AP Racing extends Hitco deal across all motorsport markets


AP Racing, a manufacturer of performance brake systems, has entered into an exclusive racing brake partnership with carbon composites specialist, Hitco. Since 2008, AP Racing has exclusively represented Hitco in all markets except Formula 1, Formula 2 and North America, and with the new deal the company will work with the materials supplier across all global motorsport markets.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with AP Racing to include Formula 1, Formula 2 and North America,” said Jeff Schade, VP of SGL Technologies, the Germany-based parent company of Hitco Carbon Composites. “AP Racing and Hitco have had a successful partnership for over 30 years. This new teaming will allow us to work even closer to support our customers.”

California-based Hitco claims to have pioneered the first carbon/carbon brakes for Formula 1 in the early 1980s and played a part in winning Formula 1 World Championships, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the Indy 500.

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