The Hawk Blue 9012 has been one of Hawk’s most popular intermediate motorsport compounds for many years, and remains a popular choice for low power, lightweight track cars, such as Spec Miata’s. Most users with larger, faster cars opt for a compound with a higher mu and heat capacity for the track, such as the DTC-60/70.
The Hawk Blue has notoriously aggressive rotor wear when cold, and can be used to strip other pad materials from the rotor. They can therefore be an invaluable tool to have on hand in case any vibrations from uneven pad deposits arise at the track. Hawk Blue’s also put off a heavy dust that can be difficult to remove from wheels and body panels, so make sure to clean it off immediately after a trip to the track. Medium/High torque and temperature compound with excellent brake modulation. #1 selling brake pad material for SCCA.