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Swiss Companies emulate UK’s Motorsport Valley




Many Swiss engineering firms have sprung up around the Sauber F1 team. The surprising and history making thing happened on 10th of June last year. It is when Swiss city of Zurich hosted the Formula E championship.

Motor racing was illegal in Switzerland since 1955. There was a sports accident in Le Mans that killed 83 spectators in 1955. Since then, government banned motor racing around circuits. But in 2015, the ban was lifted for just fully electric vehicles. But in 2018, The Formula E took place in Zurich. And a motor event took place after 60 years in Switzerland.

Even though the sports did not come to the country till 2018, the country is very much involved in motorsport. And it is well known for precision engineering it often requires. Geneva is home to the administrative headquarters of motorsport’s governing body and the F1 Team Sauber. It is one of the only teams based out of UK.

Uk has most number of F1 Teams. And the motorsport sector is a huge success in the British engineering, specially with the Swiss machined parts and manufacturing. There are around 4300 companies based around the Midlands and Oxfordshire that are into this business. And it is known as the Motorsport Valley.

The Motorsport Valley employs 45,000 people, and 25000 out of those workers are engineers. And the estimated sales of the Motorsport Valley was around 10 Billion pounds back in 2017, and 87% of it was exports.

Many countries including Switzerland seem interested in partnering up with Motorsport Valley. The ambassador of UK, Alexandre Fasel said – “The vector of motorsport can be used to develop business opportunities. It happens in Motorsport Valley in the UK, and it happens in Switzerland except it does not see itself as a ‘valley’ yet.”

“We want to team up with UK companies, to penetrate the markets and commercialise IP in areas such as lightweight structures, electrification, autonomous and connected vehicles, and the use of data.”

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The Soccer Master Who Became MMA Legend – Pawel Kozlowski




Pawel Kozlowski was born in 1992, in Gniezno, Poland. The footballer-turned-MMA fighter was born to rule the ring. He was destined to achieve greatness, and he did that in style. Early in his life, at 17, he played soccer to mesmerize the world with his natural talent, but his love and passion for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) never faded. His life took a significant turn during a break from soccer training, triggering an unrelenting interest in MMA. Taking advantage of his football break, he enrolled in a club with facilities for boxing, Thai boxing, wrestling, and Jiu Jitsu. It was a decisive moment in his life. After playing soccer for nine years, he decided to make a professional career in MMA.

The Shift – Training For MMA

When preparing for a professional MMA fight, Pawel takes a strategic approach, planning all the tactics eight weeks ahead of the event. Usually, he trains 2-3 times a day and maintains a balanced and nutritious diet for this purpose. Before going into the ring, he follows a special diet to maintain weight.

The MMA Early Days – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

In 2010, Pawel Kozlowski started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After a year of toil and hard work, he finally tasted success at the Austrian National Championship. Since then, he has never looked back, winning the World Pro Jiu Jitsu Trials and the European Championship. In 2016, Paweł Kozłowski became the national champion of Poland and Austria in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. At the WKF World Championships in Italy, he won the runners-up medal in the Sanda category and a Bronze Medal in the MMA category. He also won the Qualification for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Championship, which took place in Abu Dhabi. BJJ Fanatics website lists Pawel among the three best BJJ players from Poland for 2016. In 2014, he joined the Vienna edition of the charity action “You will not keep the Master – Sportsmen for Children.” In July 2016, he established the Alpha Jiu-Jitsu Academy to train aspirant individuals.

Greatest Achievements

Pawel’s most significant career moments came at the WKF World Championship, where he won Silver in Sanda and Bronze in MMA. He is a multiple Austrian and Polish National Champion and has won the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam twice. In MMA, he has 5 professional bouts, all of which he won in the first round and all by Submission. Pawel has also defeated the 2012 European champion twice.

The Pride Of His Parents

Pawel’s father always wanted him to become a soccer player, and he was not very happy with him not playing football anymore. Still, he continued to make a name for himself in MMA, making his parents proud of his unprecedented achievements.

Fighting with an injured knee

The most challenging fight for Pawel was the fight in the final of the Open Championship, held in Croatia in 2012. It was his first fight after sustaining a knee injury, and he only had 10 days to prepare for it. In the final, he was leading his opponent with a 2:0 score line. Unfortunately, his stamina was running out, and the opponent took full advantage and won back-to-back points to lead with a 2: 6 score line. However, he got two more points and eventually won the fight with a 7:6 score line, with only 10 seconds to go for the final whistle.

Pawel Kozlowski – The Legend

At pro-MMA, Pawel Kozlowski is unbeaten with a record of 5-0-0, securing all his wins in the first round. He is also a six-time European Championship medalist in Jiu Jitsu, having won over 400 matches with another 500 Jiu Jitsu fights worldwide. He has won three European titles and the Grand Slam in Abu Dhabi, the most prestigious tournament in this sport. Pawel released an instructional DVD about a technique he has developed called the “GremlinLock,” thus becoming a legend of the sport.

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