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