ER-1 :: Hawk's Newest Brake Pad Compound

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Er-1 Brake Pads: Ideal for a Broad Range of the Most Intense Sports Car Racing Environments

The newest addition to the Hawk Performance Motorsports brake pad catalog is ER-1, an ideal compound for a broad range of the most intense sports car events. The new, proprietary endurance racing brake pad marks an extraordinary leap forward in the racing friction market for Hawk. Specifically engineered for endurance racing, ER-1 is designed to offer Hawk's trusted stopping power, hour after hour.

Longevity for Endurance, Versatility for Track Day

The well-rounded nature of this motorsports brake pad compound offers ideal modulation and pedal communication, providing a new option not just for endurance racing, but dirt and circle track, HPDE, time trials, and even spring racing. Research and development is paramount to Hawk's ongoing strategy, with rigorous testing performed not only on our in-house dynamometers, but also under the most grueling and diverse conditions in motorsports, across a wide range of vehicles and environments. Hawk engineers worked with some of the best racers and teams in the US, and refined the components of this compound to create the optimal recipe that delivers the most ideal endurance pad on the market today.

ER-1 Brake Pad Features


ER-1 comes to the market iwth a wide thermal range, groundbreaking torque consistency, excellent modulation, and unmatched lifespan

  • Specific emphasis on modulation, release, and pedal communication
  • Ideal for light- to medium-weight vehicles in endurance racing, HPDE, track day events, time trials, and more
  • Superior pad and rotor wear
  • Consistent medium to high friction
  • 400°-1600°F operating temperature
  • 700°-1100°F optimal temperature range
Robust Wear Rates, Outstanding Performance

Endurance racing is becoming more and more available in today's motorsports schedule, both professionally and on a grassroots level. Racing a car for 8, 16, or sometimes 24 hours straight brings an entirely new set of challenges to both the driver and the vehicle. Hawk developed ER-1 to solve the brake pad part of that equation - and in doing so, created a pad that is also ideal for a variety of other motorsports applications1 ER-1 is the first brake pad compound in aftermarket to meet the vigorous pad and rotor wear rates demanded to compete in endurance racing, without sacrificing performance. With a coefficient of friction above .45μ, over a 1600°F range, ER-1 still provides the immense stopping power customers have come to expect from Hawk Performance.


Broadening Hawk's Wheelhouse

Hawk Performance is excited to welcome ER-1 to the broad range of product offerings in our wheelhouse. ER-1 sits next to the existing DTC and Legacy motorsports compounds, completing a well-rounded list of products that can fulfill any racing, street, truck, jeep, and off-roading braking needs. At introduction, Er-1 is available in more than 150 brake pad shapes, serving thousands of different vehicles and motorsports-specific brake calipers.