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Pewano Rally Raid team builds car with TeXtreme

Oxeon are proud to present cooperation with Scandinavia’s first and only Cross Country Rally team Pewano. Pewano is a Rally Raid team that will compete in the Dakar Rally and the World Cup in Cross Country Rally (FIA World Cup) in a car built with TeXtreme®.

”Pewano is an interesting and ambitious project. TeXtreme® suits their high-tech profile very well and we are happy to supply the project with our Spread Tow Fabric. With the help of TeXtreme® they have succeeded in building an ultra light but still sustainable car body that hopefully will contribute to many victories” says Andreas Martsman, Vice President at Oxeon.

The cars that the Pewano team drives are PEWANO XC60 RR, which they develop and build themselves. The basis is Volvo XC60 cars which have been modified into a high-technology race car. In that development TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabric is a natural choice for the composites parts. The focus for Pewano is to build a winning team together with primarily Nordic companies, Scandinavian know-how and specialist expertise.

Pelle Wallentheim, founder of Pewano, says: “Besides the Scandinavian focus we also want to contribute to a more sustainable motor sport at the same time as our ambition is to be at the top of the podium both in competition as in development, possibilities and innovation”.

The first race for the Pewano team will be the Abu Dhabi Dessert Challenge in April 2011.


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About Rally Raid

Rally Raid is motorsport's toughest and most demanding form of competition. This is also called "Cross Country Rally" or "Desert Rally" and runs in the vast open spaces and wilderness in the most inspiring landscapes our planet has to offer. The longest and hardest "Rally Raid" is the famous Dakar Rally. The Dakar has been held annually since 1978 and is the largest individual motorsport event in the world - not only in terms of participants but also in terms of media coverage and prestige.


  • Motor sport


  • dakar-rallyt
  • volvo
  • cross-country
  • rally raid
  • volvo xc60
  • pewano
  • ultra light composites
  • tow spreading technology
  • textreme
  • tape weaving technology
  • spread tow reinforcements
  • spread tow fabrics
  • spread tow
  • oxeon
  • composites
  • dakar
  • dakar-rally
  • carbonfiber
  • carbon reinforcements
  • carbon fabrics

About Oxeon

Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements. Use of these Spread Tow carbon reinforcements increases the mechanical performance of composite material products and reduces the weight. Utilization of Oxeon’s TeXtreme® Spread Tow Fabrics and TeXero® Spread Tow UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, automotive, racing, industrial and sports products in applications that have critical material performance requirements has affirmed the significance of Oxeon’s ultra light materials.


Christian Borg

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