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Old 10-01-2011, 10:08 PM
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Brembo has been named the exclusive supplier of brake systems for the IZOD IndyCar Series car, which debuts in 2012.

Brembo will initially deliver brake systems directly to Dallara Automobili, the manufacturer of the new chassis. Brembo’s North American racing operation headquartered in Mooresville, N.C., will provide parts and support to the teams throughout the season. The agreement runs through 2015.

Brembo’s design of the new brake system was based on the IZOD IndyCar Series’ requirements for a reliable, strong yet lightweight system that yielded high performance at a competitive cost. The sanctioning body also wanted the same brake system to be used for both ovals and road/street courses.

Brembo engineered a six-piston, monobloc aluminum caliper machined from billet with titanium-radiated pistons. The system will be used on all four wheels of the new chassis. Brembo’s six-piston caliper will increase stiffness and performance of the system without comprising weight requirements.

The new system will incorporate lightweight carbon-carbon discs -- similar to rotors used in Formula 1 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans -- and carbon pads. These components will allow teams to run the entire season, optimizing the quantity of components needed.
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