Radi-CAL contract for AP Racing

Coventry-based AP Racing, a manufacturer of braking and clutch systems, is to supply its Radi-CAL brake system to F3 team Carlin Motorsport for their 2008 campaign.

AP Racing will supply six complete braking systems – comprised of Radi-CAL calipers, discs (CP3947), mounting bells, master cylinders, mounting hardware and pads – to two Carlin F3 Dallara Euro Series cars and the team’s four UK International Class cars.

In addition, AP Racing will also supply brake systems to Carlin-run F3 UK National cars and provide on-track support at UK and Euro series events.

Carlin Motorsport, founded in 1996 by Trevor Carlin and Martin Stone, has competed in nearly all levels of single seater motorsport, with race winning success in Formula BMW UK, British F3 and World Series by Renault. Last season saw Maro Engel record the team’s 130th win with victory in the British F3 Series.

The 2008 season will see Carlin Motorsport expand further into Europe, as it enters its first season in the F3 Euro Series with 2005 Formula BMW USA champion, Richard Phillippe.

Trevor Carlin, team principal for Carlin Motorsport said: ‘The AP Racing designers have started with a clean sheet of paper and reinvented the brake caliper for the 21st century and a modern race team with the Radi-CAL system.

‘This dramatic new design has given us a great weight saving and produced a super light and stiff package which will help give us the edge on track.

‘British F3 is an immensely competitive championship and even the smallest advantage in technology can make the difference on track. Together with AP Racing, we are producing a package capable of challenging for race wins at every British F3 race meeting.’

The first competitive F3 outing for the AP Racing Radi-CAL brake system will be at OultonPark over the Easter weekend.