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Old 08-12-2012, 09:54 PM
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Brembo is the exclusive supplier of brake systems for the new IZOD IndyCar Series car until at least 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. Unlike previous years, the series also wanted the same brake system to be used for both ovals and road courses, adding another challenge for Brembo's design team.

Employing its recent experience in F1, GP2 and at Le Mans, Brembo engineered a 6-piston, monobloc aluminum caliper machined from billet with titanium-radiated pistons (28/30/36 mm) weighing a mere 2 kg. The system will be used on all 4 corners of the new Dallara chassis. Brembo's 6-piston caliper will increase stiffness and performance of the system without compromising IndyCar's weight requirements.

Mauro Piccoli, Brembo Performance Market Director, gives an in-depth explanation on how to overcome the challenge of supplying the new Dallara IZOD Indy cars with the same brake systems for both oval and road courses. With the amount of data we have from Le Mans and Formula 1, we were able to develop a braking system that uses carbon on all tracks instead of cast iron providing superior results.

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