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ARNAUD MARTIN, Chief Engineer - Motorsport, Integral Powertrain

"Motorsport needs to contribute to the necessity for a sustainable future. The Symposium sets the framework for how motorsport could help towards a brighter future."

ALEX GRAINGER, Motorsport Business Manager, Grainger & Worrall

“The whole event was ran perfectly. Great venue, impressive cabinet and informative throughout.”


DAMIEN DUSSURGEY, Head of Sales & Marketing, Magneti Marelli

The World Motorsport Symposium is the unique brainstorming event to discuss every year about the Motorsport’s future.”

DAVID FLOURY, Technical Director

"The World Motorsport Symposium is a thought provoking event, a unique opportunity to exchange on the future of our sport and a great occasion networking in a warm and friendly place."

DR DAVID SALTERS, Chief Engineer-Engine Technical Leader, Honda Performance Development

“An excellent event: insightful presentations, informed open discussions and great networking. Time well spent.”

DAPO OGUNMUYIWA, Managing Director, Ogunmuyiwa Motorentechnik GmbH

“The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium is an event which encourages the various motorsport steak holders to have an open exchange on all issues relating to the sport.”

DOUGLAS CAMPING, Chief-Engineer – Motorsport, Williams Advanced Engineering

“A really topical and thought provoking two days discussion, with some very useful notes taken. Great to re-establish some old contacts and make some interesting new ones.”

GEOFF LE GOOD, Director, GL Aerodynamics

“A uniquely informative and open opportunity to listen to and discuss technical and sporting aspects of motor racing with those working at the heart of the sport.”

GILLES SIMON, Technical Director, FIA

"This is the best forum to have an open discussion the introduction in racing of road relevant powertrain technologies."

JAMES KEY, Technical Director, Scuderia Toro Rosso

“The RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium this year covered some fundamental questions over the future directions of motorsport with a great deal of interesting and enlightening debate. It was good to see so much interest from an international audience and also the presence of young future engineers interested in motorsport. What better setting than IMechE  for this event. I took away a new insight into how the future of motorsport maybe formed an enjoyed playing a small part in the discussions held.”

JASON HILL, Head of New Engine Programmes, Prodrive 

‘The World Motorsport Symposium offers an unparalleled opportunity to meet and engage with figures, decision makers and influencers from the motorsport industry. Generating thought provoking discussion with an objective to formulate a clearer path for the future of the industry.’

JASON SOMERVILLE, Head of Aerodynamics, Formula One Management 

‘Although I could only make the Thursday, I was very impressed with the format – its rare to have an opportunity to openly discuss important matters affecting the future of our sport, from club racing to F1. The mix of industry experts and the next generation of engineers and designers brought a healthy balance to the debates. A very informative and thought-provoking event – keep it up!”

JOHN MANCHESTER, Operations Director, Gibson Technology Ltd

“The WMS offers a fantastic forum to gain opinions from some of the most influential people in the world of motorsport.”


“Gibson Technology are delighted and honoured to have won the Race Engine Design of the Year award’.

DR MARK ELLIS,  Technical Director, Advanced Engine Research (AER) LTd

"Great event and real issues relevant to top-level motorsport series discussed and debated."

MARTIN MONSCHEIN, Business Development Manager, AVL                                                                                        "After attending the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium for the first time it became clear very quickly why the list of attendees was such of such high quality. The presentations in regards to the future of the sport, and the engaging panel discussions under Chatham House rule, lead to valuable information that I can takeaway and apply to our own strategy. In addition, it was a powerful networking event and the awards dinner was the highlight. I'll be back for more!"

PAUL CROWHURST, Director, Evolution Measurement 

"From our standpoint, WMS18 was well organised and delivered on all fronts, papers and discussions and the general timetable were all well managed and kept on time with some lively discussions in between that will help shape developments in motorsport going forwards. The Chairmen, Ulrich Baretzky and John Iley did a great job of promoting some very intelligent conversation in the panel events. The exhibition area was well organised and there was plenty of time to talk with industry colleagues and prospective clients on a variety of topics. Evolution Measurement had a great first visit to the World Motorsport and are looking forward to participating in 2019!

PASCAL VASSELON, Technical Director, Toyota Motorsport GmbH

“Once again the RACE TECH World Motorsport Symposium has been spot on the current hot topics for future motorsport regulations making. I am sure that all next Technical Working Groups will be influenced by the deep and relevant discussions which have happened there directed by John and Ulrich.”

PAT SYMONDS, Chief Technical Officer, Formula 1
"Once again the World Motorsport Symposium has shown to be the place to be as engineers, suppliers and promotors from around the world gather to discuss the future of our sport.  2018 proved to be particularly interesting as we debated the challenges motorsport faces in many areas as the needs of our audience change, but more importantly we were able to discuss potential resolutions to those challenges.  The cross discipline nature of the participants opens minds to innovative solutions which we are all able to take away with us."

PHIL WARD,  Director-Performance Products, Grainger & Worrall Ltd

We really enjoyed the Symposium this year.  The discussion topics were very interesting and it was great opportunity to engage with many high level delegates. We look forward to the next one!

RODI BASSO, Motorsports Director, McLaren Applied Technologies

“The World Motorsport Symposium is a highly professional, stimulating and fun event providing unique insights in our fast changing Motorsport industry. I strongly encourage young engineers or any technology focused company to come and experience what motorsport has to offer."

STEPHEN FAULKS, Founder, Tune The Team

"This was my first event. I went with an open mind but with two main aims; to get a better understanding of some of the challenges likely to be faced by motorsport teams in the future and to meet and connect with people. The evert was a success for me on both counts and also provided a fascinating insight into some of the regulatory, political and technical challenges faced by the sport as a whole."

STEVE SAPSFORD, Managing Director, SSE Ltd

"WMS18 was an excellent event. The quality of speakers, cabinet members and delegates is second-to-none and they all actively engaged in the open and honest discussion that Chatham House rule enables and should directly benefit motorsport and the motorsport industry."

THOMAS KRAEMER, Manager Engine Design LMP1, Porsche Motorsport LMP Team

“To shape the future of motorsport – the World Motorsport Symposium is a must for all key people in that business.”

THOMAS LAUDENBACH, Director Development HV Storage Systems

"The World Motorsport Symposium have proven once again to be the event where the foundations for future targets in motorsport are set."

WILLEM TOET, F1 Aerodynamics Expert, Sauber F1

“Another milestone Symposium with so many of the world’s motorsport decision makers and insiders there, giving unparalleled open discussions about future roadmaps. I particularly loved this one! The discussions opened so many strategic directions.” 

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