Brembo supplies 81% of the WSBK paddock – that’s 17 of the 21 teams.
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Brembo Renews its Commitement to the 2017 Superbike World Championship, Supplying 81% of the Riders Competing in the Series
World Superbike Season kicks-off in Australia with Brembo Brake Facts
Detroit, (February 24, 2017) – Brembo, world leader in the production of high-performance braking systems, is preparing to start the 2017 season of the Superbike World Championship (WSBK). Continuing its strong presence in the series, the company will provide components to 17 of the 21 riders competing in the Championship.
Riders who have used Brembo braking systems have so far won 25 editions of Superbike World Championship, including the last nine; a success remarked in the fact that in the last two years the bikes equipped with Brembo brakes have won 51 of the 52 races including 25 of 26 pole positions assigned.
Compared to MotoGP, where riders are using carbon brake discs, in the Superbike Championship all teams use steel discs. Indeed, the 2017 regulation introduces the possibility of using a carbon percentage not higher than 2% of the total weight of the disc.
In addition, unlike the MotoGP, that alternates brake discs of 320 mm and 340 mm diameter, the Superbike riders can choose between the discs of 328 mm and 336 mm, where those who have a particularly “gentle” driving style on brake lever tend to prefer the smaller diameter brake discs, thus obtaining advantage in terms of weight.
In the Superbike World Championship, furthermore, the disc thickness is lower: from 6.5 to 7.1 mm.
Concerning the pads, riders use Brembo Z04 pads, the same pad is available to enthusiasts who like to run their bikes in competition or on track days.
Continuous innovation through research and the use of technologically advanced performance materials in brake discs and friction materials are just some of the features that make Brembo the undisputed leader of two-wheeled competition in the world.
Considering the close relationship between road motorbikes and bikes involved in the Superbike World Championship, Brembo invests a great deal of resources in the motorcycle category. Transferring technological advances acquired on the race track in terms of grip and maximum performance to road bikes improves drivability and safety for everyday users. For some manufacturers, including Ducati, Kawasaki and Aprilia, who appreciated the performance of Brembo braking systems in the Superbike World Championship, the Italian company also supplies brakes for their main road models.
This year Marchesini wheels will be used by the majority of the riders competing in the Superbike World Championship. Marchesini is a Brembo group brand, specialised in manufacturing sophisticated forged magnesium and aluminium wheels, with products used by teams winning numerous past editions of the MotoGP and WSBK Championships. Famous throughout the world for its ability to combine weight savings, performance, stiffness and reliability, the Marchesini forged magnesium wheels ensure weight savings to the Superbike World Championship motorcycles, favouring handling in changing direction.
The accurate choice of materials made by Brembo ensures increasingly technological quality standards, which translate into high levels of maximum performance, reliability and safety. The technological innovations developed and applied in WSBK are the result of an ongoing challenge, allowing Brembo technicians to provide with technically innovative solutions in every race.
The 2017 World Superbike World Championship kicks-off this weekend with the Yamaha Finance 250 at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit in Australia.