MPI – Max Papis Innovations 2017 Champions Awardadmin
MPI and the SPEARS Southwest Tour Series partner for 2017. MPI has designed and will present the 2017 SPEARS Southwest Tour Series champion with a unique award designed by MPI.
MPI stands for MAX PAPIS INNOVATIONS and was founded in 2009 by Max Papis and Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, in Mooresville, NC. Max and Tatiana have a long background in racing. Max has been a professional race car driver since he was 12 years old. Since then he has raced in Formula 1, Champ Cars, Indy Cars, IMSA, Grand-Am, IROC, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, being the european driver with most NASCAR start in history.
During his long racing career he collaborate with several top steering wheel manufacturers where his passion and knowledge about the business grew his goal has been to apply his experience and knowledge to produce state of the art product for the racing community.
MPI takes every aspect of construction and safety to our heart, in the most accurate and dedicated way possible. Before becoming an MPI product, structures need to pass our internal quality control tests. Amongst the many, one is a torque structural steering wheel test that is considered one of the most severe on the “road car” market. Another is a stress test to see what their steering wheel does when load is applied to it. This simulates what happens when you keep your hands on the steering wheel during a severe impact. Just couple of examples of how MPI technology works and how safety and construction R&D is applied to all MPI products.products