Will Young, rider in the British Army Road Racing Sprint Team, wrote to EBC Brakes recently to thank the firm for their assistance with his successes throughout the 2019 race season.
Below is a summary of his year in his own words…
“At the beginning of 2019, I was well prepared with my Suzuki SV650s. Both bikes had some good upgrades including new EBC Brakes Pro-Lite X-Series discs and EPFA pads for the start of the season. From the first round at Brands Hatch, I knew that I would be near the front and consistently in the top 10, which was the goal after a good rookie season in 2018, finishing 3rd in the championship. This was convincingly achieved with my worst result being a 7th in class but the year was made up of 11 top five finishes. It was a tough grid, as I was now racing against experienced riders in the Stocktwin class. Knowing this, I had to push hard all year and just missed out on a podium, crashing out of 2nd on the last lap at Snetterton in the rain. All of these good results meant that I ended the year 5th place in the championship out of 29 point-scoring riders which I think you will agree is a great result.
“Last year, I also represented the British Army in the Interservice Championship. This involves some great racing as it pits all three services against each other on an array of different bikes with big variances in power. For example, I was using my SV which is capped at 72bhp, whereas an RAF rider was on a GSXR1000 with over double the power. I didn’t let this affect me as I played to my strengths of high corner speed and late braking, and out of the seven races this was held over, I only dropped out of the top 10 on two occasions, meaning that I finished 3rd overall in the Interservice Championship – beating some experienced riders and some serious horsepower. All of my results helped the British Army take home the Team Interservice Championship as well.
“Once again, I want to say a huge thank you for your support last season. It has been greatly appreciated and I wouldn’t be able to be as competitive without EBC Brakes’ input.”
Will is no longer in the military, but remains an avid road and track motorcyclist.