Rally and off-road

Bespoke, cost effective, robust transmissions for some of the harshest environments.

Bespoke solutions for off-circuit racing challenges

Ricardo operates on a confidential basis with some of the top teams in World Rally Championship (WRC) for the design, development and manufacture of transmissions and differentials.

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Ricardo’s extensive knowledge and history in World Rally Championships, Rally Raid and Dakar supports the capability to quickly understand customer requirements and deliver a bespoke, cost effective, robust transmission for some of the harshest environments.

Due to the demands of off-circuit racing, many of Ricardo’s Rally and Off-Road customers choose to take advantage of Ricardo’s extensive in-house 4WD and 2WD testing facilities and validation engineers to prove out concepts and prototypes before committing to the final design.

Ricardo has highly competitive and well-developed offerings for various rallying competitions such as the World Rally Championships (WRC), Rally Raid and Dakar. We also service solutions for support categories including R5.

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Case studies

Development of hybrid 4wd transmission

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Rally and off-road Resources

Ricardo employees named in 2024’s The Manufacturer Top 100 list

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The future of motorsport transmissions

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Ricardo’s in-house manufacturing capability explained

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The future of motorsport: Trends, opportunities and challenges to look out for over the next decade

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Key Disciplines

Formula 1

We are trusted by the World's leading Formula 1 teams to deliver championship winning transmission services and components.

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LM prototypes

Ricardo’s attention to detail and proven “built-in” endurance support for Le Mans Prototype (LMP) OEMs.

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GT3 and GTE

GT3 and GTE compliant transmissions designed for, and proven over, the most demanding endurance races in the world.

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Single seater

Ricardo has a range of end-to-end single seater transmission solutions for Super Formula, Indy Lights and beyond.

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