BREMBO IS #1 (AGAIN) AT THE 81ST RUNNING OF THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS WITH ITS 10TH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY

Company press release.

Le Mans, France, June 23, 2013– The 81° edition of the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest endurance race, illustrated the supremacy of Brembo brakes with the overall victory of the #2 Joest Audi R18 e-tron quattro of Duval, Kristensen and McNish in the top LMP1 class; in the LMP2 class win for the #35 Oak Racing Morgan(Baguette, Gonzalez, Plowman); in the first-place GTE Pro class finish for the #92 Manthey Porsche (Lietz, Dumas, Lieb); and in the GTE AM class victory for the #76 IMSA Porsche (Vernay, Narac, Bouret).

Brembo has collaborated with Audi since the debut of the German car manufacturer at Le Mans in 1999. In fact, in 2001, the Brembo-equipped Audi ran the entire race, for the first time, without changing any discs or brake pads.

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


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    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

    This year's overall victory represents Brembo's 22ndwin in 25 years, dating back to Brembo's first overall with Mercedes in 1989. Since then, Brembo has provided its record-winning brakes to manufacturers such as Audi (12x), Porsche (4x), Peugeot (3x), Mazda, and McLaren to say nothing about Brembo's many class victories.

    For the 2013 edition of the prestigious French competition, the Italian company, a world leader in the production of brake systems, supplied 73% of the teams (41 of 56 cars), including every Aston Martin, Ferrari, Porsche and Viper in the GTE class.

    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. The majority of prototypes use lightweight, monobloc aluminium calipers with carbon-carbon discs, 380mm in front and 355 or 337mm on the rear axle, while GT cars require heavier cast iron rotors.

    Brembo 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 cars. 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, NASCAR and sports cars, 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 was € 1,388.6 million (12/31/12). Brembo is the owner of the Brembo, Breco, Bybre, Marchesini, and Sabelt brands and operates through the AP Racing brand.

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