CURNO, Italy — The following is excerpted from a post on Brembo’s website about the safety cars being used in the Superbike series to ensure track conditions are correct. These four Hyundai i30 Fastback Ns will be equipped with the company’s Brembo GT kit featuring slotted rotors and six-piston calipers.
Brembo brakes have played a starring role in the Superbike World Championship from the very first races, in 1988. At the time, they equipped the Ducati 851, Bimota YB4 and Yamaha FZR750 as well as the RCM team’s Honda RC30 that Fred Merkel rode to victory as world champion in the category. . . .
New this year is the use of the Brembo GT kit on the four Hyundai i30 Fastback Ns set to take turns as safety car on the track. It’s nearly a given, since 17 of the riders competing employ Brembo brake components.
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Many of these bikes already feature Brembo brakes as standard, like the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR, Ducati Panigale V4 R and Honda CBR 1000 RR-R. But for the Superbike World Championship they’re equipped with the new finned caliper and innovative steel ventilated disc, both from Brembo and just what you want for perfect ventilation.
In the case of the Hyundai i30 Fastback N, on the other hand, the Brembo GT kit guarantees more braking torque and greater thermal capacity with its brake caliper featuring six opposed aluminum pistons and oversized disc with aluminum housing characterized by TY3 slotting, as on the new Sport TY3 that has attracted so much attention in recent months.
The Brembo Sport model differs from the previous disc through the use of Type3 slotting and the highly visible Brembo logo on the braking band, which has slots with a design identical to the one adopted in the World Touring Car Cup.
It’s a solution that enhances friction in all weather and asphalt conditions, which also means driving rain, dispersing more water on the surface compared to a disc with no slotting. In the same way, the gas that forms between pad and disc is also eliminated more effectively.
Type3 slotting means greater mechanical strength than drilled discs, which means greater resistance to cracking. What’s more, performance is constant over the whole service life, at both high and low temperatures. All this comes without having to sacrifice pedal modularity.
They may not offer the same spectacle as Superbike brakes, which we have to thank for some incredible stoppies in recent years, but the Brembo brakes on the safety car are no less crucial to keeping all the wheels turning, so to speak. Performance and safety, like every self-respecting Brembo component.
The entire post can be viewed by clicking HERE.