UN­LOCK­ING THE MAGIC OF DAMPERS

Edd Straw dis­cov­ers the var­ied ex­per­tise of damper firm Ohlins

Motor Sport News - - Ohlins Dampers -

Since be­ing formed by Kenth Oh­lin in 1976, Ohlins Ad­vanced Suspension Tech­nol­ogy has es­tab­lished it­self as the lead­ing mo­tor­sport damper sup­plier world­wide. A bold claim, you might think, but a glance at its achieve­ments shows just how suc­cess­ful it has been, with too nu­mer­ous ti­tles to list stretch­ing to the pin­na­cle of mo­tor­sport.

The de­mands in dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines vary dra­mat­i­cally and re­quires Ohlins to have a wide range of char­ac­ter­is­tics across its fam­ily of prod­ucts. Just imag­ine how dif­fer­ent the re­quire­ments are for a set of dampers needed to win the Le Mans 24 Hours 15 times in the past 17 years to those needed to tri­umph in a four­minute World Ral­ly­cross fi­nal.

The head of the Ohlins mo­tor­sport depart­ment, Jonas Jarl­mark Nafver, has over­sight of all of the com­pany’s mo­tor­sport ac­tiv­i­ties and is well placed to give an over­view of the dif­fer­ing re­quire­ments.

Ohlins sup­ply dampers for lots of dif­fer­ent dis­ci­plines

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