Brian Moore - Astra B
Brian Moore is a perfect example of our Rally offering. Having dusted off his Astra B rally car from his youth - Brian set about re-creating a “Works” rally car, which would be competitive against much more modern machinery.
To keep his existing period wheels, we tried numerous caliper iterations before settling on the sculptured CP6760 caliper - which still needed CNC machining to fit perfectly into the wheel. Married with AP Racing discs, bespoke mounting bells with integral spacers, it all looked great on the Pilbeam strut.
Competing with his son Ben on the Brean Stages Rally (a round of the ASWMC championship) at 75th and finishing 27th overall - picking up the PIAA Lighting best under 25 award.
Brian is not finished yet, and has a significant engine upgrade planned for later in the year.
Richard Moore is creating a somewhat unusual Mercedes SLK rallycross car fitted with a BMW V8 engine. Brakes are particularly important on the tarmac sections, and Richard opted for CP5040-2/3 calipers at the front and CP5040-10/11 calipers to the rear. Again using AP Racing discs and BG Developments bespoke mounting bells and carriers – the results were just what he needed.
|For maximum performance we have lightened and floated the front and rear disc assemblies for the Mercedes SLK rallycross car. Made in high strength aerospace grade 2014 J6 and hard anodised for durability, the SLK set up should be ideal for the new season|
BG Developments can provide discs, caliper refurbishment, clutch parts, pads and AP Racing high temp racing fluid for F1 and F2 Brusca cars
Wayne Blakemore is not someone who is not the sort of person you say “no” to. He is a physical presence, imposing, forthright and determined. His son Shaun comes across as being the complete opposite – but this is deceptive. Behind his quiet exterior, Shaun is equally determined, and has risen to the peak of Stockcar racing very quickly. Despite being the youngest in F1 when he was 17, he has wisdom beyond his years - constantly developing his car, trying new parts, and understanding what works and what doesn’t. Shaun’s passion for building, modifying and racing in Brisca F1 is ideal for us where our parts are developed and tested to the limit.
BG Developments are the UK’s leading manufacturer of Calipers and Discs for Historic Racing. We hold many of the most popular Girling designs in stock (AR, BR, CR, ORA, 12/3, 17/3, 16/4, 18/4) and also a massive range of Dunlop Cylinders. As the parts are machined in house, we hold a good stock of internal spare parts too.
Previously BG Developments had the pleasure of working on the original GT40 which finished 3rd at Le Mans 1966, (when they famously finished in 1st, 2nd, 3rd formation). The car was put back to its correct braking set up so that It could compete at the Le Mans Classic. Its previous owner had fitted modern 4 pot calipers, which eliminated it from FIA events.
At the factory, we manufactured the Calipers, Discs and Mounting Bells to the original specifications - and the car has since tested and competed in several races with great success.
BG Developments has a long history is providing brake solutions to circuit racing cars.
We hold suspension details for many of the more popular race and track day cars, but often are provided with a wheel, upright and lower ball joint and build a bespoke braking solution around them.
We frequently attend the first test and race days for new customers to ensure that they are 100% happy with the parts provided, and help with any potential issues around pad selection, bedding etc.
We are familiar with float in disc, float in bell and solid bolted disc bell assemblies, and can fit bias springs if required.
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