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Brembo signs new agreement as IndyCar brake supplier

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Brembo will remain the exclusive brake supplier for the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2016 season after signing a new agreement with the championship.

Brembo first became involved in IndyCar back in 1989 before taking up the mantle as the series’ sole brake supplier in 2012. The Italian company also works with teams racing in Formula 1 and MotoGP.

As the finer details concerning 2016 begin to fall into place ahead of this season’s finale at Sonoma in two weeks’ time, INDYCAR has confirmed that Brembo will continue in its role as brake supplier.

“Brembo North America will continue as the exclusive brake component supplier to the Verizon INDYCAR Series for the 2016 season, in an agreement announced today with INDYCAR,” a statement read.

“Brembo’s innovative braking system incorporates lightweight CER200 carbon-carbon rotors (324 mm x 30 mm), similar to rotors used in Formula One and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and CCR400 carbon pads,” Dan Sandberg, president and CEO of Brembo North America, said.

“These long-lasting components are suitable for the variety of racing circuits on the INDYCAR schedule. We’re proud that INDYCAR has selected Brembo products and are looking forward to another great season.”

The 2016 season is due to start in St. Petersburg on March 13, two weeks earlier than in 2015.