SBS Racing Brake Pads Win Big at Daytona
Danish specialist SBS hit two 'home runs' at Daytona in March with their brake pads equipping the Daytona TT American Flat Track and Daytona 200 winners.
In the fast-growing AFT Twins Presented by Vance & Hines class of the Daytona TT, Indian 'Wrecking Crew' rider Briar Bauman won using SBS 841-DC Dual Carbon front and SBS730-RQ Carbon Tech rear brake pads on his Indian FTR750. Briar said after the race: "The front brake felt exactly the same at the first and last lap - no fade problems at all!"
Kyle Wyman won the Daytona 200 riding a Yamaha R6 equipped with SBS 634DS-1 Dual Sinter brake pads. One of the legendary road races, the Daytona 200 places a premium on braking response and modulation with 57 laps on Daytona's infamous and famous 2.5 mile/4.0 km tri-oval with its 31 degrees of banking in the turns (18 degrees even at the start/finish line!) and a 3,800 feet/1,200 m front straight and 3,000 ft/910 m long "super stretch" back straight.
Chris Jensen, SBS North American Brand Manager, said: " With Briar Bauman in AFT, the DC compound pads and their superior feel are perfect for the unique challenges of stopping the fast 750 cc machines in the dirt. Besides these winners, top riders in the Daytona 200 like Geoff May, Josh Hayes, Cory West, Brandon Paasch and Tyler O`Hara also chose SBS brake pads.
"SBS has worked with Kyle Wyman and his KWR race team in MotoAmerica for a few years, so it was a great pleasure to help him attain his goal of a Daytona 200 win. He used one set of DS-1 pads all weekend, and the pads looked like they were ready to do it again."