Brembo reaffirmed its brand awareness at the world’s greatest endurance race the 81° edition of Le Mans 24 Hours with the 10th consecutive victory since 2004

Growning achievement of ten years of great successes, Brembo triumphs in all categories; the Italian Company has supplied 73% of teams

Le Mans, France, 28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The 81° edition of the classic Le Mans 24 Hours, the world’s greatest endurance race, was characterized by the supremacy of Brembo equipment in top LMP1 category with Audi R18 e-tron quattro nr. 2 of Joest team (Duval, Kristensen, McNish); in the LMP2
category victory for Morgan nr. 35 of Oak Racing team (Baguette, Gonzalez, Plowman); in the category GTE Pro first position for Porsche nr. 92 of Manthey team (Lietz, Dumas, Lieb); in the category GTE AM victory for Porsche nr. 76 of IMSA team (Vernay, Narac, Bouret).

Brembo has been collaborating with Audi since the debut of German cars manufacturer at Le Mans in 1999. Always with Audi in 2001 Brembo carbon materials completed for the first time the Le Mans 24 Hours without carrying out any discs or brake pads change.

In brief, the ten consecutive victories achieved by Brembo equipment at Le Mans 24 Hours in top LMP1 category are the following:

2004 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2005 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2006 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2007 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2008 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2009 PEUGEOT Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2010 AUDI Brembo calipers
2011 AUDI Brembo calipers
2012 AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs
2013  AUDI Brembo calipers + carbon discs

With the success obtained in 2013 edition, 22 are on the whole absolute not consecutive victories achieved by Brembo since 1989: 12 with Audi, 4 with Porsche, 3 with Peugeot, 1 with McLaren, Mazda and Mercedes.

For the 2013 edition of the prestigious French competition, the Italian Company leader in the production of brake systems has supplied 73% of the teams, that is 41 of 56 race cars coming from around the world. Also GTE category car, including every Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche was Brembo-equipped.
For Le Mans, Brembo’s focus is on lightweight long-lasting brake technology, especially for the new hybrids where reduced weight is critical for success and podium finishes. The majority of prototypes used lightweight monobloc aluminium calipers with carbon-carbon disc, 380mm in front and 355 or 337mm on the rear axle, while GT cars required to use the heavier cast iron rotors. Brembo brand is synonymous with success since 1975, when Enzo Ferrari relied on the Italian manufacturer of high-performance braking systems to equip his legendary Formula One car. From then on Brembo has equipped the most important teams and manufacturers dominating in the most prestigious categories.

Racing teams and manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Peugeot, Porsche, Maserati, Mercedes demand the best and turn to the expert in braking technology and performance: Brembo. The excellent trusted relationships that Brembo has with more than 30 original equipment manufacturers and hundreds of championship-winning race teams in F1, IndyCar and NASCAR, are based on the fact that Brembo is the industry benchmark.

About Brembo SpA
Brembo SpA is the world leader and acknowledged innovator of disc brake technology for automotive vehicles. Brembo supplies high performance brake systems for the most important manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and motorbikes worldwide, as well as clutches, seats, seat belts and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 200 championships. Today the company operates in 16 countries on 3 continents, with 22 production and business sites, and a pool of about 7.000 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2012 turnover is € 1.388,6 million (31.12.2012). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, Bybre, Marchesini, and Sabelt brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.

For further information please contact:
Massimo Arduini
Brembo Media Relation Consultant Manager
GSM: +39.348.3147680 – @: m.arduini@lpditalia.it

Monica Michelini
Brembo Media Relation
@Monica_michelini@brembo.it

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