The car will use the new sintered compound throughout its 2022 GT Cup campaign
EBC Brakes Racing is pleased to announce that it will be continuing its support of 24-7 Motorsport throughout the 2022 race season.
The 2021 GT Cup GTB runners-up have moved from their ever-popular 991.1 Porsche 911 cup car, and are now making the move to the GTH class in their newly-acquired Audi R8 GT4 LMS Evolution, to contest a full championship title in the championship with EBC Brakes Racing’s new SR-21™ sintered race brake pad compound.
24-7 Motorsport has worked alongside leading motorsport teams both in the UK and abroad, focusing on vehicles ranging from Lotus production race cars to Le Mans-entered GT2 cars, as well as Radicals, Porsche cup cars, touring cars and everything in-between.
Joining long-standing David Frankland behind the wheel this year will be new teammate, Adriano Medeiros.
David Frankland, Race Driver
David started on motorcycles, then a Porsche 924, and for 13 years raced Radicals. He has been a keen Porsche enthusiast since he was a child. Around three years ago, a number of circumstances came together which allowed him to buy his 911 GT3 cup car which he has been competing in over the past three years. David is now keen to see what he can do in his new Audi R8 GT4 LMS Evolution.
Adriano Medeiros, FIA Bronze Driver/Driver Coach/Track Day Instructor
Having worked as a Grade A ARDS instructor since 2004, Adriano has spent the past 12 years coaching racing drivers from novice to championship winners, and is one of the most successful motorsport coaches based in Great Britain. Adriano is excited to start working with the team and looking forward to the 2022 season.
After extensive testing on the car, the 24-7 Motorsport team are looking forward to running the new SR-21™ compound in their 2022 championship campaign, as team Director, Phil Hurn, explained after initial testing at Donington Park recently.
“The ability to be able to run one compound for both sprint and endurance is a fantastic trait and throughout testing, we have found that there is virtually no bed-in and that the pads are ready to go and up to temperature in under a lap. The initial bite is fantastic and very stable and predictable, and this performance does not drop off even after a race-length session. The wear rate is fantastic and after two days of testing, there is virtually no wear.
“We saw increased pedal feel and modulation with better initial bite and bite that didn’t fade, as well as less pad and disc wear with the new SR-21™ compound.
“We are very happy with these results, and they just go to show how well these pads perform under pressure.”
“We have conducted testing on a lot of our vehicles now and will continue to test throughout the off-season and are certainly looking forward to the 2022 season. I look forward to EBC Brakes Racing continuing to be our one-stop-shop and our sole brake disc and pad supplier throughout the 2022 season and beyond.”