MotoGP: 8 of 10 Teams Choose Brembo
As the 2010 motorcycle-racing season gets under way, things look especially good for Brembo. No less than eight of the ten teams signed-up for the 2010 MotoGP Championship will be using brake systems supplied by Brembo.
The teams include Ducati, Honda, Suzuki and the reigning champions Yamaha under the watchful command of Valentino Rossi. Continuous development in brake technology and steady improvements to components confirm the leader status enjoyed by Brembo at world level. The materials and technologies employed by Brembo enable riders to perform at the top of their skills, putting on a magnificent show at every venue.
Of the ten teams signed up for the 2010 Championship, no less than 14 out of 17 riders will be racing with the new equipment on their machines. For the 2010 season – which has 18 race meetings in the calendar, the first on April 11th in Qatar – Brembo has developed a system featuring a new caliper derived from the one introduced at the end of the 2009 season, and incorporating the same tried and tested attributes of maximum safety and reliability.
The new caliper features an upgraded design that succeeds in reducing weight while sacrificing nothing in terms of stiffness and performance. This brake system will be fitted to the bikes of Loris Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista, riding for the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team.
In total, Brembo will supply the following MotoGP teams and riders during 2010:
> Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha M1 Valentino Rossi (46) Jorge Lorenzo (99)
> Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha M1 Colin Edwards (5) Ben Spies (11)
> Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati Desmosedici Casey Stoner (27) Nicky Hayden (69)
> Pramac Racing Team Ducati Desmosedici Mika Kallio (36) Aleix Espargaro (41)
> Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati Desmosedici Hector Barbera (40)
> Repsol Honda Team Honda RC212V 2009 Dani Pedrosa (26) Andrea Dovizioso (4)
> LCR Honda MotoGP Honda RC212V Randy de Puniet (14)
> Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki GSV Alvaro Bautista (19) Loris Capirossi (65)
In addition to MotoGP, the company supplies high performance braking systems to the premier makers of automobiles, motorbikes and commercial vehicles worldwide, as well as clutches, seats, harnesses and other components (racing sector only).
The name of Brembo is associated with 200 world championship titles won to date in the role of OE supplier. The company operates currently in 14 countries on 3 continents, with 35 production and business sites and a pool of human resources 5417-strong (31/12/09).
10% of the workforce is made up of engineering staff and product specialists working in R&D. Sales turnover in 2009 amounted to 825.9 million euros. Brembo is owner of the Brembo, Breco, Bybre, Marchesini and Sabelt brands, and operates also through the AP Racing brand.