Brembo Locks Up the 2009 MotoGP Grid
2009 MotoGP World Championship.
Brembo has been a leading name in motorsport for over 30 years, and with the 2009 MotoGP season just under way, the company renews its commitment once again to this elite competition as an established supplier of braking systems to the top teams. Ceaseless innovation. Research on increasingly hi-tech, high-performance solutions and materials. Brake discs and friction materials of the latest generation…these are just some of the elements that ranks Brembo as the undisputed leader in international competition.
Brembo will be supporting these MotoGP teams and riders in 2009:
> Ducati Marlboro Team (Ducati Desmosedici): 27 Casey Stoner and 69 Nicky Hayden
> Ducati Pramac Racing (Ducati Desmosedici): 36 Mika Kallio and 88 Niccolò Canepa
> Fiat Yamaha Team (Yamaha M1): 46 Valentino Rossi and 99 Jorge Lorenzo
> Grupo Francisco Hernando (Ducati Desmosedici): 59 Sete Gibernau
> Hayate Racing Team (Kawasaki Ninja): 33 Marco Melandri
> LCR Honda (Honda RC212V): 14 Randy de Puniet
> Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (Yamaha M1): 5 Colin Edwards and 52 James Toseland
> Repsol Honda (Honda RC212V 2009): 3 Dani Pedrosa and 4 Andrea Dovizioso
> Rizla Suzuki (Suzuki GSV): 7 Chris Vermeulen and 65 Loris Capirossi
> Scot Racing Team (Honda RC212V): 72 Yuuki Takahashi
2009 will see further improvements in the hydraulic and mechanical components of Brembo brake systems, following developments designed to ensure that performance levels remain steady for the full race duration. These new solutions have increased rigidity and braking power, as well as reducing the lever effort required on the part of the rider. Brembo has also sought to optimize the feeling between bike and rider, by customizing brake systems to suit individual needs and preferences.
Careful selection of materials has resulted in technological standards of higher quality, which duly translate into high levels of performance, maximum safety and reliability.
Technological innovations applied to MotoGP machines competing in the 2009 Championship reflect the outcome of a constant search for solutions aimed at minimizing weight and maximizing performance. Constant research and development activity is a key to the success enjoyed by Brembo as a maker of both OE and aftermarket parts and – no less important – as a prestige brand in international motorsport competition. Every year, some 5% of total group earnings are invested in studying and designing more and more efficient brake systems and services. This is a factor that plays a significant part in underpinning Brembo’s reputation as a leading name and a renowned innovator in the field of high performance braking systems technology.
Brembo is also supplier to the following Constructors: Aprilia, Honda, Gilera in the 250cc class, and Aprilia, KTM, Maxtra and Derby in the 125cc class.