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Textar powers Newell & Wright to race win at Pembrey


Date: 25-Oct-2019

Braking brand Textar powered Newell & Wright Motorsport to victory at the recent round of the British Truck Racing Championship in Pembrey, with the braking brand playing a major role in helping secure first place.

In an eventful weekend’s racing, with inclement weather playing its part, Newell & Wright clocked up first, third and two fifth places to consolidate third in the championship with one race weekend remaining. 

Fitted with Textar brake pads and discs, the Newell & Wright truck made some blistering overtakes, as driver John Newell explains: “Textar brakes were the difference this weekend – they were superb. We were catching everybody into turn one by being able to brake later and stop quicker.

“From there on, we couldn’t be caught, and I’m delighted with the victory. I would like to thank TMD Friction and everybody for their support and look forward to the finale at Brands Hatch in November.”

John Newell started using Textar brake pads and discs in motorsport in 1999 and has never looked back. He said: “Even when you’re braking hard and you’re expecting the brake to fade, it recovers and comes back very quick, so for us it’s very, very good. We’ve tried other brakes, but Textar works for us, so we don’t change it.”

Thanks to Textar brake pads durability and performance, Newell & Wright don’t need to change pads over the course of a race weekend. Textar pads perform solidly over the entire weekend and even afterwards, as Newell & Wright use the brake pads on their haulage fleet.

Sue McKay, Global Category Manager CV, TMD Friction UK Ltd, said: “What a fantastic weekend for Newell & Wright Motorsport and everyone at TMD Friction is delighted that Textar braking played such a vital role, illustrating their quality and performance.”

The final weekend of the truck racing calendar will be 2 and 3 November at Brands Hatch. 

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