LUXEMBOURG, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
TMD Friction continues as sole supplier of brake pads to Porsche Motorsports
TMD Friction and Porsche Motorsport will continue their successful cooperation in international motor sports through 2011. Both companies recently signed an agreement to this effect, extending the 20-year-old history of their collaboration to another year. Under the agreement TMD Friction will supply Pagid RS brand pads for Porsche race cars and the two companies will cooperate in developing high-performance friction materials. The world's most popular racing car, the Porsche 911 GT3, will exclusively be equipped with Pagid RS brake pads again.The Porsche 911 GT3 racing cars participate in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland which is part of the DTM calendar, as well as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup which takes place on all European Formula 1 racing weekends. In addition, TMD Friction is outfitting all other racing cars in the worldwide Porsche Manufacturer's Cups as well as other racing teams which drive Porsche racing cars in GT sport. These include the team Flying Lizard which participates in the American Le Mans series, as well as the teams Felbermayr Proton, IMSA Performance, and Prospeed Competition, all ofwhich equip their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR cars with Pagid RS high-performance pads. In total, more than 300Porsche cars will race with Pagid RS pads in 2011.
"We develop our Pagid RS products in close cooperation with the Porsche engineers. This partnership in technology has been in existence for many years, and we are excited to continue this successful cooperation", announced Olaf Schwaier, head of the Motor Sports and High Performance Division of TMD Friction. "Porsche is one of the most important global players in international motor sports, and TMD Friction is a worldwide leader in the development of high-performance pads - it is simply a perfect fit."
As a leading partner in development of the motor sports industry, TMD Friction supplies sports car manufacturers such as Porsche with top-quality friction materials of the Pagid RS brand. Its High Performance & Racing Division creates brake systems with gray cast iron or carbon ceramic brake discs for high-performance sports cars and a wide variety of motor sports applications. Racing pads from TMD Friction can be found in nearly all motor sports categories - from club sports up to the works teams of car manufacturers. The partnership between Porsche and TMD Friction is especially close since the brake friction manufacturer has been the official supplier of Porsche Motorsport and official series partner of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland for several years.
About TMD Friction
TMD Friction is among the world's leading manufacturers of brake friction materials for the automotive and brake industries. Its product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with brake pads for racing cars and friction materials for rail and industrial applications. TMD Friction is one of the largest suppliers to the global replacement parts aftermarket with its Textar, Pagid, Mintex, Don and Cobreq brands. Brake pads for rail and industrial applications are developed and produced under the brand name Cosid. TMD Friction has operations in Germany, the United Kingdom, and three other European countries, as well as in the US, Brazil, Mexico, China and Japan. The TMD Friction Group employs approximately 4,800 people worldwide. For further information please visit http://www.tmdfriction.com.
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