Metalcaucho races with his car in the IX Pujada a Ullastrell
21 October 2019 | Corporativo
21 October 2019 | Corporativo
An MC vehicle continues testing the resistance of its spare parts in mountain races
José Jiménez, a young employee of the quality department of Metalcaucho, ran his second race with a Nissan Micra III K12 160 SR and finished runner-up in his category
Metalcaucho, the leading European supplier of aftermarket spare parts in rubber and metal for the automobile sector, has prepared a car, a Nissan Micra III K12 160 SR, to compete in races of the Mountain Catalonia Championship. The objective is to test the resistance of its parts in a real environment, in addition to verifying its quality through rigorous controls in its new laboratory.
On October 13, they disputed the IX Pujada to Ullastrell, a classic race that runs along a mountain road between Martorell and Terrassa. They had already premiered on September 22 at the XX Pujada al Farell. Although obtaining a good result in the final classification of the race was not the objective set by Metalcaucho, it should be noted that the pilot José Jiménez, a young employee of the quality department of Metalcaucho, finished in second position in his category.
José Jiménez is a driver who comes from the virtual competition. He started running in 2011 with the Gran Turismo driving simulator, highlighting his stay at the Williams_JIM ESPORTS virtual team, sharing a team with Coque López, who is currently one of the best Spanish simracers. From there, the young employee of Metalcaucho, went to KIYFDC, the virtual team of the professional pilot Dani Clos.
In his medal winners as a virtual runner it can be noted that he was the fifth ranked in the National Final of the Nissan GT Academy 2015, he has won 4 editions of the SuperCompetition of Teams (SCE) of MundoGT (one of the most prestigious virtual team championships in Spain), and finally that in the GR Supra GT Cup 2019 of the Gran Turismo Sport it finished in the 22nd position in the world, 9 in Spain and first in Catalonia. On the real competition, a year ago the Catalan Championship of 4-stroke rental karts began to run.
In addition to the participation in the race, Metalcaucho reinforced its presence in the event by locating a tent with merchandising for the attendees, and corporate brochures explaining the evolution that the company of Barcelona is carrying out, both in the quality of its spare parts, the excellent service offered to its customers, and the breadth of range that does not stop growing with constant releases of news.
The Metalcaucho tent aroused great interest among motor enthusiasts
In this video you can see his participation, including onboard images of the race
As a result of its ambition for excellence, Metalcaucho is constantly improving, ensuring the quality of all its products, thanks to a strong investment (more than 3% of its annual turnover) in a new quality laboratory, in which they carry It carries out rigorous controls to which all its products are subjected, guaranteeing high reliability, equivalent to that of the original equipment, but with a more competitive cost.
But the quality department of Metalcaucho is not limited to verifying its parts only in a controlled environment, and that is why they have gone out to test them on the road. Hence, in this car, a modified Nissan Micra III K12 160 SR with the relevant safety measures to contest the test, the following Metalcaucho spare parts have been assembled:
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