Race Engine Technology Magazine



Launched in Summer 2003  and published 8 times a year, Race Engine Technology  is the brainchild of Ian Bamsey, the highly respected and  award-winning motorsport  journalist of over 30 years standing. Ian and his team of industry experts produce a unique, high quality, technical source of information that is widely read, referred to, and sought after, by its dedicated readership of design and  development engineers, across the entire global powertrain industry.

RET remains one of the few magazines in motorsport entirely dedicated to the technology and innovation that drives competition forward.




At the heart of this authoritative publication are in-depth research insights that probe significant contemporary projects, with informed analysis backed by professor peer review and critique. Race Engine Technology (RET) features all aspects of technological developments, in turn creating a truly must-read title among the global racing industry. We cover many and varied types of feature and here are a few examples: 

Engine dossier 

The ‘Dossier’ is at the core of every issue  of RET. Our signature feature, it is an incredibly detailed look at a high-profile racing engine, revealing many secrets of the technology that are simply not reported anywhere else.



Each issue highlights a powertrain from the world of two wheels providing a succinct analysis of key aspects of the engine, as well as its performance characteristics. Coverage includes all forms of motorcycle competition from Motocross to MOTOGP, from drag racing to World Superbikes and from Land Speed Record attempts to Speedway. 


Insight: The challenge of… 

Is a series of articles, each of which highlights the demands presented to engine engineers by a specific type of racing. The development of specific solutions is discussed in depth with engine builders and component manufacturers. Annually reviewed is everything from Top Fuel drag racing to World Rally Cars to MotoGP.


Component Focus

Revisited just once every 3 years the  focus acts as an excellent source of  reference – topics covered include: 

  • Additive Layer Manufacturing
  • Aluminium
  • Bearings
  • Camshafts
  • CFD
  • Coatings
  • Combustion Analysis
  • Con Rods
  • Coolers/Radiators
  • Crankshafts
  • Data Acquisition
  • Dynamometers
  • E-Motors
  • ECUs
  • Exhausts
  • Fasteners
  • Fuels
  • Gaskets
  • Heads & Blocks
  • High Performance Computing
  • Liners/Sleeves
  • Lubricants
  • Machine Tools
  • Non-Metallics
  • Oil Pumps
  • Piston Pins
  • Pistons
  • Pushrods & Rockers
  • Rings
  • Seals
  • Sensors
  • Steel
  • Surface Treatments
  • Test Equipment
  • Titanium
  • Transmission
  • Turbochargers
  • Valve Springs
  • Valves
  • Water PumpsMotion Control


Racing Series

Represented by way of subscribers and editorial coverage include

  •  AMA Motocross & Superbike
  • ANDRA Pro Series
  • ARCA Racing Series
  • Asian Le Mans Series
  • Carrera Cup
  • Blancpain GT
  • Britcar
  • F4
  • Regional F3
  • Formula Ford
  • GTE
  • Hillclimb
  • BTCC
  • BSB
  • CIK-FIA Karting
  • DTM
  • Dutch Supercar
  • ELMS
  • GT3
  • Formula One
  • Rally Raid
  • F1H2O
  • F2
  • European Drag Racing
  • FIA Truck Racing
  • FIM Endurance World Championship
  • MXGP
  • MX2
  • Speedway
  • Formula E
  • Formula SAE & Student
  • Land Speed
  • Americas Rallycross
  • GT4
  • IHRA
  • Indy Lights
  • IndyCar
  • Isle of Man TT
  • Super GT
  • Snocross
  • Dakar
  • Late Model Dirt
  • Middle-East Rally Championship
  • MotoGP
  • Moto2
  • Moto3
  • NASCAR Cup, Xfinity & Truck
  • NHRA (all divisions)
  • VLN
  • Super Formula
  • Trophee Andros
  • TT Zero
  • Aquabike
  • USAC Silver Crown & National Midget
  • WEC
  • World of Outlaws Late Model
  • IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship
  • World Rallycross
  • World Superbike
  • WRC, R5 & R2
  • WTCR, and many more!