The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the most important and awaited race of the year for every motorsport enthusiast in the world. This third round of the Word Endurance Championship is not only iconic but victory on this challenging track is also one of the most lusted for by teams and drivers. Winning in Le Mans is very special to any racing driver and will be remembered for the rest of his life.
This 2016 edition looks just as exciting as in previous years as everybody will have their eyes on the top teams battling for the front row.
In the very competitive LMP2 Category, STRAKKA RACING have been showing strong pace so far in the season. Preparation is everything in endurance racing and this season the British team is relying on RAVENOL products to achieve their best result so far.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the longest and the most demanding race of the season so performance and reliability is key to make it to the finish line. The STRAKKA RACING Gibson S015 is relying on RAVENOL R325+ racing brake fluid to ensure that the drivers have absolute confidence when braking at the high speeds attained at Le Mans.
Jonny Kane, regular STRAKKA RACING driver in the WEC gives his thoughts on braking performance at Le Mans
“Braking is one of the most crucial aspects of sports-car racing as the brakes have to withstand long periods of very hard use. I’m always looking for consistency during a stint behind the wheel, or at Le Mans, over the whole race. You don’t want the pedal starting to go soft later in the race as doubt will creep in and you start to lose time. Using the RAVENOL Racing Brake Fluid in the car provides me with the confidence to keep attacking, right up to the very last corner. Le Mans in particular is extremely hard on brakes. You have to transfer so much energy through the brakes and we have multiple high speed braking points over the lap. You’ve also got the demands during the pit-stops where we have to really slow the car down to hit the pit lane speed at the last split second and then I need the car to stop on the marks in the pit box.”
Not only do all three drivers rely on the stopping power of RAVENOL R325+ Racing Brake Fluid, the race engineers too are impressed with its performance.
Barclay Danaher, performance engineer at STRAKKA RACING.
“We switched to RAVENOL race brake fluid at the beginning of this season and have been delighted with the results so far. We have not experienced any issues and the product has ensured a safe and predictable brake feel and performance, even over extended periods. The specification is highly suitable for extended periods of arduous use as in the World Endurance Championship. Next we move to Le Mans. This is huge challenge with heavy braking and extremely high temperatures experienced. We are confident that RAVENOL Racing Brake Fluid will ensure that we remain competitive throughout the race with no concerns about braking ability.”
With a 327°c boiling point the RAVENOL R325+ Racing Brake Fluid is certainly one of the best racing brake fluids on the market outperforming its competitors. The formula is based on top class technology with a glycol/ester system which ensures safety and consistency under continual heavy braking. The high vapour lock point results in a firmer pedal at the extremes of brake temperature. RAVENOL R325+ Racing Brake Fluid is ideal for motorsports (car or bike) where braking performance is the key to achieving the best times on the track.
Full technical specifications can be found here: http://ravenol.co.za/product/ravenol-racing-brake-fluid-r325/
As part of RAVENOL’s ongoing Technical Partnerships with leading race & rally teams and series, RAVENOL R325+ Racing Brake Fluid is already used with great success in a number of international and national racing series such as:
- The Vauxhall Motorsport Junior Rally team
- The Audi Sport TT Cup
- The FIA World Rally cross Championship with Team EKS
- The British Cross Country Championship
- VLN Championship
- FIA Formula 3 European Championship
- Opel Motorsport
- ADAC GT Masters
So if you are looking for the ultimate in braking performance, follow this link: http://ravenol.co.za/product/ravenol-racing-brake-fluid-r325/
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