Chris Adams’ Mk4 Golf takes gold in round one of the 2021 instalment of the EBC-supported race series

EBC Brakes Sponsors Classic VW Cup

EBC Brakes is proud to announce its support of the Classic VW Cup race series for 2021. This UK-based championship is the go-to place for all club-level VAG-Group motor racing, with two distinct classes meaning you can expect packed grids including everything from Mk1 Golfs all the way through to engine-swapped SEAT Leon Cupras.

The first round of the year took place at Kent’s Brands Hatch’s GP circuit in May, with wildly varying weather conditions seen throughout the weekend.

Qualifying was a very mixed affair thanks to torrential rain throughout, with many thrills and spills resulting in Chris Adams topping the grid ahead of Race 1, followed by Brian Roberts and Scott Fletcher

Race 1 the next day was held under glorious sunshine, with Chris Adams in his EBC Brakes Racing RP-X-equipped Mk4 Golf GTI able to hold onto first position throughout. Race 2 saw a slightly smaller grid thanks to some casualties in Race 1, namely Brian Roberts who suffered DSG issues and Andrew Marshall who cooked his engine. Lap four led to disaster for Chris Adams as his driveshaft decided to give up the ghost, leaving it down to Scott Fletcher and Simon Tomlinson to scrap it out for first and second positions.

Chris Adams’ Views on RP-X

Race 1 winner, Chris Adams, used EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-X track/race brake pads in his Mk4 Golf GTI for the weekend. His thoughts on the formidable friction material can be read below in his own words.

“Wow, what can I say… I had the RP-X pads in and they are fantastic! Zero fade, proper pedal feel too. I also achieved the fastest lap of Race 1, in a Class B car!

“I am totally made up by the performance of RP-X in my Golf, which helped me to win the first race of the weekend. They’re nothing short of amazing.”

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Chris Adams uses the following EBC Brakes Racing products:

RP-X™ Track/Race Pad Compound

New for 2020, RP-X™ is an ultra-high-performance track/race pad that offers aggressive response with high initial bite from cold. Best for heavy, high-powered track vehicles/race cars.

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