New RST 5: PAGID Racing starts THE REVOLUTION IN RALLY BRAKING25. January 2017 -
The revolution in rally braking starts today: PAGID Racing introduces the new RST 5, a brake pad that will change the way you brake in rally racing. Nearly 30 years ago, the very first PAGID Racing rally materials were introduced to the international rally scene. Driven by world rally legends Carlos Sainz and Walter Röhrl, winning event after event, they have become an integral part of the history of PAGID Racing. Right in time for its anniversary year, PAGID Racing extends its portfolio with the RST 5. The new RST 5 is specifically designed and developed for rally racing and comes in a variety of established pad shapes in rally sports, especially in WRC and Group R. The new pad is highly fluid fade resistant and perfectly combines highly developed recovery properties and an extremely high friction coefficient with optimum thermal management.
The RST 5 is tailor-made for the challenging requirements of rally sports. Due to its optimized thermal management, it provides ideal performance from low temperatures to extremely high temperature conditions. Thus, it has a great cold ramp-up behaviour. Its ideal heat transfer guarantees that the generated heat stays in the brake pad and does not move into the brake fluid, making the RST 5 highly fluid fade resistant.
The recovery properties of the material also provide assurance of a constantly ideal operating temperature. With its high initial bite and generally high friction level the RST 5 is a new rally material that perfectly manages the balance between high aggression and prevention of wheel spin, providing the driver with a feeling of reliability and outstanding performance, even under the most demanding conditions.
On several occasions, the new RST 5 has already proven to be the right choice for rallying success: tested in 10 rounds of the 2016 Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship, Spanish rally driver Cristian García has won 8 and secured the championship title two rallies ahead of the season finale with the new RST 5. His opinion on the new RST 5 is clear: “The new RST 5 is the perfect rally brake pad,” Cristian García comments.
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USA: 230 moments of success for PAGID Racing19. January 2017 -
PAGID Racing can look back upon a rather successful motorsport season in the USA. Teams relying on PAGID Racing brake performance managed to score 67 victories and 157 podium finishes in the year 2016. Moreover, they racked up six championship titles. In total, PAGID Racing thus had 230 moments of success in the USA in 2016.
Europe: a historic success in the Nürburgring 24h race and further victories19. January 2017 -
With the quadruple victory in the 2016 Nürburgring 24h race, PAGID Racing scored a historic success at the legendary Nordschleife. Further victories, among others in the European Le Mans Series and in the Spanish Tarmac rally championship turned 2016 into a year of success for PAGID Racing in European race series.
Worldwide: Titles for Mattias Ekström/EKS and Aston Martin Racing19. January 2017 -
Champions rely on PAGID Racing. The double title win by Mattias Ekström and his Team EKS in the FIA World Rally Championship as well as first place for Aston Martin Racing in the FIA WEC are only two from the many highlights the 2016 motorsport year had in store.
PAGID RBD: New applications for touring car racing08. December 2016 -
From now on, PAGID Racing Brake Discs (PAGID RBD) are also available for numerous TCR cars. The new performant competition brake discs with a diameter of 378 mm are the perfect choice for TCR class machinery.
Success in FIM Sidecar World Championship08. December 2016 -
A 1-2 for PAGID Racing customers in the FIM Sidecar World Championship: Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen clinched the world championship title while Tim Reeves/Grégory Cluze were runners-up. In other categories, teams were also successful with PAGID Racing brake performance.
Two world championship titles for Aston Martin Racing in FIA WEC07. December 2016 -
A great success for Aston Martin Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC): in the season finale at Bahrain, the team sealed the world championship titles in both the GT Pro teams’ classification and in the GT drivers’ standings.
Mattias Ekström and EKS: double world champion07. December 2016 -
Victory for Mattias Ekström in the drivers’ standings and first place in the teams’ classification – that is the successful record for PAGID Racing partner EKS in the 2016 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Prior to the season finale, Mattias Ekström had already secured himself the drivers’ world championship title. Together with team-mate Toomas Heikkinen, he also sealed the title in the teams’ standings for his outfit during the season finale.
PAGID Racing at the PRI Indianapolis02. December 2016 -
From December 8 till 10, 2016, PRI Indianapolis will be open for visitors. PAGID Racing will be present with its own booth (No. 4633) at the important trade show for New Racing Technology at the Indiana Convention Center (USA).
Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Cup with PAGID Racing brake performance30. November 2016 -
PAGID Racing is sole brake pad supplier for all Battery Tender Mazda MX-5 Global Cup Series race cars. Nathanial “Sparky” Sparks of team “Sick Sideways” won the 2016 championship with the ideal combination of speed and consistency throughout the season.