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Nurburgring 24 Hour
Endurance Race

Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance Race

Akebono supplies brakes to the entrants of the "Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance Race" which is one of the world's toughest endurance race for touring cars.

Nurburgring, including the magnificent North Course (Nordschleife), is about 25 kilo-meters long, has an elevation difference of 300 meters, and has more than 180 corners. This demanding race venue requires both high performance and reliability for the racing vehicles to be competitive. Akebono supplied brakes for the first time in 2006. That year, of the 274 entries, the Porsche GT3, equipped with Akebono brakes, qualified in second position, and after a grueling 24 hours, finished 2nd at our first ever challenge. Since then, we have been participating as a supplier every year, and from 2010 we have been supplying our brakes to GAZOO Racing team’s racing machines.

At the 46th Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race in 2018, we supplied brake calipers and brake pads to TOYOTA GAZOO Racing "LEXUS LC".

Racing brake caliper for Nurburgring 24-hour endurance race (2017 model)

These calipers have been designed to achieve outstanding reliability and consistent performance in an extremely demanding environment for the full 24 hours. They are equipped with disc pads more than twice as thick as the ones on production cars, in order to reduce the number of disc pad changes during the race. Both the calipers and pads are made by Akebono and have been fitted to GAZOO Racing LEXUS RC.
(Racing Exclusive Product)

  • 6-pot front caliper

    6-pot front caliper

  • 6-Pot Rear Brake Calipers

    6-Pot Rear Brake Calipers

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