David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/16/20 8:30 a.m.

Story by David S. Wallens • Photography as Credited

Le Mans: 24 hours of intense racing on just a single set of brake pads and rotors. For the past 20 years or so, in fact, that’s been standard operating procedure for the LMP1 prototype teams. What sorcery allows brakes to live for…

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adam525i
adam525i GRM+ Memberand Reader
1/16/20 8:59 a.m.

I thought your endurance Miata was getting another upgrade!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/16/20 9:14 a.m.

In reply to adam525i :

That's next week. 

Vigo
Vigo MegaDork
1/16/20 11:16 a.m.

I learned some stuff, so I'm giving it yes

jkstill
jkstill New Reader
1/16/20 7:24 p.m.

Did you mean "dry breaks" rather than "dry brakes"  ?

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 2:31 p.m.

In reply to jkstill :

You're hired. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/17/20 2:32 p.m.
Vigo said:

I learned some stuff, so I'm giving it yes

Thanks. And I learned something, too, in putting that piece together. Going in, I knew that the carbon rotors weighed less, but I didn't realize that thet shed heat so quickly. 

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
4/12/21 12:50 p.m.

Thanks, that was an interesting read and at least they still glow in the dark.

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