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Most GRAND-AM fans don't know - ...
Most GRAND-AM fans don't know - or likely ever will meet - Gabriel Cadringher but he's one of those behind-the-scenes experts who will positively influence what they'll enjoy on track in 2013 and beyond.
Most GRAND-AM fans don't know - or likely ever will meet - Gabriel Cadringher
one of those behind-the-scenes experts who will positively influence what they'll enjoy on track in 2013 and beyond.
Cadringher, an aeronautical engineer, is GRAND-AM's Managing Director of Technical Regulations and Development.
The native of Turin, Italy designed wings for combat aircraft before joining Federation Internationale de l'Automobile - the FIA, motorsports' world governing body - where he
served for 30 years.
He became president of the FIA Manufacturers' Commission in 1993, representing all of the automobile manufacturers around the world taking part in motorsport on the FIA's governing body, the World Council.
This role included constant liaison with auto manufacturers looking to introduce new technologies into motorsport.
He'll be among key figures in the reunification of American sports car racing when the merger of GRAND-AM
and the American Le Mans Series
is fully complete in 2014.
A meeting with a dozen manufacturers recently was held in New York as officials from both groups begin work on future regulations for the combined group.
Looking ahead to 2013, Cadringher
will build upon the success of its Daytona Prototype class.
The Generation 3 version of DP fulfilled its mission of cost effectiveness along with providing close competition for race fans.
"The show provided by those cars is amazing," he
"They can race side-by-side, often door-to-door.
Fans like them."
In 2012, two chassis body manufacturers, Corvette and Riley, took different approaches resulting in the former being more competitive on high down force tracks and the latter on high drag circuits.
For 2013 GRAND-AM
will impose new rules bringing the cars closer together aerodynamically.
Configurations will be issued after wind tunnel testing later this fall, said Cadringher
There is additional manufacturer interest in DP thanks to Corvette's introduction.
"What Corvette did in transforming a generic DP body into a beautiful, sexy car, is the perfect example" of what can be accomplished, Cadringher
"Other manufacturers are looking into this opportunity."
Generation 2 DP cars will still have eligibility in 2013, Cadringher
said, but they must race under those rules or be fully updated to Generation 3 specifications.
said there will be no changes in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge specifications in 2013.
has received requests for (homologation of) new models that have been introduced into the market recently," he
Gabriel Cadringher, a ...
Gabriel Cadringher, a technical consultant on select matters to Grand-Am since December 2011, has been named managing director of technical regulations and development.
Cadringher is the former director of the technical department of the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), former technical delegate for the FIA Formula One World Championship and former president of the FIA Manufacturers' Commission.
will focus on all technical aspects of competition with emphasis on vehicle homologation and balance of performance between the varied engine and chassis manufacturers.
will be based at Grand-Am headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla. and work closely with the NASCAR Research and Development Center
in Concord, N.C. where Buck is based.
Both Raffauf and Cadringher will report to Buck; Buck will report to Grand-Am President and CEO Ed Bennett.
Gabriele Cadringher has ...
Gabriele Cadringher has joined the Grand-Am technical staff.
Longtime FIA rules expert Gabriele Cadringher has joined the Grand-Am technical staff.
Cadringher, who worked for the FIA from 1982 until 2010, took up his role as chief technical consultant with the -aligned sanctioning body at the beginning of last week.
The Italian will be involved in balancing the latest, third generation of Daytona Prototypes with older cars and will oversee the introduction of a wave of new machinery, including the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Audi R8, into the GT category.
Grand-Am chief executive officer Ed Bennett said, "Grand-Am and NASCAR have developed a comprehensive and synergistic strategy that should add several new elements in the future, and Gabriele is an important addition to support that future vision."
will be based at Grand-Am
headquarters in Daytona Beach and will work closely with the NASCAR Research and Development Center
in Concord, N.C.
most recently was the boss of the FIA
Manufacturers' Commission, which gave him an involvement in GT and touring-car racing, as well as rallying.
also has a 10-year stint as a Formula One technical delegate.
Cadringher Joins ...
Cadringher Joins Grand-Am Staff
by NSSN Staff
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Gabriel Cadringher will take 30 years of expertise working at international motorsports' highest levels to Grand-Am Road Racing in 2012 in the role of chief technical consultant, Grand-Am President Tom Bledsoe announced Wednesday.
In his new role, Cadringher will work closely with Managing Director of Racing Operations Mark Raffauf and the Grand-Am competition department to support implementation of many new engineering-based initiatives including aerodynamics, engine and turbo technologies.
and NASCAR also will benefit from the deep respect of the global motorsports community that Cadringher
brings to this position.
"Grand-Am and NASCAR have developed a comprehensive and synergistic strategy that should add several new elements in the future, and Gabriel is an important addition to support that future vision," Grand-Am Chief Executive Officer Ed Bennett said.
"Throughout his career, Cadringher
has been at the cutting edge of new technologies," Bledsoe said.
After working as an aircraft engineer, Cadringher joined the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) in 1982 as director of the technical department and president of the Technical and Homologation Commission.
He was also technical delegate for the FIA Formula One World Championship for 10 years.
Cadringher became president of the FIA Manufacturers' Commission in 1993, representing all of the automobile manufacturers from around the world taking part in motorsport on the FIA's governing body, the World Council.
This role included constant liaison with the auto manufacturers looking to introduce new technologies into motorsports, a role that required high level negotiation skills to unite often disparate interests.
, with NASCAR, is one of the great organizations in American motorsports," Cadringher
"I'm honored and looking forward to the new challenge and opportunity.
I'm happy to take my experience to Grand-Am
, where I can learn and gain in my appreciation of the American way of motorsports."
A native of Turin, Italy, Cadringher joined the Panavia Company in 1976 where he designed wings for combat aircraft.
was personally recruited by then FIA President Jean-Marie Balestre in 1982, leading to a 30-year career with the governing body of international motorsports.
is fluent in five languages.
authored Manifesti Navali (Ocean Liner Posters), an art book recently published in four languages that traces the history of transatlantic travel through posters of the great passenger ships.
will be based at Grand-Am
headquarters in Daytona Beach, Fla., and work closely with the NASCAR
NDP Publicity Services, Shropshire, England, UK, publicity services, media management, sports management, journalism, public relations, television production, photography, product launches.
Moya is now Sporting Director of the Subaru World Rally Team and will be joined in Jordan by Subaru's Operations Director Paul Howarth, the FIA Manufacturer's Commissioner Gabriele Cadringher, FIA Sporting Delegate Charles Reynolds, FIA Technical Delegate Rab McDonald and Medical Delegate Phil Rayner.