportunity and can’t wait to move. From December we will be offering our studio bike fits from our new HQ. The wind tunnel installation is well underway and we hope to be conducting our first test there in late February next year.”
Rob Lewis, TotalSim MD, added: “We have created the Hub to provide a central location for numerous sports engineering tools to facilitate and stimulate innovation. It seemed obvious to speak to Simon and ask if Drag2Zero wanted to come on board, this is exactly the type of business that we are looking to attract to be part of the engineering community we are establishing here.”
Drag2Zero has been optimising the riding position of cyclists for 10 years and was the first in Europe to offer this service on a commercial basis. As well as helping amateurs, its has worked with many top GC contenders and professional triathletes whilst on the track they advised Alex Dowsett and Vittoria Bussi with their successful hour record attempts. Since 2007 it has been using their knowledge and understanding of aerodynamics to develop “some of the most aerodynamically optimized cycling equipment available”, working with brands such as Scott Sports, ENVE Composites and Endura. Drag2Zero will use the facilities at the new engineering Hub to continue to innovate in this area.