TMD Friction and Porsche Motorsport Continue Their Cooperation

By Tmd Friction, PRNE
Monday, June 20, 2011

LUXEMBOURG, June 21, 2011 -


TMD Friction continues as sole
supplier of brake pads to Porsche Motorsports

TMD Friction and Porsche Motorsport will
continue their successful cooperation in
motor sports through 2011. Both
companies recently signed an agreement to
effect, extending the 20-year-old history
of their collaboration to
another year.
Under the agreement TMD Friction will supply Pagid
RS brand
pads for Porsche race cars
and the two companies will cooperate in
developing high-performance friction materials.
s most popular racing car, the Porsche 911
, will exclusively be equipped with Pagid RS brake
again.The Porsche 911 GT3 racing cars
participate in the Porsche Carrera Cup
Deutschland which is part of the DTM calendar, as well as
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
which takes place on all European Formula
1 racing weekends. In addition, TMD
riction is outfitting all other racing cars in the
worldwide Porsche
Manufacturers Cups
as well as other racing teams which drive
Porsche racing cars
in GT sport. These
include the team
Flying Lizard which participates in
the American Le Mans s
eries, as well as the teams
Felbermayr Proton, IMSA Performance,
and Prospeed Competition, all ofwhich equip
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR cars with
Pagid RS high-performance
pads. In total, more than
Porsche cars will race with Pagid RS pads in

“We develop our Pagid RS products in close cooperation with the
Porsche engineers. This partnership in technology has been in
existence for many years, and we are excited to continue this
successful cooperation”, announced Olaf Schwaier, head of the Motor
Sports and High Performance Division of TMD Friction. “Porsche is
one of the most important global players in international motor
sports, and TMD Friction is a worldwide leader in the development
of high-performance pads - it is simply a perfect fit.”

As a leading partner in development of the motor sports
industry, TMD Friction supplies sports car manufacturers such as
Porsche with top-quality friction materials of the Pagid RS brand.
Its High Performance & Racing Division creates brake systems
with gray cast iron or carbon ceramic brake discs for
high-performance sports cars and a wide variety of motor sports
applications. Racing pads from TMD Friction can be found in nearly
all motor sports categories - from club sports up to the works
teams of car manufacturers. The partnership between Porsche and TMD
Friction is especially close since the brake friction manufacturer
has been the official supplier of Porsche Motorsport and official
series partner of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland for several

About TMD Friction

TMD Friction is among the world’s leading manufacturers of brake
friction materials for the automotive and brake industries. Its
product portfolio comprises disc brake pads and drum brake linings
for passenger cars and commercial vehicles together with brake pads
for racing cars and friction materials for rail and industrial
applications. TMD Friction is one of the largest suppliers to the
global replacement parts aftermarket with its Textar, Pagid,
Mintex, Don and Cobreq brands. Brake pads for rail and industrial
applications are developed and produced under the brand name Cosid.
TMD Friction has operations in Germany, the United Kingdom, and
three other European countries, as well as in the US, Brazil,
Mexico, China and Japan. The TMD Friction Group employs
approximately 4,800 people worldwide. For further information
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TMD Friction Gruppe S.A.
68-70 Boulevard de la Pétrusse
L-2320 Luxemburg

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