Joe Achilles EBC Brakes Racing RP-1 Snetterton BMW M2

Popular small-screen star tested the friction material on his BMW M2 Competition at Snetterton Circuit

BMW-obsessed chauffeur-turned-Youtuber, Joe Achilles, recently tried out EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-1™ track/race pads on a track day at Norwich’s Snetterton Circuit.

The pads were supplied and fitted to the London-based driver’s BMW M2 Competition by performance specialist and EBC stockist, Motech Performance.

“I have to say, the EBC RP-1™ brake pads are really good. The initial bite is really, really handy, and that’s lovely on a track day. Even after a few laps, when there’s a fair amount of heat in them, they seem to have a lovely bite to them,”

Achilles commented in his video documenting the day (scroll down to watch).

EBC Brakes Racing RP-1 Track/Race Pads

EBC Brakes Racing’s dedicated motorsport pad, RP-1™, pairs high-performance with unprecedented modulation and control, resulting in a track pad that feels uniquely different to the competition and allows drivers to extract every last tenth from each and every braking zone.

Designed for vehicles driven hard on track, RP-1™ possesses a moderately high friction level of 0.45mu between 100–750°C. The more progressive response characteristic of RP-1™ makes it well suited for inherently ‘over-servo’d’ vehicles, where a softer pad material is desirable to allow greater finesse when on the brakes.

RP-1™ also works superbly when used with many competitor (non-EBC) Big Brake Kits, where the more progressive pad response helps to negate the over-servo’d sensation often experienced after fitment of larger diameter brake discs and calipers with large piston displacements.

Key Features:

– Made 100% in EBC Brakes’ Bristol, UK pad factory

– Stainless-steel backing plates (reduced heat conduction, no paint)

– Backplates feature Nucap® NRS® hook pad retention system

– Good pad life with excellent disc life

– NOT R90 approved for road-use in European markets

– ‘Love it or Return it’ performance guarantee


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RP-1™ Track/Racing Brake Pads

After two years of research and testing, EBC Brakes Racing launches its flagship race pad material to complete the line-up of performance and track pads currently offered – called RP-1™.

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