Jan 172018
 

We are delighted to announce that, as of January 5, 2018, Mary Ann Burgoon has assumed the role of President of Performance Friction Corporation. In addition, Mary Ann will continue as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

In her expanded role Mary Ann will focus on production, quality, continuous improvement, and fulfilment. The synergies that the organisation will gain in these areas will allow PFC to continue to provide value to our customers and meet the demands of an ever-changing market. In addition, as CEO Mary Ann will continue to set the strategic direction for the organisation.

PFC Brakes has been, and will continue to be, committed to excellence in every area and aspect of business.

Nov 202017
 
Round Race Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Albert Park March 23-25
2 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain International Circuit April 6-8
3 Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai International Circuit April 13-15
4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Baku City Circuit April 27-29
5 Spanish Grand Prix Circuit de Catalunya May 11-13
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 24-27
7 Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Gilles Villeneuve June 8-10
8 French Grand Prix Paul Ricard June 22-24
9 Austrian Grand Prix Red Bull Ring June 29-July 1
10 British Grand Prix Silverstone July 6-8
11 German Grand Prix Hockenheimring July 20-22
12 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungaroring July 27-29
13 Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps August 24-26
14 Italian Grand Prix Monza August 31-September 2
15 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore September 14-16
16 Russian Grand Prix Sochi Autodrom September 28-30
17 Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka October 5-7
18 United States Grand Prix Circuit of the Americas October 19-21
19 Mexican Grand Prix Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez October 26-28
20 Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos November 9-11
21 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Yas Marina November 23-25

E+OE F1

Nov 202017
 

31 March – Oulton Park (TBC)

12 May – Snetterton 300

23 June – Silverstone National

21 July – Cadwell Park

8 September – Donington Park

10 November – Brands Hatch Indy

E+OE

Nov 202017
 

21-22 April – Donington Park

19-20 May – Brands Hatch GP

8-10 June – Spa-Francorchamps (features Masters Invitational Class – Non points-scoring)

30 June – Oulton Park

11-12 August – Snetterton 300

29-30 September – Rockingham

13-14 October – Silverstone GP (TBC)

E+OE

Nov 202017
 

13-15 April – Estoril

4-6 May – Paul Ricard

8-10 June – Spa-Francorchamps (features Masters Invitational Class – Non points-scoring)

6-8 July – Hungaroring

31 Aug-2 September – Silverstone

21-23 September – Monza

E+OE

Aug 032017
 

Ford Mustang Roush roadDeveloped for the Roush P-51 Mustang:
PFC Brakes has had a long standing relationship with Ford and the Roush brand for nearly two decades. PFC has developed OEM friction for some of Ford’s heaviest braking vehicles such as the Boss 302 to the Ford Taurus & Explorer Interceptor police cars of late. PFC & Ford have been synonymous with one another in the racing community who utilize our full range of braking components in every series ranging from NASCAR to IMSA, Continental Tire Series, Pirelli World Challenge, SCCA and grassroots club series around the world.

PFC Brakes was thrilled to be a part of the all new Roush P-51 project which has been crowned the most powerful muscle car on the planet! While the OEM components are highly respectable for their thermal capacity and performance, this build was going to require a few tweaks to ensure optimum performance.

We started with development of a new cutting edge CarbonMetallic® brake pad formulation to give the absolute best performance under repeated heavy braking while maintaining low dust and noise characteristics to help keep the P-51’s beautiful forged Weld Wheels clean.

In an effort to lower weight and increase effective performance we also outfitted the P-51 with 378mm front & 330mm rear patented V3 ZeroFailures™ rotors. Considered one of the most revolutionary rotor designs in recent history, these discs provide significantly lower rotating weight with increased thermal efficiency allowing the ability to dominate the street, track or strip!

Stopping power for any speed ….. click here to learn more!

Jul 282017
 

Congratulations to Prodrive on taking the Nürburgring four door saloon record with their Subaru Impreza WRX STI, equipped with one of PFC’s newest Carbon Metallic compound brake pads.

The new record by Prodrive with driver Richie Stanaway was set on July 21, in a time of 6 minutes 57.5 seconds!

May 222017
 

Burgoon, Borner, Cate, Rankin, and Wagner win 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award

• Award recognizes engineering excellence in Indianapolis 500 racing technology
• Innovative PFC carbon disc brake system reduces vibration and tyre wear
• Named for founder of early BorgWarner business and sponsored by BorgWarner
 
May 22, 2017 – The 51st annual Louis Schwitzer Award has been presented to engineers Don Burgoon, James Borner, Darin Cate, Paul Rankin and Mark Wagner from PFC Brakes for the PFC carbon disc brake system. Featuring a patented mounting mechanism, the carbon disc and pad assembly provide a uniform matrix which reduces vibration and tyre wear. Considered the founder and visionary for PFC brakes, Don Burgoon (1955 – 2015) received the award posthumously along with the rest of the team during a ceremony at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
 
“The spirit of innovation drives progress. If you glance in the rear-view mirror, you’ll see that past award winners have improved performance, efficiency and safety for generations of racecar drivers. The engineers we acknowledge today will take their place in history, inspiring new innovations in the future,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. “We are proud to sponsor the Louis Schwitzer Award and congratulate the engineers who worked tirelessly to bring this technology to the racetrack.
 
The PFC carbon disc brake system consists of a carbon disc and pad assembly made from single continuously wound strands along with a patented mounting mechanism. The material and manufacturing process of the disc and pads provide a uniform matrix which reduces unwanted vibration and tire wear by improving the overall balance of the assembly. The disc is mounted to the hat with a novel, yet simple, retaining mechanism consisting of a double rolled ring and locating bobbins. The patented hat assembly greatly reduces stress, bending moments and distortion while the friction behaviour exhibits excellent modulation, cold bite and uniform heat distribution.
 
Presented by engineers to engineers, the Louis Schwitzer Award recognizes individuals for innovation and engineering excellence in racing technology associated with the annual Indianapolis 500. The award memorializes Louis Schwitzer, who won the first auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) in 1909 and designed the “Marmon Yellow Jacket” engine that powered the Marmon Wasp to victory at the first Indianapolis 500 in 1911. After working in the automotive industry for many years, Louis founded Schwitzer Corporation, which produced innovative cooling fans, water pumps and turbochargers. Schwitzer Corporation joined BorgWarner in 1999. Throughout his career, Louis achieved numerous technological accomplishments, supported higher education, led the IMS technical committee and maintained a strong association with SAE.
 
BorgWarner continues Louis Schwitzer’s legacy of technology leadership as the official turbocharger supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The engine of every car in the Indianapolis 500 will be boosted by BorgWarner’s line of EFR™ (Engineered For Racing) turbochargers. Built for reliable and powerful performance, EFR turbochargers feature Gamma-Ti (titanium aluminide) turbine wheels, ceramic ball bearings and stainless steel turbine housings.
 
A $10,000 award is sponsored by BorgWarner and presented to the winning engineers by the Indiana Section of SAE International.
Mar 242017
 
April 21 – 23
May 12 – 14
May 19 – 21
May 26 – 28
June 30 – July 2
July 14 – 16
July 21 – 23
August 25 – 27
September 22 – 24
October 27 – 29
Monza
Silverstone
Pau
Monaco
Hungaroring
Nürburgring
Red Bull Ring
Le Castellet
Spa
Barcelona

E+OE

 

Mar 052017
 
Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1 Australian Grand Prix Australia Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 26 March 2017
2 Chinese Grand Prix China Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 09 April 2017
3 Bahrain Grand Prix Bahrain Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 16 April 2017
4 Russian Grand Prix Russia Sochi Autodrom, Sochi 30 April 2017
5 Spanish Grand Prix Spain Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Barcelona 14 May 2017
6 Monaco Grand Prix Monaco  Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 28 May 2017
7 Canadian Grand Prix Canada Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal 11 June 2017
8 Azerbaijan Grand Prix Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit, Baku 25 June 2017
9 Austrian Grand Prix Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 09 July 2017
10 British Grand Prix United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 16 July 2017
11 Hungarian Grand Prix Hungary Hungaroring, Budapest 30 July 2017
12 Belgian Grand Prix Belgium Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 27 August 2017
13 Italian Grand Prix Italy Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza 03 September 2017
14 Singapore Grand Prix Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore 17 September 2017
15 Malaysian Grand Prix Malaysia Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur 01 October 2017
16 Japanese Grand Prix Japan Suzuka International Racing Course, Suzuka 08 October 2017
17 United States Grand Prix United States Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas 22 October 2017
18 Mexican Grand Prix Mexico Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City 29 October 2017
19 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazil Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo 12 November 2017
20 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi 26 November 2017

E+OE

Feb 162017
 
PFC brakes are delighted to announce their continued support of Gearlink Kawasaki for 2017.
 
Gearlink Kawasaki will be running Andrew Irwin and Ben Currie in the British Supersport championship and James Westmoreland in the British Superbike championship. 
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Photo credit – Burnout Media UK
Oct 052016
 

Ant Whorton-Eales ClioAnt Whorton-Eales has been crowned the 2016 Renault Clio Cup champion.

All cars in this series are equipped with PFC brake systems, comprising calipers, disc assemblies and pads.

Click here for full details of Ant’s win (on the Renault Sport website).

Clio Cup

Sep 262016
 

Charlie NesbittCongratulations to Charlie Nesbitt, who has been crowned the youngest ever Moto3 British Champion.

Charlie and the e3 Motorsport / Redline KTM team use PFC 05 race brake pads.

Click here for the full story of his amazing season.

Photograph by Bonnie Lane.

Sep 022016
 

INDYCAR announced today a partnership agreement with Performance Friction Corporation that will make the company the official brake supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The multiyear agreement makes PFC the exclusive supplier of brake system components to each entry competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series beginning in 2017.

IndyCar PFC“Earlier this season the majority of our teams tested the PFC brake package and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive. PFC has a long history of building outstanding performance products that we expect to be a great benefit to the competition in the Verizon IndyCar Series,” said Jay Frye, INDYCAR president of competition and operations. “We’re excited to kick off this partnership with PFC and appreciate all their efforts and commitment to INDYCAR.”

INDYCAR began using lightweight carbon brakes at all tracks in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012, in conjunction with introduction of the Dallara IR-12 chassis that is still in use today.

“Don Burgoon, PFC Brakes founder and visionary, truly understood the advantages and benefits of PFC’s continuous wound carbon over the competition,” said Darrick Dong, PFC’s Director of Motorsports. “Open-wheel racing is in PFC’s DNA. It is with a great deal of pride and optimism that PFC is awarded official brake supplier for the Verizon IndyCar Series for many years to come.”

“INDYCAR has always been close to our hearts at PFC,” said Nina Burgoon, President of PFC. “We are excited and honoured that this long-awaited partnership is now a reality. PFC is committed to providing the best-performing package for the car and is thankful for the opportunity INDYCAR has given us to exceed their expectations.”

PFC has a successful motorsports heritage and has been a long-time brake supplier in stock car and sports car competition. Previously, the company was an Indy car supplier in the Champ Car World Series and currently is the brake supplier to all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy development series sanctioned by INDYCAR.

Please click here for information on the Verizon IndyCar Series and its 16-race 2017 schedule.

Aug 312016
 

We now have in stock fast road / trackday pads in the very popular 7856 and 7871 profiles.

7856.10 – Audi RS4/5/6, R8 and various Lamborghini models.

7871.10 – Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Renault & Vauxhall

Please contact us to confirm your order!78717856

Aug 112016
 

RH605 Brake Fluid BottleWe are pleased to announce the arrival of
RH605 High Performance DOT 4 Brake Fluid

RH605 DOT 4 high performance brake fluid has been specifically formulated to provide optimum performance for car & motorcycle brake systems. Suitable for the road and trackdays, this new brake fluid complements our RH665 racing brake fluid, which can tolerate even higher temperatures.

With excellent high temperature performance to resist brake fade due to vapour lock. Outstanding corrosion resistance and class-leading lubricity to prolong system life and enhance ABS operation.

Typical Dry Boiling Point: 300°C (572°F).
Minimum Dry Boiling Point: 290°C (554°F).

RH605 brake fluid conforms to and exceeds the current specification U.S. FMVSS no. 116 DOT 4, and is completely street legal.

Part numbers:
025.0169 –  RH605 500ml bottle (290°C)
025.0037 –  RH665 500ml bottle (325°C)
025.0170 –  box of 12 x RH605 500ml bottles (290°C)
025.0038 –  box of 12 x RH665 500ml bottles (325°C)

Mar 292016
 
April 23-24 Barcelona
May 21-22 Nogaro
July 2-3 Castellet
September 10-11 Val de Vienne
October 8-9 Jarama
October 28-29 Dijon
November 26-27 Magny Cours

E+OE Calendrier Saison 2016

Feb 112016
 
March 20 Australia – Melbourne
April 3 Bahrain
April 17 China
May 1 Russia – Sochi
May 15 Spain – Barcelona
May 29 Monaco
June 12 Canada – Montreal
June 19 European GP – Baku
July 3 Austria – Spielberg
July 10 Great Britain – Silverstone
July 24 Hungary – Budapest
July 31 Germany – Hockenheim
August 28 Belgium – Spa
September 4 Italy – Monza
September 18 Singapore
October 2 Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur
October 9 Japan – Suzuka
October 23 USA – Austin
October 30 Mexico
November 13 Brazil – Sao Paolo
November 27 Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina

E+OE F1

Feb 102016
 
30th April Brands Hatch Indy circuit, Kent
5th June Silverstone Arena GP circuit, Northants.
18th / 19th June Donington Park, Leicestershire
23rd July Brands Hatch GP Circuit, Kent
13th Aug. Donington Park GP Circuit, Leicestershire
27th Aug Croft, North Yorks
3rd Sept. Oulton Park, Cheshire

E+OE

Feb 102016
 
Round Date Grand Prix Venue
1 20/03 Qatar (Evening race) Losail International Circuit
2 03/04 Argentina Termas de Río Hondo
3 10/04 Americas Circuit Of The Americas
4 24/04 Spain Circuito de Jerez
5 08/05 France Le Mans
6 22/05 Italy Autodromo del Mugello
7 05/06 Catalunya Barcelona-Catalunya
8 26/06 Netherlands TT Circuit Assen
9 17/07 Germany Sachsenring
10 14/08 Austria Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
11 21/08 Czech Republic Automotodrom Brno
12 04/09 Great Britain Silverstone Circuit
13 11/09 San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
14 25/09 Aragon MotorLand Aragon
15 16/10 Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 23/10 Australia Phillip Island
17 30/10 Malaysia Sepang International Circuit
18 13/11 Valencia Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo

E+OE

Jan 292016
 
02 April ADAC-Westfalen e.V.
30 April Renngemeinschaft Düren e.V. DMV
14 May AC Altkreis Schwelm e.V. im ADAC
25 June MSC Adenau e.V. im ADAC
16 July Dortmunder MC e.V. im ADAC
20 August Rheydter Club für Motorsport e.V. DMV
03 September MSC Ruhr-Blitz Bochum e.V. im ADAC
24 September MSC Sinzig e.V. im ADAC
08 October AC Monheim e.V. DMV
22 October MSC Münster e.V. DMV

E+OE

Jan 082016
 
Date Track Event
March 5-6 Pembrey ACU Training, Assessments & General Testing
March 19-20 Brands Hatch Indy NG Championship Road Races Rounds 1 & 2
April 16-17 Cadwell Park NG Championship Road Races Rounds 3 & 4
May 7-8 Donington Park NG Championship Road Races Rounds 5 & 6
June 11 Oulton Park NG Championship Road Races Round 7
July 2-3 Castle Combe NG Championship Road Races Rounds 8 & 9
August 13-14 Anglesey NG Championship Road Races Rounds 10 & 11
September 17-18 Pembrey NG Championship Road Races Rounds 12 & 13
October 8 Thruxton NG Championship Road Races Round 14

E+OE

Jan 082016
 
Date Circuit Endurance length
March 25-26 Oulton Park 3 hours
April 16-17 Snetterton 300 3 hours
May 14-15 Donington Park GP 6 hours
June 11-12 Anglesey coastal 5 hours
July 2-3 Snetterton 300 8 hours
July 16-17 Silverstone International 3 hours
August 13-14 Cadwell Park 3 hours
September 24-25 Brands Hatch Indy 3 hours
October 8-9 Donington Park GP 3 hours

E+OE

Jan 072016
 
March 5-6 Brands Hatch (Indy) – Invicta Challenge
March 27-28 Donington Park National – Including Robert Fearnall Trophy
May 1-2 Snetterton 200 – Ace of Clubs
May 29-30 Cadwell Park – King of the Mountain
June 11-12 SPECIAL EVENT – TBC **
July 2 Oulton Park – Including Adam Boyle Trophy
July 16-17 SPECIAL EVENT – TBC **
July 30-31 Rockingham International – Thunder at the Rock
August 28-29 Anglesey Trac Mon – Moto Super-Prix of Wales
September 24-25 Donington Park GP (Duke of Donington)
October 15-16 Cadwell Park – Championship Finals

E+OE

Nov 142015
 

PFC Brakes Europe at PMW Show, Cologne

PMW Show PFC 2015Thank you to all of our customers and friends who visited us at the PMW Show.

Please contact us to discuss your 2016 braking requirements in more detail.

Nov 112015
 
April 8/9/10 Silverstone GP
April 30/May 1/2 Oulton Park
May 20/21/22 Brands Hatch Indy
June 24/25/26 Knockhill
July 8/9/10 Snetterton 300
July 22/23/24 Thruxton
August 5/6/7 Brands Hatch GP
August 27/28/29 Cadwell Park
September 9/10/11 Oulton Park (triple-header)
September 16/17/18 Donington Park GP
September 30/October 1/2 Assen
October 14/15/16 Brands Hatch GP (triple-header)

E+OE

Nov 042015
 
April 16-17 Motorland
May 28-29 Monaco
July 2-3 Monza
July 16-17 Red Bull Ring
August 27-28 Paul Ricard
September 24-25 Spa
October 22-23 Estoril

E+OE

Nov 042015
 
April 16-17 Motorland
May 14-15 Imola
July 16-17 Red Bull Ring
August 27-28 Paul Ricard
September 24-25 Spa
October 22-23 Estoril

E+OE

Oct 062015
 

RedlineRiding the Redline KTM Scott Deroue wrapped up the Motostar 2015 championship at the penultimate round at Silverstone.  His two wins mean that, with just two races remaining, he has an unassailable 69 point lead over second placed Taz Taylor.

Scott uses PFC 05 compound brake pads and we at Performance Friction would like to congratulate Scott and the team on taking the 2015 championship. It has been our great pleasure to work with Scott and the team at Redline KTM.

Redline KTM now moves onto Brands Hatch for the final round of the 2015 championship as the Champions!

Photo credit – Bonnie Lane Photography

Jun 042015
 
2nd May Brands Hatch Indy circuit, Kent
20th June Silverstone Arena GP circuit, Northants.
11th July Donington Park, Leicestershire
1st August Brands Hatch GP circuit, Kent
22/23rd August Snetterton 300, Norfolk
12th September Oulton Park International, Cheshire
26th September Croft, North Yorkshire

Porsche Club Motorsport website  E+OE Porsche Club calendar

Mar 242015
 

PFC glovesBrake bleederPFC brake fluidWith the new season fast approaching you will, no doubt, be installing new PFC brake pads, discs and calipers to your pride and joy.

Don’t forget that we can also supply racing brake fluid, mechanics’ gloves and temperature paint.

Please click here to see all of the accessories that we offer to help make fitting and using PFC Brakes even easier!

Feb 102015
 

PFC Brakes can now offer the 7534 and 7614 brake pads in our 13 compound.

7614 revThe 7614 is a pinless brake pad compatible with the Brembo XA3.J7.F0/F1 caliper. The 7614 is suitable for Moto 2, World and British Superbikes, where this caliper is commonly used.

7534 is a four pad system suitable for Moto 3. The 7534 can used with both Moto 3 Brembo caliper options.

7534 rev13 compound is the choice for riders who desire maximum braking performance and torque. The 13 compound has the highest initial bite of all PFC bike compounds combined with a progressive torque rise with temperature. Initial bite is managed along with feel and control, so that the suspension is not upset. This allows a smoother transition between the brake and throttle.

Feb 072015
 
28 March ADAC Westfalenfahrt
25 April DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen
20 June ADAC ACAS H&R Cup
04 July Adenauer ADAC World Peace Trophy
01 August ADAC Barbarossapreis
22 August RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
05 September 6h ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
03 October ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen
17 October ROWE DMV 250-Meilen-Rennen
31 October DMV Münsterlandpokal

E+OE

Feb 052015
 

RR-NIPFC Brakes Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of R&R Logistics of Carryduff, Northern Ireland, as a distributor of PFC car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle products.

Founded by the highly respected Raymond Moore, R&R will carry inventory of PFC products, and will offer sales & technical support throughout the Irish market.

This is a particularly important and welcome addition to the PFC dealer network given the increasing number of customers who are now choosing PFC products ahead of their competitors.

Nov 232014
 
Rnd. Rally name Rally headquarters Surface
1 22-25 January 83ème Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo2 Gap, Hautes-Alpes Mixed
2 12-15 February 63rd Rally Sweden Hagfors, Värmland Snow
3 05-08 March 29º Rally México León, Guanajuato Gravel
4 23-26 April 35º Rally Argentina Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba Gravel
5 21-24 May 49º Rally de Portugal Gravel
6 11-14 June 12º Rally d’Italia Sardegna Alghero, Sardinia Gravel
7 02-05 July 72nd Rally Poland Mikolajki, Warmia-Masuria Gravel
8 30 Jul – 02 Aug 65th Rally Finland Jyväskylä, Keski-Suomi Gravel
9 20-23 August 33. Rallye Deutschland 2 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate Tarmac
10 10-13 September 24th Rally Australia Coffs Harbour, New South Wales Gravel
11 01-04 October Rallye de France – Alsace 20152 Strasbourg, Alsace Tarmac
12 22-25 October 51º Rally Catalunya – Costa Daurada Salou, Tarragona Mixed
13 12-15 November 71st Wales Rally GB Deeside, Flintshire Gravel

E+OE WRC

Nov 182014
 
February 22 Philip Island Circuit, Australia
March 22 Chang International Circuit, Thailand
April 12 Motorland Aragon, Spain
April 19 TT Circuit Assen, Netherlands
May 10 Imola, Italy
May 24 Donington Park, UK
June 07 Algarve, Portugal
June 21 Misano, Italy
July 05 Moscow, Russia
July 19 Laguna Seca, USA
August 02 Sepang, Malaysia
September 20 Jerez, Spain
October 04 Magny Cours, France
October 18 Losail, Qatar

E+OE

Oct 222014
 
25-26 April Motorland, Spain
24-May Monaco
30-31 May Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
13-14 June Hungaroring, Hungary
TBA Red Bull Ring, Austria
29-30 August Silverstone, UK
12-13 September Nürburgring, Germany
26-27 September Le Mans, France
17-18 October Jerez, Spain

World Series by Renault          E+OE

Oct 222014
 

2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship calendar

Rounds 1,2,3 Sat 4 / Sun 5 April Brands Hatch (Indy), Kent
Rounds 4,5,6 Sat 18 / Sun 19 April Donington Park, Leicestershire
Rounds 7,8,9 Sat 9 / Sun 10 May Thruxton, Hampshire
Rounds 10,11,12 Sat 6 / Sun 7 June Oulton Park (Island), Cheshire
Rounds 13,14,15 Sat 27 / Sun 28 June Croft, North Yorkshire
Rounds 16,17,18 Sat 8 / Sun 9 August Snetterton, Norfolk
Rounds 19,20,21 Sat 22 / Sun 23 August Knockhill, Fife
Rounds 22,23,24 Sat 5 / Sun 6 September Rockingham, Northamptonshire
Rounds 25,26,27 Sat 26 / Sun 27 September Silverstone, Northamptonshire
Rounds 28,29,30 Sat 10 / Sun 11 October Brands Hatch (Grand Prix), Kent

E+OE

Oct 032014
 

7637There’s a new pad in town!! The 7637 profile suits several bikes, including models from Aprilia, BMW, MV Agusta, and Ducati, including the 899 Panigale and new Scrambler.

Please click here for full application details. This pad is in stock in the UK – contact PFC Sales for more information, and to order!

7637 is available in 95 and 13 compounds.

Sep 262014
 
4/5/6 April Donington Park GP * Leicestershire
17/18/19 April Brands Hatch Indy Kent
2/3/4 May Oulton Park International* Cheshire
19/20/21 June Snetterton 300 Norfolk
3/4/5 July Knockhill Fife
17/18/19 July Brands Hatch GP Kent
31 July – 1/2 August Thruxton Hampshire
21/22/23 August Cadwell Park Lincolnshire
4/5/6 September Oulton Park International (triple header) Cheshire
18/19/20 September TT Circuit Assen The Netherlands
2/3/4 October Silverstone GP Northampton
16/17/18 October Brands Hatch GP (triple header) Kent
* Bank Holiday weekend

E+OE

Sep 232014
 

We now have in stock front and rear brake pads to suit BMW 135i (2008-13)

These are available in PFC 08 compound, suitable for use at trackdays with high performance tyres.

08 compound

 

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Sep 232014
 
Australia 15 March 2015
Malaysia 29 March 2015
China 12 April 2015
Bahrain 19 April 2015
Spain 10 May 2015
Monaco 24 May 2015
Canada 07 June 2015
Austria 21 June 2015
Britain 05 July 2015
Germany Cancelled
Hungary 26 July 2015
Belgium 23 August 2015
Italy 06 September 2015
Singapore 20 September 2015
Japan 27 September 2015
Russia 11 October 2015
USA 25 October 2015
Mexico 01 November 2015
Brazil 15 November 2015
Abu Dhabi 29 November 2015

E+OE F1

Sep 092014
 

Renault RS01 with PFC carbon-carbon brakesNew Renault Sport R.S. 01 fitted with PFC carbon-carbon brakes

The sensational 500+ BHP R.S. 01 sports GT racer features front and rear 380mm carbon-carbon PFC Brakes with ZR53 6-piston calipers.

Please click here for Renault Sport’s announcement, and here to see Alain Prost driving this totally awesome car at Jerez.

Aug 202014
 
29 March 2014 ADAC Westfalenfahrt
12 April 2014 DMV 4-Stunden-Rennen
26 April 2014 ADAC ACAS H&R Cup
17 May 2014 Adenauer ADAC Simfy Trophy
05 July 2014 ADAC Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen
02 August 2014 RCM DMV Grenzlandrennen
23 August 2014 6 hour ADAC Ruhr-Pokal-Rennen
13 September 2014 ADAC Barbarossapreis
11 October 2014 ROWE 250-Meilen-Rennen
25 October 2014 DMV Münsterlandpokal
Aug 202014
 

GT86 CupPFC Brakes are suppliers to the GT86 Cup run by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.

Click here for details about brake pads for your Toyota GT86. 2016 GT86 calendar

Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) has selected leading manufacturer PFC Brakes to supply brake pads to its successful GT86 race car. The 200 bhp rear wheel drive car offers drivers a competitive and cost-controlled entry for the VLN Endurance Series and Nürburgring 24 Hour race that are held on the Nordschleife, where PFC Brakes already equips close to 40 percent of the 180+ car entries.

All GT86 CS-V3 race cars will run PFC Brakes’ legendary Carbon Metallic matrix material pads in the VLN and N24 events. Thanks to its unique six layer structure, PFC Brakes’ pads deliver better thermal stability and a firmer pedal with bite from cold. Equally crucial for the longer races that make up the VLN Series, PFC Brakes’ pads offered better durability and performance over a wide temperature range, providing drivers with confidence to lean hard on the brakes throughout the race distance.

GT86 Cup“The TMG GT86 race car is an entry level race car and as such, it requires a brake system that will inspire confidence in drivers of all abilities,” says PFC Brakes Europe’s managing director Peter Babbage. “The Carbon Metallic friction material, already a proven winner at the Nürburgring, has a wide operating temperature range, making it ideally suited to the variable weather and temperatures experienced on the Nordschleife. The higher thermal threshold of our Carbon Metallic pads ensures lower wear rates too, making them ideal for VLN and other endurance championships. It’s why we supply around 40 percent of the VLN entrants; from the pure race GT3 cars through to the production-based sports cars that make up so much of the field.”

TMG is the latest in a growing list of vehicle manufacturers, including Porsche and Renault to realise the benefits of PFC Brakes’ technology for their one make race and rally cars. As well as comprehensive technical support in Europe and excellent local stock levels, all PFC Brakes pads are free from copper, asbestos, lead and chromium.

 

Jun 012014
 

PFC Brakes have revised the very successful Dallara F312 Formula 3 braking system to use the latest V3 disc and hat assembly. The Direct Drive V3 mounting system uses a spiral locking ring that connects the disc to the hat. This allows much faster fitting without the need for tools or fixings, and weighs even less overall.

• Improved performance • Better control • Quicker release • Lightweight, low inertia • Choice of compounds • Choice of champions!

Front V3 hat & snap ring 176.540.088.15
Rear V3 hat & snap ring 163.550.025.15
Front V2 / V3 discs (L/R) 274.19.0033.45/46
Rear V2 / V3 discs (L/R) 262.18.0034.45/46
Brake pad profile (Non-retraction) 7835
Brake pad profile (For retraction system) 7943
Front ZR43 calipers (L/R) 43.284.255.290.11/12
Rear ZR43 calipers (L/R) 43.284.255.290.03/04

Click here for PFC Formula 3 application sheets, and here for the current F308 brake system.

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May 272014
 

IndyLightsPFC Brakes is proud to be the official brake supplier for the 2015 Indy Lights Series and will be featured on the Dallara IL-15 car. The new PFC full brake package utilises purpose built, shape-optimised 6-pot monobloc calipers, PFC discs with patented slot pattern, and PFC race pads.

The new Indy Lights full PFC brake package will feature the all new PFC ZR81 6-piston monobloc calipers, PFC ZERO FAILURES™ discs and PFC pads on the front and rear. The PFC monobloc calipers (specifically designed for the Dallara uprights) are 30% stiffer than the current calipers. The new disc assemblies feature PFC’s new patented V3 technology to eliminate hardware, reduce weight, and allow for quick changes. The new PFC package is designed for longer life and added capacity. Despite the added capacity, the new PFC brake package is Lighter, Stiffer, Cooler, and Quicker.

IndyLights PFCTesting of PFC pad compounds to complement the Cooper tyres has been ongoing to suit roads and race applications.

The origin of the Indy Lights Series began in 1986, and has been a developmental race series sanctioned by IndyCar, founded in 2002 as the Infinit Pro Series. The series has produced some of the most famous race car driver names including Marco Andretti, Scott Dixon, and Tony Kanaan. Many of the drivers continue into the official IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500.

PFC is proud to be on all 3 “Road to Indy” ladders as open wheel racing is part of PFC’s DNA. The new Indy Lights Dallara IL-15 car is the next exciting step to get to the Indy 500. It should be noted for the 2014 Indy 500, every row has a race driver who has competed in Indy Lights and is a testament to the vision set forth by the IndyCar series with Dan Andersen, his staff and technical partners.

Mar 172014
 

Ganassi WINS 12 Hours of Sebring with full PFC carbon brake package.

Ganassi PFC brake packageThe No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team and PFC Brakes made sportscar history this past weekend with a WIN at the 62nd 12 Hours of Sebring, the oldest sportscar race in the United States. Ganassi’s Ford EcoBoost-Riley Daytona Prototype was equipped with PFC’s monobloc calipers and PFC’s continuous wound carbon brake discs and pads, 100% PFC designed and manufactured, incorporating new technologies unique to the 64 year history of this icon of endurance races.

The Ganassi team is the only team in racing to have won the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and now the 12 Hours of Sebring. The team also switched to the Ford EcoBoost DP motor during the offseason, giving Ford their first overall Sebring win in 45 years. The DP was driven by Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, and Marino Franchitti who took the checkered flag after 12 hours of racing.

PFC carbon-carbon brakesPFC Brakes patented continuous fibre Carbon-Carbon disc and pads along with ZERODRAG™ calipers gave the Ganassi team the braking advantage with the best possible package on the track. The technology behind the Carbon-Carbon design is world-class, made from a continuous three-dimensionally wound high-density super modulus carbon fibre. The disc provides better higher burst strength, better thermal conductivity and cooling properties, better friction stability, and better cold friction for restarts without incident.

Before this year the Grand-Am and the American Le Mans series merged under NASCAR’s IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, putting the Ganassi team at the Sebring race for the very first time in their 25-year history.

“We brought a lot of upgrades here to Sebring,” said Pruett, “and the hard work we put in since January really paid off.”

With over 30 lead changes throughout the race, the 62nd year of the 12 Hours of Sebring proved to be one of the most competitive and demanding. With 20 minutes left in the race, a caution flag brought the field together, giving another challenge to the Ganassi team. With their Ford DP and PFC Brakes package, Franchitti had a 4.682 second lead victory across the finish line.

PFC’s full carbon-carbon disc brake package featuring ZERODRAG™ calipers are once again proven to be able to handle the most intensive endurance tracks for the best racing teams in the world. PFC lives by their standards and their customers – NO COMPROMISES™.

Ganassi 2014

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