Having clinched the 2012 BTCC Championship in his Honda Gordon has recently been doing some private review work of the UK made EBC Brakeson his Lotus Elise.

Image of BTCC Champion Gordon Shedden

His full race report on the new EBC Blade High Carbon discs and the well proven top seller Yellowstuff brake compound Gordon’s review also include comments on the latest EBC Orangestuff compound.

The full report is contained in this Blog link…


When we asked Gordon if he wanted “Paying” for this test his response was

All I ask is that when I need more new pads and discs for my Elise test car that you send me some as I use them all the time at Knockhill!

Its just so refreshing to find someone who is a professional, can drive a car properly, understand show to bed brakes in and will give a professional opinion on something without being PAID an arm and a leg for it.

When we first came into contact with Gordon he was BUYING the EBC Yellowstuff from one of our UK online sellers POTN for his Lotus, he liked them that much and this says MILES for the product.

Gordon did NOT use EBC products in his BTCC car, those are supplied by an industry competitor who is a BTCC series sponsor and this Blog by EBC is in no way trying to imply that, nor would Gordon allow that.

Thank you Gordon and above all!


EBC Brakes Products that Gordon uses on his Lotus are as follows:

BSD (Blade Sports Disc)

BSD (Blade Sports Discs) are made from a unique material known as “discalloy” for front and rear fitments. The blade slot design is specially crafted to remove hot gases in an efficient way to help keep brake pads cooler and flatter. The multiple slots overlap to reduce the brake wind sound.


Read more about Blade Sport Discs here!

EBC Orangestuff Brake Pads
New  For 2012 – EBC Orangestuff

The EBC Brakes lab have come up with improvements and modifications after a few decent tweaks over the winter to take the Orange formulation to the next level. These improvements made include:

1)      Longer wear life by 40-60%

2)      Better initial Bite

3)      Better fade resistance at disc temps where rotor was glowing red.

EBC Yellowstuff Brake Pads
Yellowstuff – 4000 “R” Series – Full Race Pad
EBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, trackday and street use. Race drivers in particular love it because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. This is ideal for street ane track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.

  1. I have a Toyota Tacoma 2008 and need to now the price of Rotors and pads

    • Hi Rodolfa,
      If you visit our ‘Where To Buy’ section of our website at the following link you can select from a range of distributors in various locations around the world depending where you are based, who should be able to provide you with a price quote and ship your brakes to you. Here is the link: /where-to-buy-ebc-products/

  2. Does the BSD use a different & superior metal composition than your other rotors? I’m looking for confirmation, as it hasn’t been explicitly stated.

    • Hello Michael,

      We appreciate your inquiry about EBC Brakes BSD rotors. The rotors have been cut into a shape “V” slot which focuses on cooling in the center of the pad. As with most prestige cars such as BMW, Audi and Porsche which are fitted with high carbon rotors as original equipment. Doubling the amount of carbon and a higher silicone content makes these cast iron alloys extremely stable under head and load, reduce the rotors thermal distortions far better than a low carbon cast iron, rotors run cooler and also due to the dampening effect this actually reduces the brake noise.

      The BSD rotors are made using a high GG15HC carbon alloy and are treated with a Geomet lifetime corrosion protection.


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