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Roadlink pulls out the stops for Powell’s Truck Racing


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03 Jun 2019

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Roadlink is sponsoring Steve Powell of Powell’s Truck Racing for a third successive season in the British Truck Racing Championship (BTRC), which has been sealed with an impressive start in the early stages.

Powell is currently competing in Division 2 of the 2019 championship, which began at Brands Hatch on 21 and 22 April, and went on to win in the season’s second race which took place on 11 and 12 May, at Llanelli’s Pembrey Circuit.

With minimum truck weights of 5500kg and racing speeds approaching 100mph, brake components need to be of the highest quality. Driver Steve Powell is using both Roadlink brake discs and Roadlink RF4001 material disc pads, which offer great levels of performance and consistency across the full temperature range and in these extreme race conditions. 

Steve Powell said: “It’s great to have the support of Roadlink for yet another season. The performance and reliability of their brake pads and brake discs are second to none, providing us with the upper hand on the race track.”

Keith Sedgley, Roadlink joint managing director, said: “There is no better proving ground for our products than truck racing and each season we aim to provide Steve and his team with the highest performing braking solutions possible. We’re delighted with Steve’s early win in Llanelli and wish him all the best for the season as he looks to challenge for the championship.”

Independent testing has proved that Roadlink’s brake pad has a higher braking power than a recognised OE grade over the full range of speeds. Testing has also revealed that the Roadlink brake pad experiences an increased lifespan under higher temperatures of 450 to 600 degrees celsius, typically experienced on truck racing.

Roadlink disc pads comply with the strict safety regulations within truck racing enforced by the FIA (the same body that governs F1) and are manufactured to European braking regulation ECE R90 in production facilities accredited with ISO9001/TS16949 quality standards.  

The British Truck Racing Championship is enjoying increased popularity and it is an ideal platform for Roadlink to demonstrate the quality of its products. The championship has also announced that Amazon Prime will also be showing races live.

The third race of the championship will take place on 29-30 June at Thruxton Circuit.

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