This weekend we officially begin our 2020 Club100 in association with Rotax season and we would like to formally welcome and announce sponsorship from CZ Chains, of the Czech Republic, who are kindly providing our fleet of karts with their top of the line 219 OR chain. The eagle eyed, or mechanically minded amongst you will have already spotted the beautiful gold CZ chain in use and they will continue to be used across all our championships, including the Young Drivers Championship and currently with the British University Championships. For the Club100 Racing championships we will be carrying CZ Chains branding on our karts, our new flags and podium banner, and CZ Chains will feature in our live streams during the season.
In a deal brokered by CZ Chains Czech Republic agent Mike Lenny and Club100 Racing Ltd’s managing director John Vigor, CZ chains have been supplied free of charge, via CZ Chains UK, it’s UK distributor Chamber Engineering Ltd of Cannock, West Midlands.
John Vigor said, “It’s a fantastic deal, chains represent a significant running cost, and with CZ Chains coming onboard, it provides Club100 with the finest Czech engineering. This sponsorship provides value to our company and allows me to keep our own pricing competitive to our customers. My hope for CZ, already well known in the automotive and motorcycle sectors in Europe, is that with our association we will raise awareness of their karting chains brand in the UK.”
About CZ Chains
Producers of traditional roller chains since 1929, and since 1933 under the trade mark of CZ Chains, CZ Retezy, s. r. o. has long been associated with the manufacture of the highest performance motorcycle chains. With a portfolio of more than 2000 types of the roller chains, CZ Chains have produced over 450 million metres of chains. They deliver to more than 60 countries around the world, using in-house R&D and comprehensive technology to manufacture chains in the Czech Republic. CZ Chains provide OEM chains to the likes of BMW, KTM, Ducati, Beta, Gas Gas and Bombardier. Their specialist knowledge of chains has led CZ Chains to provide oil pump chains accepted by Bentley and VW plus timing chains for Audi. Using the best materials like Austrian steel for the pins and German steel for the plates and specific technologies for different applications, CZ Chains are among the leading manufacturers of high performance chains.
CZ Retezy, s. r. o. is a traditional Czech manufacturer of quality roller chains, bush chains, silent chains, and special chains widely applied in automotive and motorcycle industry as well in other fields of the industrial and farming production. Their mission is the production of the world-class products with the guarantee of maximum satisfaction to all their users.
CZ Retezy, s. r. o. is a member of CZ a.s.
About the 219 OR Chain
The CZ 219 chain in OR version is sealed with an O-ring in order to use the chain without further lubrication on the karts for endurance races. CZ Retezy are one of a few manufacturers to offer world class products to the karting sector. Karting requires chains to have high resistance to wear, mechanical stress, and high revolutions.
The special chain 219 has been developed for karting and the chain is similar in design with the MX chains from their MOTOCROSS/SUPERMOTO series. The 219 chains are manufactured in racing versions only.
So the next time you have a minute, waiting for your next race, spare a moment and admire the finest Czech engineering providing the drive from that Rotax Evo engine to the Bridgestone Tyres and on to the road.
Photography: Courtesy of the CZ website
BUKC Photography: Courtesy of Stu Stretton Media