Tatuus and Mugen sign an official agreement for the supply and technical cooperation concerning Prototype Car PY 012
22 May 2012
Tatuus Racing Gianfranco De Bellis:
"I’m obviously very happy for the agreement, this official collaboration will allow Tatuus and Mugen to better respond to the requirements of teams which will participate in the Championships, providing a quality service for the purchase of cars and motors.
I also thank Autotecnica Motori, which has concluded an agreement with Mugen in order to create a competitive combination. It is a common goal of expanding the combination Tatuus - Mugen in new markets. The driver Raffaele Giammaria will be in charge of development and testing and racing debut. The first tests were completed successfully in Vairano (Italy) on 10 and 14 May, covering 145 laps of the circuit handling (2.518 meters) and with high-speed straight test (2.000 meters)."
Mugen Euro Hiro Toyoda
"The PY-012 is probably the most radical and sophisticated CN Sports Prototype yet designed, and consequently I am extremely pleased and proud that MUGEN EURO was invited by Gianfranco De Bellis to collaborate with TATUUS via our new associate Autotecnica Motori in the optimisation of the K20 engine installation in the chassis and the provision of MUGEN race-prepared engines to TATUUS teams. The record of TATUUS as a successful racing car manufacturer goes almost without saying, and we know the ability of Giovanni Delfino’s company to prepare engines to the exacting standards set by MUGEN in all categories or racing. We are also confident in Autotecnica Motori providing with integrity a logistically convenient high-quality customer support and engine rebuild service for TATUUS teams. This 3-way alliance also enhances Mugen’s support for Honda Motorsport Europe’s backing of the SpeedEuroSeries, always an important aspect in our business and sporting strategy given Mugen’s longtime association with Honda and its motor racing activities generally.
The TATUUS-MUGEN combination has great potential for development in European and overseas markets, and we are looking forward very much to working with our technical partners to achieve this. First however is to demonstrate the potency of the new collaboration in the forthcoming races!"
Autotecnica Motori Giovanni Delfino
"The opportunity to cooperate with TATUUS and MUGEN Euro is at the same time a real emotion and a great honor: TATUUS must be considered one of the main car manufacturer in the motorsport panorama and MUGEN Power is the name itself of a racing engine.
In particular I would like to thank TATUUS who involved and trusted me concerning the PY012 project, as well as Mr. Hiro Toyoda and all the MUGEN staff that has given me the opportunity to realize the association that will allow AUTOTECNICA MOTORI
to build engines following the MUGEN standards sharing all the engine design, project and tuning.
TATUUS Staff has designed a magnificent car that will mark a turning point in all the CN Series and maybe more. Signing such an agreement with these two brands of the Motorsport World could really represent a milestone in the history of AUTOTECNICA MOTORI"