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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Victory for Aston Martin Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans26. June 2017 -
They did it! PAGID Racing partner Aston Martin Racing secured the prestigious Pro class win at the 85th 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Darren Turner, Jonny Adam and Daniel Serra crossed the finish line in first place with the #97 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE.
Strong performance in Formula 3 by Team Motopark25. June 2017 -
Team Motopark, a PAGID Racing development partner, showed a convincing performance in the first half of the FIA Formula 3 European Championship season. Team Motopark driver Joel Eriksson, the 2016 Rookie title winner, started the season strongly in the first four rounds of the series. Having achieved race wins at Silverstone, Monza, Pau and the Hungaroring, title contender Eriksson is currently leading the driver championship standings.
Rally: Cristian García and Mattias Ekström continue on the road to success16. June 2017 -
The title defence project is well underway: with five rounds completed, last year’s winner Cristian García, Team RMC Motorsport, is leading the Spanish Tarmac Rally Championship drivers’ standings. World champion Mattias Ekström, Team EKS, also had a successful start into the new season with three wins in the FIA World Rallycross Championship.
PAGID Racing brake pads for Spec Miata14. June 2017 -
Building on the successful partnership with the Mazda MX-5 Global Cup program, PAGID Racing has expanded its product line to include the 1.8l Miata from 1994 to 2005. With compounds for both sprint racing and endurance racing events, the legendary consistency and performance is now available for the most raced production car of all time.
PAGID Racing Customer Teams Leading Major US Championships13. June 2017 -
With approximately half the Pirelli World Challenge season completed and only one third done for the IMSA series, PAGID Racing customers are looking strong this 2017 season. IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Series GTD team Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 of Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemoelen is holding a solid lead in the championship at 133 pts (24 up on 2nd).
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.