Brembo Stops Everything at Daytona

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DAYTONA, Fla. — After an incredible 2022 race season celebrating more than 600 titles in major motorsports competitions since 1975, Brembo was on everything from GTP to MX-5 Cup cars this past weekend at the 61st running of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona.

The season opening IMSA WeatherTech Championship event debuted the all-new GTP Class. Brembo engineers worked in collaboration with the teams to develop all-new brake calipers, 6-piston front and 6-piston rear, to stop the next-gen GTP Class cars. The calipers were engineered using data from Brembo’s 48 years of providing the top prototype and Formula 1 teams with braking components.

All other teams have an assortment of Brembo equipment, depending on the applications. Some run Brembo cast iron brake discs, others run the company’s calipers and even others run a Brembo complete system, including Brembo pads.

In the support races, Brembo calipers and discs were on the PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 that won the IMSA Pilot GS Class.

The Daytona road course is considered a moderate to lite braking track by Brembo engineers. The main braking zones are into the Bus Stop Chicane on the back stretch and Turn 1 coming off the Daytona tri-oval.

The IMSA WeatherTech GTP cars entered the braking zone into Turn 1 at almost 200 mph and braking to 80 mph as they turn into the infield section of the 3.56-mile, 12 turn modified road course. Fans can see the brake discs glowing into Turn 1, the International Horseshoe, and into the Le Mans Chicane (Bus Stop). The layout of the modified road course allows plenty of time for the drivers to keep their brakes cool for maximum stopping power into the six braking zones.

All of the 31 cars competing in the 2023 Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich® Tires opening round at Daytona have all been updated with new Brembo front calipers and discs. The MX-5 Cup calipers are designed and engineered for consistent braking and pedal feel providing maximum driver feedback lending to the athletic performance of the convertible MX-5 Cup cars. The 4-piston, forged aluminum caliper was designed with Brembo’s load optimization software for increased stiffness delivering the ultimate in stopping power and driver feedback.

The Brembo MX-5 Cup brake package comes with calipers and discs developed specifically as a competition upgrade for the convertible cars. The discs measure 310 x 28 mm. The Brembo package is the only homologated (approved) system for use in the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BF Goodrich® Tires Championship.

Brembo MX-5 Cup Brake Package:

– Front forged aluminum 4-piston calipers with stiffer design, racing pistons, and racing “high roll back” seals for on-track competition.

– Front 2-piece, full floating brake discs. Aluminum bell with a cast iron ring, measures 310 x 28 mm.  Curved, directional vane configuration for maximum airflow efficiency.

The Brembo MX-5 Cup upgrade brake package is compatible with the street version of the MX-5, wheel size dependent, will be available this spring through the parts department of any Mazda dealer in the U.S. and through the MAZDASPEED parts catalog. Whether four-wheel or two, open-wheel or prototype, on-track, street, or off-road, Brembo high-performance braking systems have won more world championships at more great venues than any other competitor since it first began racing with Ferrari in 1975.

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