Williams Hybrid Power Picks Up MIA Award

Williams Hybrid Power (WHP) picked up yet another award last week when it won at the annual Motorsport Industry Association's (MIA) Business Excellence Awards. It picked up the Technology and Innovation Award at the ceremony at the NEC in Birmingham.

The MIA award was the second accolade picked up specifically for WHP, after it was awarded the Powertain Innovation of the Year award at the 2010 Professional Motorsport World Expo in Germany. Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid, which uses WHP's magnetically-loaded composite flywheel technology, has also received substantial industry acclaim for its hybrid credentials.

The awards were held alongside the MIA's European Cleaner Racing Conference, one of the biggest gatherings of the year in British Motorsport. The conference showcases green motorsport and advances in alternative energy sources and sustainable materials.

Ian Foley, Managing Director of WHP, commented: “Williams Hybrid Power are extremely pleased and honoured to win this award for Technology and Innovation associated with our MLC Flywheel Systems. The award is particularly gratifying as it shows peer and indeed industry recognition for what has been a landmark year for WHP considering our technology is a core element of the hybrid drive system aboard the Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid endurance racing car.”