AP Racing Forms Technical Partnership with Bahrain Raid Xtreme

Oct 14, 2021

AP Racing, a manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems, has become a technical partner to Bahrain Raid Xtreme (BRX), the company announced. The team’s car, the Prodrive Hunter, has been re-designed by UK-based motorsport specialists, Prodrive, to meet new FIA T1+ cross country regulations and will compete at the 44th running of the Dakar Rally, which will take place in Saudi Arabia in Jan. 2022, the team said.

Alongside bespoke billet monobloc calipers, AP Racing is supplying its latest D drive Ø355 disc assemblies, the all-new pull type pedal box with master cylinders and its Ø184mm cerametallic clutch for the updated Hunter T1+, the company said.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Prodrive on such a prestigious initiative. The Hunter looks and sounds fantastic – and with our help, will stop as powerfully too,” said Richard Gregory, head of sales at AP Racing. “Prodrive and AP Racing are shining examples of the passion and technical excellence of the UK’s motorsport industry and it’s great to be working alongside the BRX team.”

“It’s great to be working with AP Racing with all the technical expertise they bring to the program,” said Paul Doe, BRX chief engineer. “Testing of the new car has begun and we believe we have the best package of car and drivers to bring us success at the Dakar and in FIA Cross Country Championship next year.”