Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — TMD Friction and its renowned braking brand Mintex provided the stopping power to the latest round of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR), the largest historic rally championship in the U.K.

Richard Barton, category manager for Mintex Racing and Classic at TMD Friction, said: “Mintex has a strong, shared heritage in motorsport with the HRCR being one of many series highlighting our depth of product range and compounds available. It’s great that the competitors use high-quality stopping power on board their rally cars.

“Mintex features across so many varied championships across all different kinds of motorsport in the UK, whether it’s on the rally stages or on the circuits.”

Mintex brake pads and discs are engineered to provide friction stability, comfort and consistently high performance over a wide temperature range and stopping distances.

Formed in 1984, HRCR has been the epicenter of historic rallying across the U.K. and Europe. The latest round of the HRCR Rally Masters championship took place at the Woodpecker Rally this past weekend (Sept. 3rd), based around the Mortimer and New Radnor forest complexes near Ludlow, Shropshire.

The Woodpecker Rally saw a strong historic car field with 35 crews starting – with seven crews contesting the event in the HRCR class, all using Mintex brake pads on their rally cars. Jonathan Brace and Paul Spooner led the way in their Ford Escort Mk I, heading home James Lepley and Simon Jones by 30 seconds at the finish of the event.

Martin Leonard, assistant championship coordinator at HRCR, said: “All our competitors need good quality braking products and Mintex has a proud history and strong reputation for supplying high-quality material. They know what they’re doing with competition lining so they’re the best you can get.

“There’s a great variety in the HRCR championship. We have all sorts of different cars, from Volvos to Porsches to Escort Mk I and IIs. We’re a clubman championship but offer varied events – so crews can pick and choose whether they do forest events like the Woodpecker Rally, or head to the Isle of Man or Belgium for tarmac-based rallies. We’re a small, but perfectly formed category.”