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2017 saw the launch of the new SYNERGY Premium braking material which was fitted to Team Oliver trucks through-out the 2017 season. Due to its superior performance, many other teams in the championship also wanted this friction material fitted to their racing trucks. During the 2018 season, over 50% of the Division 1 grid had SYNERGY Premium braking as their prefered choice of braking material. Therefore, as part of our continued support of the British Truck Racing championship we have now agreed to supply SYNERGY Premium braking to the following teams for the 2019 season. 

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Truck racing is simply one of the most unique forms of motorsport in the world and, weighing in at a mighty 5 and a half tons, they are the real heavyweights of the racing world. But despite their weight and size, trucks are incredibly agile and are capable of rubber burning power slides, especially when blasting out of a hairpin!

Truck racing provides an important insight into the behaviour of brake pads as encountered on the roads. Racing trucks brake from speeds of 160 kph and at consequent energy levels 60% higher per stop than those encountered during normal use.

Racing therefore, provides an accelerated test bed for what can happen to a set of brake pads (and discs) during their normal service lifetime. Over the years, Juratek have tested their pads and discs on many racing vehicles and have always received outstanding feedback regarding their quality, performance and durability.

 

To slow a 5,500kgs truck from 100 mph in racing style at nearly every corner of a race track consistently on every lap during a twenty minute long race, the air brake system and brake components have to be of the highest standard. To assist and keep the performance over a full race duration each brake disc is internally  sprayed with a fine mist of water to help to dissipate the  enormous heat generation. One of the most common reasons for a truck retiring or crashing during a race is generally due to brake component failure!