AZtech Motorsport Sponsorships

     

 

AUDI

AZtech, are proud sponsors of the VMP Audi racing team. Vic Maharaj, team manager and F1 commentator had the following to say: “We needed software that would allow us to be productive from day one and could import models designed in other software accurately enough for our modification work,” he stressed. “PowerSHAPE’s intuitive interface and the great support we received from the staff at AZtech helped us to dramatically reduce design bottlenecks. The software proved its worth to us by reducing time from concept to manufacture by days.”

“Even more important was our use of a CimCore portable measuring arm fitted with PowerINSPECT,” added Mr. Maharaj. ”Following an accident during a race, we needed to identify whether our chassis and/or suspension cross members were out of specification. Again, the prompt response from AZtech allowed us to measure specific points and planes from the damaged area. By referencing the data we collected back to the CAD design specifications, we were able to identify the exact position and extent of the damage.” “We are looking forward to a closer relationship with AZtech in the future,” concluded Mr. Maharaj.

     
 

AZtech Suzuki - Georgio Yannikarkis

On our very first outing and on a stock standard Suzuki GSX R 1000, Georgio had the privilege of "trying" to compete against multiple SA champ Wayne Heasman. With no experience, no mods and no warming up of the back tyre, (paying for tyres out of his own pocket), just 0.8 of a second separated the two! A 3rd place in his second outing, was impressive. "Great adrenalin rush & good to see the old reflexes still in check. Really enjoyed seeing the look on my biggest fan clubs faces, my kids".

     
 

Cape Peninsula University of Technology Baja

Our Baja champions, not only clinched the championship in 2006, they also came 2nd & 3rd. A total podium white wash. Cape Peninsula University of Technology Baja also came 2nd in dynamic event in the USA! This year, they clinched 2nd & 3rd position after having lead for most of the race. Well done.

     
 

AZtech Suzuki - Stewart & Brett MacLeod

AZtech’s association with the MacLeod brothers started in 1998. Both brothers won the South African Superbike championships in 1998 and 2000, on their AZtech Suzukis. Brett had a fatal accident in his international debut race at Kyalami and is sorely missed. Stewart left Superbikes in 2005, after a nasty crash that saw him tangled in the back of Trevor Crooks' bike. Well done to two deserving Champions and the fastest brothers on two wheels, ever.

     
 

Toyota Rally Champions

AZtech’s association with Toyota's rally team stretches back to 1998. For several years, Toyota brought home the championship and we are proud to have assisted them with research and development in all aspects of CAD, CAM, reverse engineering and quality control. We recently completed a full 3D scan and generated a CAD model, on our Konica Minolta 3D camera, of the pre-launched Auris. We wish them every success with their new vehicles in 2008.

     
 

AZtech Radio Controlled Aerobatic Plane Champion - Christopher Harris

1998 was a bumper year for AZtech. It was our first year as an independent company after an MBO and with ten successful years with The Vector Group, now part of Comparex. In 1998, we backed three sports teams, and all won their respective championships. Christopher did us proud as one of the youngest Champions in the sport.

     
 

AZtech assisting in Education

To date, AZtech has assisted a dozen tertiary institutes in setting up World Class centres of excellence. Students are trained on all aspects of computer aided design, computer aided manufacturing, reverse engineering and inspection.