Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Andrew Bartosiak

Photo: Andrew Bartosiak in action!

Automotive Racers Hall of Fame – Andrew Bartosiak

Andrew Bartosiak, or Bart as he is affectionately known by his colleagues at EBC Brakes World Headquarters in Northampton UK, is not only the EBC Automotive Automotive Technical Manager, but is also a Single Seater Racing/Classic Formula Ford Champion.

Bart races a Formula Ford 1600 Royale RP26 equipped with Yellowstuff brake pads.
Photo: Andrew Bartosiak

Name:

Andrew Bartosiak

Year of Birth:

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Discipline:

Single Seater Racing/Classic Formula Ford Championship

Highest Place Finish:

1st in class

Car/Bike Used:

Formula Ford 1600 Royale RP26

What`s your day job?

Automotive Technical Manager EBC Brakes.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Leading my first race until I spun on the last corner.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

De Tomaso Pantera GT5-S.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

Yes.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?

Rear wheel drive.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Historic F1 at Monaco.

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ride you’ve ever had?

Haven’t been scared yet.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

Test day just before the event.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Sill alive!

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple.

If you could try any other motorsport which one would you choose?

Ice Racing.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

160mph+ TVR Tuscan driving customers on their fast lap experience day at Bruntingthorpe.

What is your daily drive or ride?

Audi A8 4.2 quattro/Audi Ur-Quattro.

Who is your inspiration?

James Hunt.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

Stella Artois.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Indian Vindaloo.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Holiday on the Buses.

Any bad habits?

Probably more than most people.

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

If I told you, everyone would know then!

Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?

I will fight anything!

EBC Brakes Yellowstuff Brake Pads

EBC Yellowstuff Brake PadsEBC Yellowstuff brake pads are ultra high friction brake pads for race, trackday and street use, race drivers in particular love them because they are made from an aramid fibre compound. These pads are ideal for street and track driving as they don’t require a warm up but get even stronger under hard driving.