Effective November 2016, ECE R 90, the regulation specifying design, construction and performance requirements for friction material in brakes (pads and shoes), has been extended to brake discs and drums as well.
The ECE R90 regulation, which originally applied to brake pads and shoes, has recently been modified, and the new version, R90-02, starting from November 2016, also mandates testing of discs and drum brakes which are sold as spare parts for new vehicles.
As a producer of brake discs, Brembo was called to contribute significantly to the creation of the new regulation, and actively participated in the working group of the Economic Committee for Europe and the United Nations.
The regulation was designed to guarantee that discs and drums used as spare parts will provide equivalent performance (in terms of functionality, safety and efficiency) when compared to the original product they are meant to replace.
All tested products can be recognised thanks to the certification code provided by the certifying agency which will be branded on the product (alongside other information to allow traceability) as well as printed on the package label.