Funk Motorsport Team Up with Monster Energy’s Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni

8th March 2021

If you are a fan of Monster Energy and all the crazy stuff they get up to, it’s likely that you’ve heard of Steve Biagioni. Steve ‘Baggsy’ Biagioni is a professional drift driver from Essex who is well known for his insane line up of machinery that he uses to compete in drift events and […]

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Is ceramic coating an exhaust worth it?

25th January 2021

Ceramic coating can be considered as space age technology which has been utilised in Formula 1 for years in an effort to reduce heat transfer around the exhaust and turbo systems. This has pushed away from traditional textiles based heat management, but could that be a process which is slowly being reversed? Ceramic coating is […]

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Funk Motorsport Wrap Around Exhaust Blanket
Various Exhaust Insulation options

27th May 2020

One of the most common causes of heat soak within your engine bay is, of course, your exhaust system. Here at Funk, we often get questions asking us how to overcome issues where the exhaust system runs close to sensitive components so we wanted to take a little time to talk through some of the […]

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Olly Bolton Competing in the BDC
Drifting: 9 heat management areas to consider

30th September 2019

As we know, unwanted heat can kill an engine’s reliability whilst also reducing a car’s performance. In reality, heat management in drifting is something that is often overlooked although vital to performance and reliability. The discipline of drifting is made up of high-intensity short burst runs, followed by shut down while waiting for results or […]

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Gold Heat Tape Application
New Build? Don’t forget HEAT!

16th September 2019

When rebuilding a car, this is the best time to consider heat management. You can plan all the heat protection you will need, especially in all of those hard to reach areas! There is nothing worse than completing your track car build or your classic car restoration and having a huge heat issue or even […]

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Funk Motorsport Exhaust Wrap
Why insulate your exhaust system?

3rd September 2019

Exhaust systems and manifolds can be a work of art, but yet we see so many people taking the time to wrap them or cover them away. These intricate components can be one of the highest heat producers within the engine bay. But then why would you want to wrap it up and put a […]

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Time Attack UK and Funk Motorsport
Funk Motorsport sponsors Time Attack UK in 2020!

1st September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Funk Motorsport has become a sponsor of the UK Time Attack Championship for the first time this season. Already established as a provider of market-leading heat management products to the motorsport industry, this new association sees us take a significant step to further our involvement in the world of […]

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Industrial Heat Management

8th August 2019

Whilst we specialise in race cars and fast road cars – Heat management is not only important for cars. Since Funk Motorsport has begun, we have been involved with industrial applications. Heat shielding, heat sleeving and lagging to help with environmental issues are all problems in which are regularly approached about. Funk Industries was launched! […]

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Solving Touring Car heat issues with Team BMR

13th April 2019

  We all know that intake temperatures and managing heat is extremely important in protecting your engine. Under fierce competition, team BMR approached Funk Motorsport to manage the heat on their Subaru Levorgs to ensure optimum performance of their engine.   Earlier this year, we were approached by BTCC race team BMR to solve some […]

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Golden Reflection: The benefits of Gold Reflective Heat Tape.

10th December 2018

We have been selling Gold Heat Tape for years, but why? What are the performance benefits of Gold heat wrap Despite Gold reflective bulkheads like you see in Formula 1 and NASA spacecraft looking cool, they have a very good reason why they are in this shade – and sadly no, Gold Heat Tape isn’t only […]

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How do you reduce intake temperatures?

26th October 2018

Reducing intake temperatures We hear it all the time here at Funk Motorsport. Lower intake temperatures produce more power. Keep your induction system cool. Colder intake temperatures improve performance. How do I lower my intake temperatures? Whilst this may seem gospel, there is actually a relatively small amount of information out there for how to […]

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Turbo Blankets: The 101 Guide

20th September 2018

Turbo blankets are becoming a wider used product throughout the automotive tuning and motorsport worlds, focusing on the performance market – though traces of these products can be see across mainstream Car Manufacturers and OEMs worldwide. Turbo blankets or otherwise known as “turbo socks” or “turbo jackets” are exactly that, they are designed to increase […]

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The Road to Gymkhana Grid

19th September 2018

Dropping on April 14th and featuring Funk Motorsport sponsored drivers Luke Woodham and Adam Elder, the road to Gymkhana Grid is a documentary following eight world-class drivers on their journey to South Africa. Gymkhana Grid gives competitors, with build funded by their working lives, the opportunity to line up next to professional drivers such as Ken […]

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Is heat damaging your paintwork?

21st July 2018

As well as an aesthetic or structural integrity nightmare, paint damage or bubbling paint can indicate that your car has a heat issue. Very commonly seen in the performance and aftermarket sectors, bonnets and panels can become weak due to an excessive build-up of heat in a specific area. This is most commonly caused in […]

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The winter rebuild and BDC Round 1 – with Oliver Bolton

6th April 2018

BDC ROUND 1 2018 – Rockingham- Concrete Jungle. With Funk Motorsport onboard for another year, preparations began early for Oliver Bolton to get the S13 ready for a year of fierce competition with the BDC round 1 at Rockingham Motor Speedway. ‘So as the drift season came to an end, it was time to give […]

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Funk Motorsport Partner the British Drift Championship 2018

31st March 2018

After a successful year in 2017 and the sponsorship of drivers in the British Drift Championship, we have decided to team up with the British Drift Championship to partner the 2018 drift series. Having dealt with many heat issues of suffering drift drivers, we wanted to bring more of our expertise to the world of […]

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Funk Motorsport Titanium Turbo Blanket
The Funk Motorsport Mk2 Turbo Blanket. What’s new?

25th February 2018

At Funk Motorsport, we are constantly evolving. Our brand; our network and our products. We strike for perfection, always looking for improvement. Our Turbo Blankets are no exception. Recently, our highly rated, corner stone of our Heat Management range has been under the microscope. Our turbo blanket undertook a total transformation; every seam and every surface has […]

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Heat Management Solved With Matt Denham’s V8 RX8

1st September 2017

As the latest addition to the Funk Motorsport sponsor roster, Matt Denham in his turbo Mazda RX8 is kicking up a storm in the BDC. Matt is a 30 year old driver, living in Cheltenham who has only been drifting for a few years. As a director and co-owner of RDX drift academy, he spends […]

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How does exhaust wrap work?

31st August 2017

Exhaust wrap has been involved in the Automotive Tuning and Motorsport market for years, as used on motorcycles and performance cars. A simple and well respected product in which has been a key part of car preparation. Though they have developed and become more advanced, the key principles remain the same, to restrict heat transfer […]

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31st August 2017

After an eventful British Drift Championship Event at Driftland, Oliver Bolton, Funk Motorsport Sponsored driver, shares his experience direct from the circuit. ‘After a series of last minute repairs we loaded up the car to headed to the only purpose built drift track in the UK – Driftland! I was looking forward to getting on […]

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Heat Management with Monky London – The S15

16th July 2017

Funk Motorsport team up with Drifting Youtuber, Monky London to offer Heat Management support for his S15. Monky London, a reputable face in the drifting world, offers an insight into his unique world of drifting, racing and riding based here in the UK. With regular blog updates via his youtube channel he’s one to follow, with […]

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The British Drift Championship with Oliver Bolton – Battle of Britain

16th July 2017

After weeks of anticipation, the British Drift Championship at the NEC had arrived. With the battle of Britain at stake between the BDC and Drift GP, Funk Motorsport Drifter Oliver Bolton was chasing his BDC license. ‘We had made it. The British Drift Championship had arrived at the NEC in Birmingham! As per usual we […]

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Heat Management Case study: Gold heat tape on a Formula ford

24th June 2017

Ok, so you are probably reading this as you are still a little skeptical about how some shiny silver/gold heat tape can actually make a difference to your overall engine performance. Does gold tape actually work? Am I right? Yes it does work! That is exactly why this is the first of many case studies […]

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Oliver Bolton Discusses Drift Cup Win as BDC Preparations Begin

20th June 2017

Image by M.S Photography and Sixty 9ine Production. As all heads look towards the BDC next week, Oliver Bolton talks about his incredible Drift Cup win to earn him his place at the Battle of Britain in Birmingham this weekend. ‘So Driftcup round 3 had finally arrived!  I was buzzing but didn’t know really know […]

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A weekend from Hell – Euro RX Round 2 with Riku Tahko

13th June 2017

A weekend from Hell – Funk Motorsport’s Riku Tahko shares his experience of Monster Energy’s FIA Euro RX Round 2. ‘We prepared well for the race by doing a couple of events in Finland which showed immediately in my driving. Even in wet conditions we could set some good times. We were in nice pace despite having […]

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RDC Round 2: Driftland with Oliver Bolton

1st June 2017

Oliver Bolton reports of his round 2 event at Drift Land! ‘Round 2 of the Retro Drift Challenge was to be held at the awesome Driftland, Scotland. We arrived late on Saturday night after a 9-hour journey and got our heads down ready for the RDC event ahead.  We woke up to a busy paddock in the sun […]

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Oliver Bolton: An Introduction

14th May 2017

Oliver Bolton talks about his journey into the 2017 drift season and joining forces with Funk Motorsport! After a few long months testing, tweaking and re-painting the S13 for a fresh new look for 2017, we were finally ready for the season ahead. With our new car livery and sponsorship from Funk Motorsport, this season […]

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Funk’s Riku Tahko Hosts Gymkhana Qualifier

11th May 2017

Funk Motorsport Sponsored Project Riku Tahko brings a new racing format to Finland! On the 20-21st May, Vermo Drift Festival 2017 will feature a new, exciting event hosted by Riku Tahko. Riku has driven the Monster Energy Gymkhana Grid finals three times, and wants to offer a chance for other Finns to compete in Gymkhana Grid, with […]

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Why is Heat Management so important?

29th March 2017

Heat management is key in Motorsport, Track days and Automotive & motorcycle design. There are many ways to do this and many areas that Heat Management can be used to improve a vehicle as well as maintaining and maximising its performance whilst staying reliable. Below shows an overview of some ways heat management can increase […]

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