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The roles of brakes are to “stop” and “decelerate” a car in motion. Furthermore, it is one of the important components for allowing the car to be “driven fast and safely", and to be " controlled smoothly and safely." To maintain our status as leading brake experts, we are challenging ourselves in the demanding conditions of various categories of motorsports, as it is the optimal arena to develop superior brake systems.

The roles of brakes are to “stop” and “decelerate” a car in motion. Furthermore, it is one of the important components for allowing the car to be “driven fast and safely", and to be " controlled smoothly and safely." To maintain our status as leading brake experts, we are challenging ourselves in the demanding conditions of various categories of motorsports, as it is the optimal arena to develop superior brake systems.

Akebono has supplied brakes for mountain bike downhill races from 2002, for superbike races (JSB 1000 class) from 2004, and for touring car races including the Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race from 2006. Starting 2007, we have been supplying brake systems for Formula 1, the pinnacle of motorsports, as the official supplier to the McLaren team. From the 2014 Formula 1 season onwards, Akebono has been elevated to the status of ‘Technology Partner’ of the McLaren team, and continues to design, develop and supply braking systems for the team.

Akebono takes advantage of the technological expertise and extensive experience gained from motorsports, to develop and supply brakes for high performance vehicles, as well as to expand the scope of business, and to foster skilled engineers.

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