UK-based brake and clutch manufacturer, Alcon, is celebrating a successful 2015 having won new contracts with Peugeot, Supacat and others, as well as several on-track success throughout this season.
The latest success came on November 23rd, with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR)’s Kyle Busch claiming victory in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, and with it becoming the 2015 Nascar champion.
Having developed track-specific calipers in technical partnership with JGR since 2008, Alcon’s Gen 3 caliper range features integrated cooling ducts along with Alcon’s latest (patent pending) disc design that improves cooling efficiency, reducing the amount of cooling air needed by the brakes. All JGR cars run with the Alcon MAR8200 series low hysteresis master cylinders. Depending on the demands of the race, the JGR Toyotas can be fitted with a lighter weight package or a unique pad retraction system to eliminate off-brake drag.
The Nascar success follows earlier successes in 2015, with Alcon adding another World Rally Championship (WRC), the World Rallycross Championship (WRX), The Global Rallycross Championship (GRC), the Continental Tyre Sports Car challenge, the American Rally Championship, as well as the inaugural Formula E crown to its many laurels. Alongside these achievements sits Alcon’s involvement in F1 where its components are competing right at the front of the field.
“2015 has been a very strong year for us,” stated Alcon sales director Jonathan Edwards. “Not only have we won some exciting business deals, but the successes of our customers in the various championships is something we are extremely proud of. It is a great reflection of all the hard work put in by the whole team at Alcon, both in the UK and USA, shows that their expertise and professionalism really pays off.”