BTUK AT AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017
Another very busy couple of days for us at the Autosport Engineering Show 2017 at the NEC Birmingham. For the first time we had a customer car on display on the stand, the 2015 British GT Championship winning Aston Martin GT3 from Beechdean AMR. It proved to be a great asset and certainly attracted a lot of attention, and helped to fill out our stand area very well. Many thanks go out to Andrew Howard the owner of the car, and also Jez Wicks who assisted with the delivery and collection of the car.
We had guests with us on the stand from our partners PAGID Racing and their assistance during the show was greatly appreciated. We also had product displays from our other main Motorspoprt Partners Brembo Racing and ZF Race Engineering, we also used the Autosport Show to showcase the latest pad material from PAGID Racing, the RST5 material which is primarily designed for top level tarmac rallying. The new pad is officially available from February 2017!
We thank all our distribution partners, and customers old and new for visiting our stand and making this such a great start to our 2017 season.
AUTOSPORT INTERNATIONAL 2017 INVITATION
PAGID AREN'T PUTTING THE BRAKES ON ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH BEECHDEAN AMR
Beechdean AMR is overjoyed to announce that leading motorsport brake system supplier Pagid Racing, will continue its partnership with the team into 2016 as an Official Technical Partner.
Beechdean AMR is competing in British GT in both the GT4 & GT3 classes, as well as the ELMS and the Le Mans 24 Hour race in its GTE car. Its action packed schedule across all major GT classes for the 2016 season puts even greater emphasis on the importance of having a fully functioning brake system, as well as the continued support Pagid offer. Pagid Racing offers Beechdean AMR, the necessary support trackside and back at the work shop. The continuation of its partnership gives Beechdean AMR confidence on the track, knowing there is a comprehensive brake system in place for the season.
Elated by this agreement team owner and driver, Andrew Howard said -
“Everyone thinks that the most important thing is how fast the car can go, but any racing driver knows that balance and poise in braking is worth seconds. We would only ever use Pagid for the best results.”
PAGID RACING PARTNER TEAM VICTORIOUS IN OPENING ELMS GTE
The Beechdean AMR entry, driven by Andrew Howard (GB), Alex Macdowall (GB) and Aston Martin Racing works driver Darren Turner (GB) started the race from seventh but quickly progressed to the front of the GTE pack after avoiding a series of incidents at the beginning of the race. The result brings Beechdean AMR its first win of the 2016 season.
Beechdean AMR rely on the state of the art brake friction technology from PAGID RACING.
PAGID PARTNER ASTON MARTIN RACING LAUNCHES NEW GTE CHALLENGER AND 2016 TITLE HOPES
The premiere GT-racing outfit, which enters its twelfth year of competition, will field a three-car campaign in this year’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and 24 Hours of Le Mans; two contesting the GTE Pro class and a single entry in GTE Am. The three entries will look to extend the brand’s 23 overall wins in FIA WEC; more than any other manufacturer. With a raft of new regulation changes including a greater freedom on aero development, the team has unveiled its latest 2016 V8 Vantage GTE; the car which shall support the outfit’s GTE Pro entries. Boasting a fully re-designed aerodynamic package including a distinctly pronounced new rear diffuser, the team remains confident that it will be able to challenge at the sharp end of what will prove to be an extremely competitive WEC field.
ASTON MARTIN RACING Rely on brake pad and brake disc technology from PAGID RACING.
Latest News Snippets
Peugeot 2008 DKR was victorious on the recently finished 2016 Dakar Rally. ZF Sachs supply the clutches and suspension components to Peugeot for this most arduous event. ZF Sachs clutches were also used by Mitsubishi, Kamaz and Tatra.
And staying off road in another very difficult terrain, ZF Sachs clutches and suspension were used by Volkswagen Motorsport Polo WRC who, in 2015, took all three of the top places in the World Championship.
In February two new applications are being added to the Brembo Sport Pad range, covering BMW and AP Racing applications. The details for these can be downloaded here - brembo_sport-pads_march_2016_update.pdf (*Note you will need Adobe Acrobat to view the file)
Pagid Racing are sporting a brand new logo. Seen below.
Autosport International Car Show 2016
Birmingham NEC, January 2016
We had another great show this year in Birmingham! Once again Bremsen Technik (UK) Ltd had a stand in the engineering section showcasing a wide range of motorsport and performance braking products. We had a prominent position this year so Paul and Steve were kept busy as usual! We had one of the biggest stands at the show and hope to do so again next year!
New business was secured in Latvia and Turkey and we had detailed discussions about several new opportunities with other visiting companies.There are also on-going discussions with companies in Japan and Argentina where we are confident of entering into new territories.
Aston Martin Racing signs BT Bremsen Technik GmbH as Technical Partner
Aston Martin Racing is signing a technical partnership with bt Bremsen Technik GmbH, the racing and high performance brake pads specialist, in order to benefit from the premium Pagid RS range and technical support it can provide for Aston Martin Vantage GTE, GT3 and GT4 race cars.
The partnership begins in time for the ‘flyaway’ rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship, which start with the Six Hours of Sao Paulo in Brazil on 1 September. Bremsen Technik GmbH (bt), a wholly owned subsidiary of brake friction specialist TMD Friction, will supply parts and support to each of the five Aston Martin Racing cars contesting the championship.
“We’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s leading brake pad manufacturers”, comments Warren Jones, Technical Partner Manager at Aston Martin Racing.
“We have works and customers cars competing at the highest levels; from our Vantage GTE in the FIA World Endurance Championship to the Vantage GT3s and GT4s competing in major championships around the world. We therefore need to partner with manufacturers who expect the same premium standards that we do. This is why Pagid RS is the right fit for us.”
“We are thrilled to develop and test our state-of-the-art brake components with Aston Martin Racing, who take our brake pads to the very competitive edge”, adds Olaf Schwaier, Managing Director of bt Bremsen Technik GmbH.
“As a part of TMD Friction we can utilize the vast R&D resources of Central Engineering, where we develop high performance and eco-friendly compounds for the cars of the future. Our Pagid RSL1 compound is a brand new endurance friction material which gives the driver ultimate brake performance over a broad temperature range. Our ‘yellow pads’ Pagid RS 19 and RS 29 have been the benchmark in endurance racing for many years, but the RSL1 is better still in terms of wear rate and friction coefficient."
Brembo In Ron Howard's Rush
Brembo is honored to partner with two-time Academy Award® winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Frost/Nixon) for “RUSH”, a spectacular big-screen re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, which will make its U.S. public release in selected theaters on September 20, everywhere else on September 27.
This film is significant to Brembo as it tells the story of the 1976 season, when Lauda’s Ferrari with Brembo brakes was a key player in one of the most epic chapters of Formula 1. It was in 1975 that Enzo Ferrari first asked Brembo, the Italian manufacturer of high-performance braking systems, to equip his legendary Scuderia Ferrari with brake discs. Partnered with Clay Regazzoni, Lauda went on to win the F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships for Ferrari in 1975. This was Brembo’s first world championship. Even though Hunt won the championship in 1976 by one point, Ferrari (and Brembo) gained its second-straight Constructor’s crown that year. The success story continued in 1977 as Lauda earned his second (of three) F1 Drivers’ crowns, the third-straight for Ferrari and Brembo.
Since then, Brembo has continued to equip the Maranello Manufacturer and has become the top supplier to several other major F1 teams, earning 18 Driver’s and 23 Constructor’s championships, including 14 with Ferrari and the last three with Red Bull in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The current, highly advanced F1 Brembo systems use carbon brake discs as well as aluminum-lithium 6-piston monobloc calipers.
The movie “Rush” accurately depicts the F1 race atmosphere in 1976, including Brembo’s original racing logo and colors of the era, featured at the German Grand Prix in Nürbugring, Monza for the unexpected return of Lauda during the Italian GP and during the season closer at the Fuji Speedway in Japan.
“The story of “RUSH” portrays an F1 era quite different from the one we know today,” commented Alessio Bonzanni, Brembo’s first F1 race engineer. “In the late 70’s and 80’s the teams would let us work on the car: disassembling all the pads and measuring the wear rates for the race, installing new parts and giving us total responsibility for the brake systems. They changed engines continuously in those days, so when they disassembled the rear axle we needed to bleed the brakes every time. Having a great working relationship with the crew chief was even more important back then.”
In 1976, the period when the film is set, Niki Lauda and Clay Regazzoni's cars were the only ones equipped with Brembo brakes. At that time, the company generated sales of less than €1.5 million and had 146 employees. Today Brembo equips half of the Formula One cars, employs over 7000 people and in 2012 generated a turnover of €1.4 billion.
Brembo Takes On Fast & Furious 6
Dodge Charger Dayton Uses Dual Caliper Braking System on the Rear for Special Stunts
Head of Transportation for Fast & Furious, Dennis McCarthy, called upon Brembo for designing the main character braking system, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. The latest instalment of Fast & Furious boast high-speed chases and performance driving that only a mega-million box office movie could offer; and such fierce driving skills can only be supported by the world's best brakes.
Brembo engineered a unique braking system which consisted of a custom dual circuit configuration for the rear with two pair of 4-piston aluminium alloy calipers. One pair is used for conventional braking while the other is connected to a hydraulic handbrake for vehicle dynamic control that establishes drifting; something the movie is well known for. The discs are 350x28 wide 72-vane friction surfaces with racing Type III slotting, 2-piece floating construction, billet aluminium mounting centers and unique Brembo hardware which allow for better ventilation.
The front system is composed of 6-piston lightweight monobloc brake calipers in aluminium alloy integral stiffening bridge along with high performance brake pads that contain a large surface area and volume for face resistance and longevity. The front discs are similar to the rear ones, 350x34mm wide 72-vane friction surfaces with racing Type III slotting as well.
This technology comes from top level racing programs and is derived from the Gran Turismo systems available through authorised dealers.