Since we do one or two endurance races, we rely on constant brake pressure, brake deceleration and the longevity of the pads. In recent years, we have therefore tried out various manufacturers in various Endurance Championships. Begun over the somewhat more favourable linings of Lucas, over SBS linings up to CL-Endurance linings and the Braking P1 brake linings mentioned.
Braking P1 brake pads in comparison with TRW | SBS | CL
In the search for the “perfect” rubbers for our purposes and our taste, we have tested rubbers from various well-known manufacturers during our race track life. Here are our experiences with the rubbers:
TRW Lucas brake pads
In the beginning, the TRW Lucas rubbers were ok, but they weren’t quite as constant and also worn out relatively quickly, at least according to our experience on the race track.
In the meantime, we have also indulged in “really good” Endurance brake pads from SBS. These were good! Constant deceleration in dry as well as in wet conditions, relatively little brake dust, but not exactly cheap and less durable as expected.
CL / Carbone Lorraine
Before we met Albert, we got stuck with the brake pads from CL, also called Carbone Lorraine. These were relatively cheap in comparison, the brake deceleration and longevity in dry good and constant. In the rain, however, these pads were not quite as strong and relatively quickly worn. Once you’ve seen rain, you couldn’t ride it at a high level in racing.
Advantages and disadvantages of Braking P1
Now Albert came into play. In the beginning, he had us test various Braking rubbers. All good so far, but not 100% suitable for the Endurance area. Of course, Albert came around the corner with a solution. He asked us to please put the Braking P1 through its paces in racing operation. Said, done… He didn’t promise us too much…!
Characteristics on the race track
The Braking P1 brake pads are unbelievably biting, absolutely constant over a complete Endurance racing distance and more than durable, whether on dry or wet track!
In our opinion, the Braking P1 brake pads are to be classified in the absolute upper level!
At the beginning of the season in Valencia, we installed these for the first time. Now 7 months and 11 race track days later, we allow ourselves a small conclusion! After so many track days and races, the Braking P1 have still not reached their wear limit, as you can see on the attached picture. Only because of the possibly very brake-intensive 300 miles race in September on the Hockenheimring they are now exchanged.
Conclusion Price/Performance Braking P1
In terms of price, the P1 rubbers are not the cheapest, but in the long run with heavy use a top price/performance ratio!
Disadvantages of the P1
Do the Braking P1 also have disadvantages…? Johor, if you can call it a disadvantage. Compared to other brake pads, the P1 brake pads produce an incredibly high level of brake dust! What influence it has on the brake discs remains to be seen. There we will measure at the end of the season. But the Braking P1 are simply awesome in terms of performance!
Here you can have a look at the 947P1R rubbers in the shop – as already said, do not be afraid of the price. Because of durability and performance, this is completely justified in our eyes!