Wild and Woolly images by kind courtesy of Chris Dicken


EBC Brakes sponsored the 89th Wild & Woolly motorcycle race

EBC Brakes sponsored the 89th Wild and Woolly Boxing Day motorcycle race, which was another muddy success with a huge crowd of spectators turning up to brave the freezing temperatures. The charity event that starts at 10am for the practice round, then 11am for the official race start, is free to spectators with discretionary bucket donations going to help local charities.


The Wild and Woolly event is held in a field in Blisworth, Northamptonshire and consists of 17 laps over a notoriously challenging track full of mud filled water crossings.  The starter flag was dropped at exactly 11 o’clock when the motocross bikes engines roared into life and the first off the starting line was previous winner of three occasions, Jack Lee on his Beta.


Fraser Law, the organiser of the Wild and Woolly, described the 2014 race as being ‘epic’ as the racers competed in the most horrendous sticky mud becoming harder and heavier as the race wore on. Most riders were stuck for minutes at a time before being towed out to end what was a very tough race.


EBC manufacture a range of tough, all weather motocross brakes that would be superb to use in the type of terrain that the Wild and Woolly is set in. These include MXS series Moto-X race brake pads, Carbon X brake pads and EBC Extreme Pro™ For Motocross & Supermoto Use. The best disc brake for motocross race use is the Oversize MX disc rotor. (More product details below).


The winner of the 2014 race for his fourth time was an ecstatic Jack Lee with brother Chas finishing in 2nd, Matt Willis in 3rd.


EBC Brakes sponsored the 89th Wild & Woolly motorcycle race image

Photo Credit: Chris Dicken


Frasier Law quoted:

Well done to all the riders for taking part in this epic race!

He also added a big thank you to Chris Harris for the use of his land and to thousands of spectators who helped raise money for the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and the Help for Heroes charity.


EBC Brakes sponsored the 89th Wild & Woolly motorcycle race image


Video by kind permission of Westley Hayes

Race Results:

1. Jack Lee 17 laps

2. Chas Lee 15 laps

3. Matt Willis, 14 laps

4. Max Barnett 14 laps

5. Garry West 13 laps

6. Adam Castledine 13 laps

7. Ste Marlow, 12 laps

8. Mark Bradford 12 laps

9. Trevor Jeeves 12 laps

10. Joe Tobutt 12 laps

11. Fred Saunders 11 laps

12. Richard Main 11 laps

13. James Barnwell 11 laps

14. Rob Hollis 10 laps

15. Dan Askham 10 laps

16. Mark Elliott 10 laps

17. Rob Saunders 9 laps

18. Taylor Bolgiani 9 laps

19. Glenn Warren 9 laps

20. Lindsay Judge 8 laps

21 Sam Chapman 8 laps

22. John Abbott – 8 laps

23. Hayley Rilings 7 laps

24. James Higgins 7 laps

25. Peter Chinn 6 laps

26. Joe Newbury 6 laps

27. Corey Blackwell 6 laps

28. Giles Hamilton 5 laps

29. Ryan Blackwell 5 laps

30. Ashley Batten 4 laps

31. Brandon Bull 3 laps

32. Chris Liptrott 3 laps

33. Rob Brown 3 laps

Read the official report by Fraser Law at this link: https://nmcc.co.uk/Woolly2014%20report.htm


EBC MXS series Moto-X race brake pads are a great choice for use in all weather conditions be it wet or dry as found in motocross racing. This is because of their highest rated HH friction for maximum performance and stopping power. This double H formula also ensures these race specific brake pads have a long lifetime of use. Read more about MX-s Series Race Pads here.


EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads

Also known as Carbon Enduro formula pads, these brakes have the unique benefit of having lower heat transfer and generation, although they don’t have the same life span as that of a sintered copper brake pad.

Read more about Carbon X or TT Brake Pads here!


EBC Extreme Pro™ For Motocross & Supermoto Use

An ultra high friction sintered brake pad formula, designed for fastest motocross race use. Extreme Pro is a high end race pad option for championship riders. All rear fitment brake pads feature solid type radiator shims to minimize heat transfer made from laser cut stainless steel. These EPFA MX brake pads also include pad hexagon drive slider pins.



EBC Brakes Oversize MX Disc Rotors are fully floating with 280mm optimum diameter. Fully floating rotors are perfect for motocross racing as the rotors resist warping better and handle heat loads more efficiently. They are British laser profiled and built with precision engineering and are lightweight with a contoured profile rotor blade that aids self cleaning outside profiled curves.

The rotor blade is manufactured from German mill rolled stainless steel rotor and the centre hub is decorated with EBC logo that looks great on any bike. Equipped with a six button stainless steel drive button system these rotors come with a billet aluminium relocation bracket designed and created by MX Expert Ted Devol in California.


To find out where to buy EBC Brakes products check this link: /where-to-buy-ebc-products/

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