Big weekend for Brembo on Belle Isle

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It’s a busy weekend for Brembo brakes this weekend in Detroit. See release below:

Brembo, the world leader and acknowledged innovator of brake technology for automotive vehicles, will be featured at every turn on Detroit’s Belle Isle Grand Prix Circuit this weekend. At the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Brembo will be represented in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Pirelli World Challenge and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Brembo will also display several brake systems on Belle Isle as Cadillac will show its all-new ATS-V and CTS-V with Brembo brakes. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 with Brembo carbon ceramic brakes and the 2015 Camaro with a Brembo braking system are on display in the IndyCar paddock.

Brembo enters its fourth consecutive season as the exclusive brake supplier of the Verizon IndyCar Series and will be fitted on the entire 23 car field. In the Pirelli World Challenge series, Brembo brakes will be stopping 22 of the 28 GT cars. In addition, Brembo brakes and calipers will also help to pace the big events on the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 as well as the Cadillac ATS-V.

“The Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix is a home event for Brembo,” Dan Sandberg, president and chief executive officer, Brembo North America said. “Our brake systems will help stop every IndyCar as well as 88 percent of the Pirelli World Challenge field. Out front you will see the Corvette Z06 with Brembo brakes pacing the IndyCars and the all-new Cadillac ATS-V pacing the World Challenge race with Brembo brakes as well.”

The 2015 season marks the 40th Anniversary of Brembo’s first entry into motorsports. Brembo supplied its first racing brake system to Ferrari in 1975, in the Formula One World Championship. Since then, the Italian company has invested heavily in research and development of highly innovative and technological products.

In 40 years of motorsports, Brembo-equipped teams have won championships in F1 (20 Drivers’ and 24 Manufacturers’), 24 Hours of Le  Mans (23 of 26 years), MotoGP (24 of 27) and three in IndyCar since returning to the series in 2012. Brembo’s history with open-wheel racing in America dates back to the 1989 CART Indy Car Championship.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.