Brembo Becomes Official Brake Supplier For Motoe Championship Brembo strengthens its involvement in electric motorsport championships
DETROIT, (November 8, 2018) -
Today Brembo officially launches its braking system for all Energica motorbikes in the upcoming MotoE championship, the fully electric single brand competition that will get underway on five European circuits for the 2019 World Championship, together with MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. Brembo is the exclusive supplier to this innovative two-wheeled championship.
The announcement is yet another challenge for the Bergamo, Italy based company, which, after moving into the FIA Formula E championship, has now expanded its presence into the two-wheel electric championship.
Brembo MotoE Products
- Steel disc: Developed from experience Brembo gained through supplying the top teams in Superbike and every MotoGP competitor, the 'T-Drive' steel disc is 336 mm in diameter and 7.1 mm thick, with a configuration specifically designed for Energica Ego Corsa bikes.
Eight 'T' pins machined into the disc and eight outlines on the bell make it possible to eliminate the drive pawls (A pawl is a mechanical component that engages with another component to prevent movement in one direction, or prevent movement altogether). This special configuration enables braking torque to be transmitted more effectively, based on specific studies into manufacturing tolerances.
T-Drive also offers better resistance to thermal-mechanical stress, especially in very extreme conditions, such as racing. The T-Drive system allows both radial and axial flotation and reduces the overall weight of the disc, thereby ensuring considerable driving advantages.
T-Drive discs are also available for the most common maxi-sports.
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- Radial master cylinder - 19 mm diameter and 18 mm center.
- Z04 pads: Already used in Superbike championship races, the SuperSport
championship and Moto2, these pads are also available on the market for ordinary
enthusiasts who enjoy track driving on their own bikes.
Characterized by high friction and constant performance, especially at high disc temperatures, Brembo Z04 pads ensure excellent and uniform braking for the entire duration of a race, making fading effects much less likely.
Another important innovation is the absence of the clutch pump, since there is no clutch on Energica bikes in competition races.
Not only Brembo but also Marchesini, a Brembo group company: Brembo will equip all Ego Corsa motorbikes with Marchesini 7-spoke forged aluminum rims.
The new championship exclusively for electric motorbikes is the ultimate expression of the new direction in the motorcycle industry, which is putting its weight behind electric and other new forms of eco-compatible mobility.
The MotoE championship is therefore a very interesting development platform for Brembo braking components. As already seen in other classes, the championship will enable Brembo to experiment with technical solutions in the coming years that will be transferred to the future electric motorcycles and scooters that may well characterize consumer mobility going forward.
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 and other components for racing. Brembo is also a leader in the racing sector and has won more than 300 championships. Today the company operates in 15 countries on 3 continents, with 23 production and business sites, and a pool of over 10,000 employees, about 10% of whom are engineers and product specialists active in the R&D. 2017 turnover is € 2,463.6 million (12.31.2017). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, AP, Bybre, and Marchesini brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.
- GP4-PR enbloc front caliper: Machined from solid aluminum, this caliper was previously used in the MotoGP championship together with steel discs until the 2017 season, when steel discs were used for races in wet conditions. It has four titanium pistons with different diameters.