International Dealer News IDN 147 February/March 2019 - Page 19

news ROOM Galfer celebrates 2018 race success with new race and street sintered metal compound Spanish brake pads and discs specialist Galfer has introduced a new line of Sport Racing pads, G1375R, made specifically for on road and circuit sports bike use. “After a long development process, the Galfer R&D team and its partners, among them Moto2 rider Remy Gardner, have designed a new brake pad compound for sport bikes for road or circuit use. The new G1375R are made of sintered metal compound and stand out for their braking power, their high coefficient of friction and for being suitable for all conditions, especially with higher brake temperatures. “As with its brother compound, the G1375, the new R brake pads will have a special ceramic coating that serves as a heat shield which, together with the slots on the friction material, reduces heat transmission to the braking system”. Available for 17 different front brake calipers on the most recent new versions of R bikes (Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Ducati, BMW, KTM, etc.), the new Galfer G1375R will be marketed with a brand-new packaging to deliver a more exclusive, high-tech top end image. Talking of Remy Gardner, the Australian (son of motorcycling legend Wayne Gardner) has renewed his partnership with Galfer for brake product development in 2019 and will again be an official tester for them - both for competition and street riding. The 2019 agreement between Remy and Galfer also includes sponsorship in the World Championship, wearing the Galfer logo on his helmet visor and using the Disc Wave Racing CW1 in the new Kalex Moto2 with a Triumph engine. Gardner, who recently signed for the Catalan SAG (Stop and Go) team (where he will ride alongside Tetsuta Nagashima), scored an encouraging 4th place in the official Moto2 World Championship test, positioning himself as one of the riders to consider next season. This will be Gardner’s third season in Moto2 and he currently occupies the 17th position in the provisional classification for Moto2 after not having participated in four Grands Prix due to injury. This follows another year of notable success with Galfer brake component riders winning 26 titles during 2018 (the same as in 2017), including 10 World titles in Moto3, EnduroGP, WMX and TrialGP championships - Jorge Martín in Moto3 (Gresini Racing); Toni Bou in TrialGP and X-Trial (Montesa-Honda); Steve Holcombe in EnduroGP and Enduro3 (Beta Factory); Eero Remes in Enduro2 (TM Racing); Kiara Fontanesi in WMX (Yamaha); Ana Carrasco in WSSP300 (DS Junior Team); Emma Bristow in TrialGP Women (Sherco); and Andrea Verona in Enduro Junior1 (TM Racing) became World Champions. The line-up scored Galfer four Enduro World titles (EnduroGP, Enduro3, Enduro2 and Enduro Junior1); two Speed World titles (Moto3 and WSSP300); three Trial World titles (TrialGP, X-Trial and Trial GP Women) and the WMX World title. The success also saw Galfer win a number of continental and national titles Australian Remy Gardner has renewed his partnership with Galfer for brake product development in 2019 with Honda HRC, KTM, Beta, Yamaha, TM Racing, Sherco, Husqvarna and Scorpa among the brands using Galfer brake components.