MEYLE has been a technical cooperation partner for European Truck Racing series for five years. The cooperation focuses on the transfer of know-how: The findings from racing events in the European commercial vehicle professional series are incorporated into MEYLE’s own parts development. With the new MEYLE-PD brake pads, parts from the cooperation with a racing team have now been developed for the first time. These new brake pads are offered as a complete kit with all assembly materials – for quick and cost-efficient replacement in the workshop.
The new MEYLE-PD brake linings bring even heavy trucks to a standstill, the company says. A special friction-lining compound, tested in multi-stage processes, can improve braking performance and reduce braking distance, according to MEYLE. The new brake pads were manufactured in accordance with the ECE-R90 standard and are adapted to the enormous loads in truck racing and daily road traffic.
“Our goal was to develop brake pads that meet the high quality demands of our customers and, of course, our racing team. The new brake components can easily cope with any driving situation – we have tested this intensively on the race track. Even if the racing application for commercial vehicles will remain the exception – it is good for our customers to know that MEYLE brake components can easily keep up everywhere,” says Sven Nielsen, head of product strategy and development at MEYLE.
The MEYLE-PD brake pads for trucks were presented at Automechanika 2018 and are now available.