About Us

Why Us?

PACE Innovations is a team of mechanical engineers and fabricators equipped with the resources to design and produce bespoke products. Whether this be detailed components or complete turnkey solutions, our goal is to offer cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing services for both high and low volume production.

PACE Innovations is able to provide high quality solutions for various industries. With our lasting involvement in the design of race car componentry, we utilise the competitive philosophy involved with motorsport to maximise the value and performance of our customers’ products. We are able to produce innovative solutions to problems from any industry. PACE Innovations can supply elegant and functional solutions efficiently.

Our History

PACE Innovations was founded by Paul Ceprnich in 2006. Paul Ceprnich is a highly experienced mechanical engineer with a lifetime of knowledge in the global automotive and motorsport industry. His experience, reputation and relationships acquired over many years of commitment to motor racing led to the establishment of PACE Innovations. Starting off as a contracting design service to the Australian motorsport industry, Ceprnich was involved in the design process of various of V8 Supercar teams in the early stages of operation. During this time, Ceprnich continued to work as a race engineer in categories across the globe. The introduction of Project Blue Print into the V8 Supercar Championship and PACE Innovations’ involvement with the design of the new Ford Falcon FG led to company expansion and PACE Innovations employing fabricators to manufacture chassis for teams such as Ford Performance Racing, Stone Brothers Racing, Triple Eight Racing and Dick Johnson Racing. Since then, PACE Innovations has and continue to design and manufacture many one-off and production cars, with Championship-winning success, whether it be design, manufacturing, or trackside assistance.

The success of our endeavours in motorsport has also led to our involvement in other industries such as civil aviation, defence, commercial automotive, commercial building, mining and medical. In this short space of time, we have grown to become one of the leading race engineering consultancy services in Australasia and known for providing leading design and manufacturing solutions for a range of industries.

Our Timeline

February2020

Both Dick and Steve Johnson drove the Team Johnson Ford Falcon XD at Lakeside Raceway as it completed its first laps in front of hundreds.

March2018

A field of PACE-designed SuperUtes lined up for the inaugural event of the SuperUte Series, with all chassis also being manufactured by PACE.

February2018

Three of the new-generation MARC II Mustang debuted at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

June2017

After a dirt to tarmac conversion, Tony Quinn made his Pikes Peak debut in the Ford Focus Monster Tamer

February2016

The Stuntz Inc Chevrolet Camaro SS drift car was launched via video to social media.

April2015

Ford Focus Monster Tamer competed at the 2014 Race to the Sky event in Cardrona, New Zealand.

February2014

Three MARC I Ford Focus entered and crossed the finish line at the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.

July2013

Ford Focus V8 PACE-prototype completes a shakedown at Queensland Raceway.

March2013

The PACE-designed Supercars Car of the Future chassis platform debuts at the Clipsal 500.

February2012

16 PACE Innovations desinged-and-built chassis line up for the first ever New Zealand V8SuperTourers event.

June2008

FG01 V8 Supercar launched at Sandown following its development through Project Blueprint.

July2006

Founded

Our Partners

bodytec Fahrzeugtechnik

bodytec Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH was founded in 1994 and is a company that mainly deals with tasks of well-known automobile manufacturers in the field of motorsport.

bodytec and PACE Innovations form a global link in the European and Australian market. 

Brebeck Composite

Brebeck Composite is a manufacturer of prepreg Autoclave carbon glass and aramid fiber components for automotive,  aerospace and motorsport industry.

Brebeck and PACE Innovations work together in providing high-quality composites for our customers.

Brembo Racing

Brembo Racing offers a complete range of products dedicated to racing and are designed to provide maximum performance in the most extreme conditions. Brembo brake packages are used by the best teams in the most renowned categories in the world, such as F1, Indy Car, NASCAR, Rally, MotoGP, Superbike, Enduro and Cross Championships.

PACE Innovations is an official Brembo Racing Technical Centre, offering parts, technical advice, and complete braking solutions.

MARC Cars Australia

MARC Cars Australia is an Australian motor racing manufacturer and team of official distributor and racing team of their very own touring cars, the Marc I and Marc 2. MARC Cars have and continue to race at the most iconic sports car and endurance racing events in the world.

Having designed each car from the ground up, PACE Innovations is responsible for the manufacturing of nearly every apart used to build the Marc I and Marc II.

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