yes, but you have to wonder how much of that has to do with sponsors. thing is, we all know that the stock sti setup is more than enough for pretty much most courses basically with just an upgraded pad, line, and fluid. so they had to have swapped to something else for a reason other than actually exceeding the limits and abilities of the stock brembos. i mean, i would run 2000 piston calipers if i got them given to me and paid to run them. thing is, the reason some pro-teams go with fancier brakes than the FHI's or stock brembos probably has ALOT to do with sponsors and who is signing your paycheck and not as much to do with actually NEEDING those specific brakes.