PFC Brakes announces Executive promotion
PFC Brakes is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. David Mohr to President of PFC Brakes, reporting to the Chairman of the Board and CEO. In his position, Dr. Mohr will work closely with the CEO and the PFC Management Team to pursue the goals set out in the PFC strategic plan.
PFC Brakes is a manufacturer of brake pads, brake discs and calipers that develop and produce world-class braking solutions for high performance, severe duty and fleet applications for OEM, Motorsports, and aftermarket customers. PFC’s mission is to provide products with the highest performance and best value to our customers.
Dr. Mohr joined PFC in 1994 as a materials scientist. He is credited with advancing PFC’s involvement in racing, supporting OEM projects with Ford, GM, Chrysler, Porsche, Navistar, Daimler Truck and others, as well as continually improving PFC’s CarbonMetallic® friction materials for fleet applications. He previously managed the materials science, disc pad design, dynamometer/vehicle testing departments and for eight years was the Vice President of OEM and Technical Sales, actively growing business in that area.
Dr. Mohr has actively pursued the development of high performance/high temperature composites for more than 36 years. While completing his Ph.D. at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Mohr authored more than 20 publications. After developing improved processing technology for carbon fibres (funded by the U.S. Navy), he then joined the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) Energy and Materials Science Laboratory where he concentrated on processing and testing high temperature ceramic composites for U.S. DOE projects. His work has inspired significant development worldwide, according to PFC.
Additionally, Dr. Mohr has served on several SAE committees including several light and commercial vehicle committees that establish test procedures for braking products, and has also led sessions at the annual SAE brake colloquium. Over the course of his career Dr. Mohr has also managed a private business and has worked in R&D for several global companies with manufacturing locations world-wide.
“We are very pleased to make this announcement. David has been a great addition to the PFC team to help focus the direction for the company,” stated Mary Ann Burgoon, Chairman of the Board. “His lengthy technical background, as well as intimate knowledge of every process and product at PFC Brakes together with his management training and acumen, will help us continue to grow and prosper in the future while we further expand our technology and value to our customers.”
PFC Brakes has been, and will continue to be, committed to excellence in every area and aspect of business.
|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|
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
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)
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
Developed 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!
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!
Burgoon, Borner, Cate, Rankin, and Wagner win 2017 Louis Schwitzer Award
• Innovative PFC carbon disc brake system reduces vibration and tyre wear
• Named for founder of early BorgWarner business and sponsored by BorgWarner
|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
Red Bull Ring
|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|
Ant 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).
Congratulations 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.
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.
“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.
We 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.
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)
|September 10-11||Val de Vienne|
|November 26-27||Magny Cours|
E+OE Calendrier Saison 2016
|March 20||Australia – Melbourne|
|May 1||Russia – Sochi|
|May 15||Spain – Barcelona|
|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|
|October 2||Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur|
|October 9||Japan – Suzuka|
|October 23||USA – Austin|
|November 13||Brazil – Sao Paolo|
|November 27||Abu Dhabi – Yas Marina|
|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|
|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|
|6||22/05||Italy||Autodromo del Mugello|
|8||26/06||Netherlands||TT Circuit Assen|
|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|
|15||16/10||Japan||Twin Ring Motegi|
|17||30/10||Malaysia||Sepang International Circuit|
|18||13/11||Valencia||Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo|
|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|
Vauxhall International Race Week
May 8-14 2016
|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|
|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|
|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|
PFC Brakes Europe at PMW Show, Cologne
Thank 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.
|April 8/9/10||Silverstone GP|
|April 30/May 1/2||Oulton Park|
|May 20/21/22||Brands Hatch Indy|
|July 8/9/10||Snetterton 300|
|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)|
|July 16-17||Red Bull Ring|
|August 27-28||Paul Ricard|
|July 16-17||Red Bull Ring|
|August 27-28||Paul Ricard|
Riding 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
|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
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!
PFC Brakes can now offer the 7534 and 7614 brake pads in our 13 compound.
The 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.
13 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.
|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|
PFC 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.
|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|
|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|
|25-26 April||Motorland, Spain|
|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|
2015 TT bike races – Isle of Man
30 May to 12 June 2015
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|
7637 is available in 95 and 13 compounds.
|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|
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
New 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.
|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|
PFC Brakes are suppliers to the GT86 Cup run by Toyota Motorsport GmbH.
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.
“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.
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|
PFC 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.
Testing 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.
Ganassi WINS 12 Hours of Sebring with full PFC carbon brake package.
The 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 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™.