The Australian leader in brake technology will be the official Brake Partner of Supercars outfit Tickford Racing, with the brand featuring prominently on all three Mustangs.
Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) is proud to open a new chapter in its long history in Australian motorsport by partnering with Supercars outfit Tickford Racing for the 2021 season.
“We’re excited to increase our involvement in motorsport, working closely with the drivers and the whole team at Tickford Racing,” says Lars Mehlan, Marketing Manager at DBA. “Particularly Cam Waters, who will be sporting our colours on his race suit in 2021, had an incredible season last year. We believe there is a lot of potential in this team, and its professionalism and commitment to success make this partnership a great fit for our brand.”
It is a reunion of sorts between the two companies. “This collaboration is a continuation of our history as an engineering partner and manufacturer for Tickford performance cars, which started back in the 1990s and saw DBA supply the brake rotors for the Falcon TE50, amongst others,” Mr Mehlan says. “More broadly, it underlines our long-standing commitment to Supercars, the pinnacle of Australian motor racing.”
Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards welcomes DBA as the team’s newest addition. “We are delighted to welcome DBA into the Tickford family. DBA’s desire to remain on the cutting edge is no different from our own as a race team. This is why they lead the industry with technical innovations and numerous awards to their credit. In a year that many of us are looking to embrace Australia, it is exciting to join forces with an Australian brand that has gained worldwide recognition, and we’re looking forward to achieving success together in 2021.”
Along with support of the race team, Tickford and DBA will also explore opportunities to include DBA brake pads and rotors in future Tickford vehicle enhancement packages. “An exciting part of this partnership is the opportunity to build on our historic engineering and manufacturing relationship and work towards putting DBA products into the road cars we work on” Mr Edwards adds. “DBA offers a variety of premium braking products that are in line with the premium quality vehicle enhancements we provide, so we see a lot of potential here for the future.”
Said premium products are part of DBA’s comprehensive range of performance disc rotors and brake pads, available nationally through all major stockists. The Australianowned company has long been known for its DISC BRAKES AUSTRALIA OPENS NEW CHAPTER IN ITS MOTORSPORT HISTORY The Australian leader in brake technology will be the official Brake Partner of Supercars outfit Tickford Racing, with the brand featuring prominently on all three Mustangs. technological leadership in developing and manufacturing performance brake rotors for applications from performance street cars to track day use and club racing.
Sitting at the top end of the range, its 5000 SERIES composite two-piece disc rotors use the highest quality materials, combining XG-150 high-carbon alloyed iron rings with aerospace grade aluminium hats. Both components are offered either as a complete assembly or separately for easy replacement. Further unique features include DBA’s patented thermographic paint marking and ‘Kangaroo Paw’ ventilation, known to deliver up to 20 per cent improved cooling efficiency. The 5000 SERIES rotor makes for an ideal combo with the company’s Xtreme Performance brake pads, which were developed specifically for applications requiring high initial brake bite and friction consistency across the temperature spectrum. The pads feature a carbon fibre, low copper NSFI-certified friction formulation and have been TSP-treated (‘scorched’) for optimal performance under extreme conditions. DBA’s performance range is complemented by a range of ancillary products including polyglycol full-synthetic brake fluids.