Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Jonathan Lodge – JJ Racing

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Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Jonathan Lodge – JJ Racing

Jonathan Lodge races for JJ Racing / Earnshaws Motorcycles and competes in the Thundersport GP1, National Superstock 1000, National Endurance, European Classic Endurance Championships. He came 3rd in British Supersport Cup Championship in 2011.

Jonathan has GPFAX brake pads fitted on his Kawasaki ZX10R 2016
Photo: Jonathan Lodge

Name:

Jonathan Lodge

Year of Birth:

1988

Team Name:

JJ Racing / Earnshaws Motorcycles

Discipline:

Thundersport GP1, National Superstock 1000, National Endurance, European Classic Endurance Championships

Highest Place Finish:

1st

Car/Bike Used:

Kawasaki ZX10R 2016

What`s your day job?

Bike Sales, self employed graphics business.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

3rd in British Supersport Cup Championship.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

Suter 500 two stoke.

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

Been around bikes as long as I remember, so yes.

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

Two wheels or rear wheel cars only :).

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

World Endurance Championship.

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

First time I had to ride at night in the Classic Endurance Round at Paul Ricard and the front lights failed half way through a session at the very start of a lap. Couldn’t see a thing, but got it back to the pits and fixed up.

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

I do pretty much it all. Engine work, gearbox, tyre changes etc.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Hopefully doing the same, I enjoy it too much.

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

I don’t.

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

 Car racing. GT cars or saloon based cars where they aren’t afraid of getting too close to each other.

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

187Mph at Spa Francochamps 2016.

What is your daily drive or ride?

BMW E92 Coupe.

Who is your inspiration?

Valentino Rossi.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

BIKES.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Curry, has to be hot!

Any bad habits?

Question should be, do I have any good habits? 🙂

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

I went to an all boys school as a kid.

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

100 horse sized ducks, I like the sound of that challenge, I’d need a horse sized loaf of bread to distract them though.

GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads

EBC GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads
The GPFAX Formula Sintered Race pads are a direct replacement of the GPFA series. This formula is even higher in friction and created specifically to be used only on asphalt surfaces such as those found in race track conditions. Because of the super performance that they provide, these brake pads are a growing favourite choice of superbike racers.

Another benefit of the GPFAX sintered material is that it now has even better heat cycling ability allowing the brake pads to be raced, cooled, then raced again.

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