Nov 14

Subaru on 5000 Series rotors wins All Tar Rally in South Africa

 

As the name suggests, this is a rally event that includes 10 x Tarmac stages over a two-day period (including 3 x night stages). The event is very competitive and normally held towards the end of each season in South Africa.

Wayne Hay Performance entered a car this year under the Subaru Club of South Africa banner. The car which was driven by well known Subaru tuner Wayne Hay and his navigator R. Widdop won the event outright by winning 7 of the 10 stages and placing 2nd in the remaining 3 stages.

Wayne runs DBA 5000-series T3 discs on the front of the car as well as Endless N35S compound race pads and Endless RF-650 race brake fluid – supplied by Powerbrake.

One of the night stages on the Friday night involved a number of laps of the Zwartkops race circuit outside Pretoria. To add to the challenge the teams had to negotiate in an anti-clockwise direction (the circuit is normally run clockwise).
This circuit is notorious hard on brakes… Being a rally event there was no opportunity for the teams to complete cool-down laps after the track stage and the cars had to leave the circuit and stop at a timing point immediately. Of course this is not good for brakes at all but the teams had no choice.

During the Rally his front disc temperatures peaked well in excess of 700 deg C and yet the combination of DBA rotors and Endless pads and brake fluid provided very consistent, fade free braking throughout the event.

Congratulations to Wayne Hay and R. Widdop!