Project Mu Announces Contingency Awards for Vance & Hines XR1200 Series


April 17, 2012, Santa Fe Springs, CA – Motorsports brake technology leader, Project Mu, is pleased to announce contingency awards for use of its sintered brake pads by competitors in the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series.

Headquartered in Saitama, Japan, Project Mu has been producing quality high performance brake components for the street and track since 1988. Used in MotoGP as well as in international GT racing and stock car racing, Project Mu is excited to bring its products and technology to AMA Pro Racing with the introduction of its brake pads for the XR1200 Series.

Thanks to its proprietary sintering process incorporating a vacuum furnace and 500-ton press, Project Mu’s metallic brake pads offer exceptional resistance to fading and durability heat cycle after heat cycle. In addition, these brake pads yield outstanding responsiveness to brake lever modulation under the extreme levels of temperature and friction produced in road racing, providing exactly the kind of precise feedback and control every racer is looking for.

For each of the remaining races in the 2012 XR1200 Series championship, Project Mu will award contingency payouts for all podium finishers in the amounts of $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.

“We are thrilled to be part of the AMA Pro Vance & Hines XR1200 Series, and look forward to building a great relationship with the XR1200 competitors,” stated Yoshihide Iizuka of Project Mu. “Having participated in automotive racing in the United States for the past eight years, we are committed to using this opportunity to further refine our products for the motorcycle market.”

Project Mu brake pads will be available through the Vance & Hines race support truck at all XR1200 series races throughout the season.

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