Name: Ing. Xabier Ugarte
Company: TMD Performance GmbH
Presentation Title: Potential and Challenges for Application-specific Friction Characteristics of Race Brake Pads (EB2020-STP-069)
Session: High Performance Products, Friday 21st May 2021, 12:00 - 13:40 (Central European Summer Time - CEST)
What do you find most interesting about the topic of your presentation?
Approach based on vehicle dynamics to obtain demanded friction curves.
When discussing this topic with industry peers, what question are you most frequently asked? How do you answer it?
Why is a variable friction characteristic beneficial? Answer: For enhanced car performance.
Who do you think will be most interested in your presentation, and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
Competition brake system suppliers and race car manufacturers.
What specific topics or technology are you hoping to see in other presentations or in the exhibition?
Variable systems to maximize braking performance.
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About Xabier Ugarte
Xabier Ugarte is the Chief Engineer Motorsport at TMD Performance GmbH, responsible for the technical management of customer projects and track support at application engineering level. Graduated MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Xabier has contributed to global companies in the automotive industry and motorsport engineering. During his years in the branch at factory and track roles, he has combined the experience on factory-based development roles with race engineering on track. Having worked as track engineer for race teams over different categories, and after being part of the technical department of BMW F1 in 2008-2009, Xabier worked at AVL for about 5 years as development engineer in the field of high performance projects for OEMs before joining TMD Performance GmbH. This company is responsible for the development, marketing and commercialization of PAGID Racing brake products