Aussie Engineering Start-Up Unveils Motorsport Uprights/Calipers
MEDIA RELEASE: Brypar, a new Australian engineering firm based in Sydney, has announced the launch of a range of motor sport uprights and brake calipers for circuit racing cars, rally cars and exotic hill climb racers.
Brypar (Peter Bryant and Alex Parisi) saw a gap in the market.
Neither of them are ‘petrol heads’ – although Peter once raced go karts and owned a Formula Ford team.
He says he is an engineer more than a driver and what drives him is a passion for design.
“The hardest thing to design on a car is the upright. It has to take the suspension, the brakes and the wheel. It takes loads from different directions – bump loads, steering loads, acceleration and braking loads.
Then there’s the geometry that goes with it – camber, castor, steering axis, scrub radiuses etc. If you get the upright wrong it doesn’t matter how good the rest of the car is it won’t perform well at all”, said Peter.
Brypar have started making race-spec’ uprights and brake calipers for Mitsubishi Evolution Lancers, Subaru WRX STi’s, Toyota GT86’s and Subaru BRZ’s.
They are priced under the imported products known to most teams. Peter and Alex are continuing to expand the range – a series of Nissan products are next – and they can also design and make bespoke versions for unique or one-off cars.
Most of their sales to date have come from the Time Attack community.
“They experience huge down force and loads but being street cars they are all restricted with their factory uprights. We took a range of our parts to the track to showcase and there was enormous interest from teams and engineers alike.”
“We have developed a unique range of products which lower the centre of gravity, save on weight, enable the driver to alter the geometry for the circuit they are on, have bump steer and camber adjustment, a corrected roll centre…and they look amazing! They are a quick bolt-on replacement.”