About PAGID Racing

PAGID Racing is the exclusive motorsport brand of the TMD Friction Holdings. As a member of the TMD Friction Group, TMD Friction Holdings is the worldwide sole distributor of PAGID Racing products and high performance brake pads for street legal cars.

The brake products are designed to produce the highest possible performance levels over a wide range of operating conditions, and are available in many different material formulations. 

They fit most popular racing and high performance calipers and also may be fitted as an upgrade to many standard calipers for high performance cars.

In addition, PAGID Racing brake products are fitted as original equipment to some of the most prestigious and powerful production cars in the world including Audi, Bugatti, Ferrari and Porsche.

With the facilities in Leverkusen & Essen (Germany) and Troy (USA), TMD Friction Holdings is one of only a small number of companies capable of developing and manufacturing brake friction solutions according to customer-specific technical requirements in a short time.

  • 2022

    Launch of STREET+ by PAGID Racing

  • 2022

    STREET+ by PAGID Racing friction compound embodies decades of racing experience and motorsport performance into a global product, homologated for street use and compliant with latest environmental Launch of STREET+ by PAGID Racing requirements.

  • 2021

    Maximilian Götz is the 2021 DTM champion! The German secured the prestigious title with the #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mercedes-AMG Team HRT.

  • 2020

    Great success in IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship: Corvette Racing and drivers Antonio García and Jordan Taylor clinch the GT Le Mans driver and team championship.

  • 2019

    Liqui Moly Team Engstler seals the fourth con­secutive Teams’ and Drivers’ titles in the TCR
    Asia Series. Luca Engstler is the 2019 TCR Asia Champion.

  • 2018

    Triple victory and seven class wins for PAGID Racing teams in the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring. The #912 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Manthey Racing secures the prestigious overall win.

  • 2017

    PAGID Racing celebrates 30 years

  • 2016

    Historic quadruple victory at the 24h Race- Nürburgring: the AMG-Team BLACK FALCON
    was victorious with its #4 Mercedes-AMG GT3. In total, seven teams relying on PAGID Racing brake performance made it into the top ten.

  • 11.11.2015

    bt Bremsen Technik GmbH becomes
    TMD Performance GmbH

  • 2010

    TMD Friction owns 100 % of PAGID Racing

  • 2000

    PAGID Racing develops the first brake pad for patented carbon ceramic brake discs for high-performance production cars.

    Thus, in 2000, the Porsche 996 GT3 and the Mercedes-Benz CL 55 AMG „F1 Limited Edition“ become the world's first road-legal cars to be equipped with ceramic brake discs and PAGID Racing brake pads.

  • 2000

    Following the sale of BBA Group’s automotive friction business, TMD Friction is born. TMD Friction grows into one of the world’s leading friction manufacturers and provided a home for PAGID Racing.

  • 1990

    PAGID Racing became the official brake pad of the new Porsche Carrera Cup. A strong co-operation for almost a quarter of a century.

  • 1988

    Carlos Sainz is one of the first drivers who used PAGID Racing in a rally.

  • 1988

    Driven by Germans Hans Joachim Stuck and Walter Röhrl, Audi’s entry into the Trans-Am series was courtesy of the manufacturer’s 200 turbo Quattro. Equipped with PAGID’s racing brake pads, the team won six out of 13 races in 1988.

  • 1988

    First „coloured pads“ yellow, red, orange and blue give the teams and drivers an easy recognition – a premiere in motorsports

  • 1987

    Start of brake pads delivery for the first Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

  • 01.10.1987

    Foundation of bt Bremsen Technik GmbH, the products specially for competition use are sold under the name PAGID Racing Brake Pads.

  • 1953

    Under the brand name Pagid, the PAG company starts to market their own friction products for commercial vehicles and trailer applications. Over the following years, Pagid grows into a renowned brand name, not least known for its expertise in high performance and racing vehicles.

  • 1925

    Presswerk AG (PAG) manu­factures furniture related products in Essen, Germany. They are also commissioned to produce brake friction materials for the Herman Kirchbach’schen Werke in Coswig.

  • 1878

    Early brakes were little more than wooden blocks with simple levers. The develop­ment of vehicle braking as we know it today began when Walter Willson Cobbett Ltd realized their woven belting could be easily adapted and used as friction material to bring motor cars to a stop.