I’d appreciate some advice please on whether this is normal.
I bought some EBC yellowstuff pads for a track session I had recently. The pads fit the caliper ok and were drivable but they were significantly undersized compared to the OEM pads.
Attached are a couple of pics showing the difference, the main one being the height in the friction material (about 6mm between them).
The company I bought them from said that this is normal but I really struggle to believe this is correct - and worried it might not even be safe.
It’s an F56 2021 Mini Cooper S entirely stock.
I guess my question is whether it is standard practice to run pads that are undersized like this - I’d worry that after time a groove in the rotor surface could emerge and potentially be dangerous