Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Sam Mousley – UWTSD Orthrus Racing

Photo: Samuel Mousley in action!

Motorcycle Racers Hall of Fame – Sam Mousley – UWTSD Orthrus Racing

Samuel Mousley is one of the riders who races for UWTSD Orthrus Racing Team. Sam has been riding for Orthrus Racing since the team started over two years ago. Starting on the Suzuki SV650 in his first year of racing Samuel brought home nine podium finishes and two wins.

Sam rode the teams Yamaha R6 in the Pre-National 600 class with Thundersport GB in 2017 and for 2018 will be racing in Ireland at some road racing events, whilst making an appearance at some Thundersport rounds throughout the year.

Sam has EBC GPFAX brake pads and floating discs (front), Double-H™ brake pads and floating discs on the rear of his 2009 Yamaha R6.
Photo: Samuel Mousley

Name:

Samuel Mousley

Year of Birth:

1996

Team Name:

UWTSD Orthrus Racing

Discipline:

Motorcycle Racing

Highest Place Finish:

1st Place

Car/Bike Used:

2009 Yamaha R6

What`s your day job?

Full time student and Deliveroo cyle courier.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Second place finish in Thundersport GB stocktwins at the end of my first season of racing in the wettest weather imaginable.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

2017 Yamaha R6.

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

Only since I got my first bike at 17.

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

Always two wheels.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Isle of Man TT.

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

Riding the mountain section of the TT on a 1998 ZX6R road bike that may as well have pogo sticks for suspension.

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

I’m in the workshop almost every day along with the rest of the team.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Doing the full road racing calendar one way or another.

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

“Eminem Lose Yourself” occasionally before a race .

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

Rally driving.

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

150mph on the stock R6 at Snetterton.

What is your daily drive or ride?

1998 Kawasaki ZX6R.

Who is your inspiration?

Talan skeels-piggins and Ian Hutchinson.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

Milk.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Papa Johns.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Gladiator.

Any bad habits?

Procrastinating when I should be doing Uni work.

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

I spend more time cycling than riding motorbikes.

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

100 horse-sized ducks.

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.

EBC Brakes Double-H™ Sintered Superbike Brake Pads

EBC Double-H™ Sintered Superbike Brake PadsEBC Double-H™ pads are the top choice street legal brake pads you can buy for the best grip.

Made from sintered copper alloy, these brake pads benefit from the highest friction HH rating for maximum stopping power. EBC Double-H™ Superbike pads give perfect braking under all riding conditions, be it wet, dry, hot or cold. Unique stainless steel radiator plates are fitted when required to reduce heat transfer into the hydraulics of the motorbike. The double segment vented design is totally unique and keeps the pads cooler and prevents pad drag and overheat or fade.

EBC Brakes Floating MC Discs/Rotors

EBC Floating MC Discs/RotorsEBC floating MC rotors or X & XC brake disc rotors as they are sometimes known, are ultra lightweight, best selling and best performance discs available for all modern racing sport bikes.

The rotors benefit from the EBC Brakes unique and patented S-Drive button system that features square sided rivets captured in square drive pockets on the hub and rotor. These are in place to allow the outer rotor blade to expand and contract freely under the heat of braking without suffering rivet lock.

EBC SRK Aramid fiber Sportbike race clutch kits

EBC SRK Aramid fiber Sportbike race clutch kits
SRK Aramid Fibre Sportbike Race Clutch Kits include an aramid fibre lined full engine set of plates as well as heavy duty clutch springs in either diaphragm or coil type and a set of steel separator plates.

This clutch kit is suitable for handling the high stress and increasing horsepower of most motorcycle engines and also has the ability to reset the vehicles stack height during a clutch rebuild.

 

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