BMW-focused YouTube star, Joe Achilles, has been using EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-1™ track/race brake pads on his BMW M2 Competition for some time now, enjoying a number of successful track days with this setup (click here to read more).
With even more track days lined up, he recently headed to EBC Brakes’ Northampton HQ with the guys from Motech Performance, where the team fitted some EBC Brakes Racing 2-Piece Fully-Floating Discs (complete with Motech-exclusive gold hubs) and a fresh set of RP-1™ track/race brake pads to the car.
As well as being talked through the fitting process and introduced to his striking new discs by EBC’s Product Development Manager, Adam Freeman, Joe was also treated to a tour of the company’s expansive headquarters with company CEO, James Hallett.
Clearly impressed with the fact that so much of the development and manufacturing processes are carried out in the UK when it comes to EBC Brakes products, the London-based chauffeur-turned-YouTuber also reminisced about using the firm’s components during his earlier mountain biking days. You can read Joe’s thoughts about the day below.
“The RP-1™ pads are fantastic; you get very little fade. The best thing I like about them is that you’ve got such an amazing initial bite, so every time you hit that brake, especially at high speed, there’s a really nice grab factor which is really good on track.
“Having these amazing looking rotors is just really going to up the braking game. They’re absolutely gorgeous in that unique gold colour!
“I think the most amazing thing about EBC that I’ve discovered today is, firstly how big it is. I was pleasantly surprised that the majority of their stuff is being made here in the UK, too. A bit like when I went to the Audi factory last year, it was great to actually see lots of human beings doing stuff, and working on stuff, as opposed to it just being a load of robots and machines.
“It’s really interesting – there’s a massive process behind it all and now I have even more faith in my EBC products.”
Check out all of Motech Performance’s exclusive EBC Brakes products by heading to its website here.