HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup and EnduroKA motorsport championships into 2023.
Mintex will be the sole braking supplier to the popular championships, which provide drivers with a level playing field and an affordable entrance into high-octane, closely fought national motor racing championships.
Mintex Racing’s involvement in the Focus Cup continues with a full Mintex-liveried Ford Focus lining up on the grid for a full program driven by Middlesbrough-based Sarah Hall.
“I’m beyond excited for my first full season in the Focus Cup after driving two rounds in 2022. The Focus is a great car for learning your race craft in. As a novice, it’s good to have a well set-up car beneath you and a good championship to welcome you into racing.
“Each car has Mintex Racing braking equipment on board that gives all drivers full confidence in the stopping power, and I can go into races knowing the only limitation is myself,” Hall said.
The single-make series features a field of 18, Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi mapped to 175 horsepower, with all running Mintex Racing brake discs and pads on the front axle, and Mintex Racing pads on the rear.
The Focus Cup season starts on April 1st at Donington Park, followed by Brands Hatch on April 29th. Round three and four take place at Snetterton on June 3rd and 4th respectively, with round five at Oulton Park on July 1st. Brands Hatch Indy circuit hosts the end-of-season double header with rounds six and seven on September 16th and 17th.
Mintex will also continue to provide brake pads to the popular MotorSport Vision Racing EnduroKA series, an endurance racing championship with a field of Ford KA Mk1 1300cc (2002-2008). The series exhibits driving skill and car control and is competed in by teams
EnduroKA gets underway with its first round taking place at Silverstone National from April 15th-16th, before trips to Cadwell Park on June 24th, Donington Park on July 15th-16th, Snetterton on August 5th-6th, Oulton Park on September 30th and Brands Hatch on 28th-29th October.
TMD Friction has a strong heritage in motorsport through its Mintex brand and 2023 is set to be no different with a diverse set of UK championships benefitting from the company’s renowned high-end braking performance.
Richard Barton, category manager for Mintex Racing and Classic at TMD Friction UK, said: “Mintex is the stopping power of so many national championships and it’s great to provide friction products to more affordable series, where cost needn’t be such a barrier to competing. With such a diverse range of disciplines we’re really looking forward to competing across various disciplines of UK motorsport again in 2023.”
Mintex brake pads and discs are engineered to provide friction stability, comfort and consistently high performance over a wide temperature range and stopping distances.
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