Photo: EBC Brakes' motorcycle racers gaining impressive results
EBC Brakes’ motorcycle racers gaining impressive results

EBC Brakes’ assisted racers are gaining even more impressive results recently using specialist race-only brakes, such as GPFAX brake pads. Here is our latest race report digest including: Dave Holden Racing, CIA Landlord Insurance Honda, Luke Jones, Leon Jeacock, RAF Classic Racing Team, Maria Costello MBE, Ewa Pieniakowska and Davy Morgan.

The Dave Holden Racing Sidecar Team in action!
Dave Holden Racing – Sidecar Team

The Dave Holden Racing Team comprising driver Lewis Blackstock and passenger Paddy Rosney headed to Donington park recently for the second round of the British Formula 2 Sidecar Championship. The boys were excited having never been there before.

After free practice and after qualifying in a high position, the boys felt good. The 15 minute session helped them qualify 7th out of 25. The race saw the Dave Holden Racing Team winning the cup class and finishing seventh overall. Both were impressed by their first visit to Donnington.

The Dave Holden Racing Team have EBC Organic brake pads fitted to their racing sidecar.

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The Dave Holden Racing sidecar Team on the podium.


The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team in action!

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team have been racing in the fifth World Supersport race at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli on Sunday 19th June 2016 and achieved some impressive results when Christoffer Bergman finished in 10th position. Using GPFAX brake pads on their bikes, the team are having a progressive season with promising results. Here is a brief synopsis of their recent race news:

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda race report:

Christoffer is heading into the summer break with new confidence following a high paced weekend and a top ten finish.

Christoffer said:

We finished in the top ten which is really good and I am really happy with this result.  The tyre was finished at the end but I could stay with the guys in front.  I lost a few bike lengths here and there and made a couple of mistakes but overall I am really happy with the team and my performance.  I hope we can stay like this for the coming races.

Hikari Okubo finished in an impressive 12th place in what was his best ever World Supersport result. Kyle Smith was out of the race early on when he suffered technical problems with a broken hose clip forcing him to  retire on lap 10. Stefan Hill also had technical issues and left the race early.

CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster said:

It was a really good ride by Christoffer.  He was on it all weekend and his top ten finish shows the great progress he has made since he joined the team at Assen.  I am really pleased for him and his crew. A best result of 12th for Hikari and to be battling for the top ten is great in his debut WSS season, well done to him and his crew.  It’s been a difficult weekend for Kyle, he was injured on Friday and then luck just wasn’t with us and he had to retire.  Same with Stefan, he had a couple of crashes and then a technical problem forced him to retire in the race.  We go into the summer break now and we will work hard to improve our bikes in this time and I’m sure Kyle will be fit for the next round at Lausitzring.

Race Results

1. K. Sofuoglu

2. F. Caricasulo +0.545

3. P. Jacobsen +0.920

4. G. Rea +7.166

5. R. Krummenacher +8.449

6. L. Zanetti +17.850

7. A. Baldolini +18.353

8. A. Bassani +18.461

9. L. Stapleford +18.644

10. C. Bergman CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +20.156

12. H. Okubo CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +32.517

RET K. Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

RET S. Hill CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda racing team also raced on Sunday 29th May 2016 at the team’s home track of Donington Park. Here is a brief synopsis of the event:

Kyle Smith

Kyle Smith achieved a sixth place finish and also gained the fastest lap speed of the World Supersport race, this demonstrates without a doubt that he is more than capable of winning more races. Kyle began the race at a slow pace when he dropped to 14th place, but he more than made up for it when he was recorded as the fastest man on the Donington track.

Kyle Quoted:

Kyle Smith of The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team

It’s been a bittersweet weekend. I didn’t have the pace in practice. The bike felt good but as a rider I couldn’t find the lap times. I had the splits but not a full lap strung together. In the race the pace dropped and I managed to run very fast lap times so it shows the bike felt good but with new tyres at the beginning of the race it was pushing the front a lot and no feel on corner entry.  I dropped back way far but I managed to get back to 6th and salvage some points which is good but not where I want to be. I want to be winning, so hopefully we can solve this for the next round and make it happen.


Hikari Okubo
Hikari-Okubo of the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team

Hikari Okubo managed to get ahead and finish in front of Christoffer Bergman in 15th position when he passed him on the final corner of the last lap. This gave Hikari another Championship point. Hikari was pushed into a straight run at the chicane during the first part of the race but did well by fighting back to the 24th position.








Christoffer Bergman
Christoffer Bergman of the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team

Christoffer proved he is getting used to being a valuable member of the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team this weekend and will be racing in the next round at Misano with confidence that he has the necessary racing skills to fight for much needed Championship points.








Stefan Hill
Stefan Hill of the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team

Stefan Hill was aiming for a top twenty finish at his home circuit but in the end had to settle for 25th place.









Simon Buckmaster quoted:

For Kyle to have the fastest lap of the race clearly shows that he and the CIA Landlord Insurance Honda have the pace to challenge for the wins.  We are working very closely with Ohlins to find the balance that helps Kyle with the first few laps of the race without compromising too much so that Kyle can make it happen.  Kyle can still challenge for the Championship where he and CIA Landlord Insurance Honda should be.

A good job by Hikari, he is beginning to show his true potential and he will be a strong force in World Supersport.   Christoffer will no doubt be slightly disappointed to have narrowly missed out on scoring his first Championship point but he has made a massive step up this weekend.  Stefan made a good start at his home round but he will be a little disappointed to have dropped back to 25th.

Race Results

1. K. Sofuoglu

2. P. Jacobsen    +1.569

3. R. Krummenacher +3.775

4. G. Rea +7.204

5. L. Stapleford +7.576

6. K. Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +11.323

7. A. Baldolini +11.846

8. J. Cluzel +15.008

9. A. Badovini +15.215

10. L. Zanetti +19.492

15. H. Okubo CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +34.652

16. C. Bergman CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +34.782

25. S. Hill CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +1’05.015


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The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team in action!
The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team in action!


Luke Jones in action!

Luke Jones

One of EBC’s newest assisted racers, Luke Jones gained some strong results in the British Championships using EBC GPFAX brake pads when he started in 23rd position during race two and then finished in an impressive third place, a great ride from Luke and his 67th British Championship podium position. He is now 4th in the championships and will next be racing at Knockhill on 24th – 26th June 2016.


Luke Jones in action!

Luke Jones in action!


Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon Jeacock

Leon Jeacock and the Geo E Davies Team gained more much needed championship points after recent racing endeavors at Donington Park recently when then gained another valuable point.  Leon has his superbike equipped with GPFAX brake pads.

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Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon Jeacock in action!


The RAF Racing Team in action!
Royal Air Force Classic Racing Team

Here is the latest race report from the Royal Air Force Racing Team who are having great success using GPFAX brake pads and Organic brake pads.

Cadwell Park – CRMC Round 3

June saw round three of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club Championship at Cadwell Park, Lincolnshire. The RAFMSA team managed a strong turnout with 6 riders and 9 bikes. In the Post Classic Air-cooled 250cc Class, Dave Bond and Mick Rudd wielded their Suzuki X7s; Tom Flynn and Jim Dickinson were out on Yamaha RD250s and Chris Bartlett rode his Yamaha Maxton 250. Sy Woodward was in the same class on ‘Little Al’, another Yam RD250. He also brought along ‘Big Al, a Yamaha TZ/RD400 and his Honda MT125. The racers were ably supported by John Walton and Roy Dale, both RAF retired themselves.

The Post Classic air-cooled 250cc and 500cc classes were raced together, so Woodward only intended to race “Big Al” for these races. Taking the advantage of the larger capacity Woodward lead the field from the start finishing over 16 seconds clear and just inside of the lap record. Out of the 4 RAFMSA 250 riders, Bartlett took the early honours with a third place, followed by Dickinson, Rudd and Flynn. Bond unfortunately had to miss the race due to work commitments, but he would make up for it later in the weekend!

Saturday morning started out with a very damp track. Dickinson and Bartlett had an initial tussle before both being overtaken by Bond. Dickinson stayed glued to Bond’s pink knee sliders for half a lap before scaring himself going up the inside of Bond’s X7 into the soaking wet hairpin. After Dickinson was held up by a 500 into Coppice, Bond showed his extra experience and capitalised, passing both bikes onto Park Straight. Matched evenly on bike performance, Bond and Dickinson rode Park Straight metres apart, but Dickinson out braked Bond into Park Corner. Due to a poor gear change from Dickinson, Bond was soon back in front going into Chris Curve with Bartlett following just behind, waiting for his opportunity. Further down the field Rudd was starting to pull out a lead on Flynn as 9th and 10th 250. Meanwhile, Woodward was battling at the front of the pack for the podium positions on his RD400.

After several exchanges of positions Bond found his groove and slowly pulled away to finish 4th in class. Bartlett managed to reel in Dickinson and after trading places twice, Dickinson took 6th in class, followed by Bartlett, 0.7 seconds later. Rudd came home ahead of Flynn. After an exciting and eventful 125 race on the Friday, Woodward failed to make the grid on the Saturday after a bike burst into flames as he made his way through the paddock. Most of his body was protected by his riding gear but as he had his visor up he suffered minor flash burning to his face and a reduction in the amount of eyebrows.

The second race on Saturday was bone dry. There were a few nerves surrounding the running of two of the machines due to some fettling during the interval but all ran well during the third 250 race of the meeting. Woodward was again on top form and nearly matched his winning Friday pace, bringing ‘Big Al’ over the line in second place behind Ant Hard on a 500 Yamaha Triple. Bond had an absolute stormer on his X7 easily increasing his personnal best race time, which saw him third in the 250 class. Dickinson and Bartlett again had a good scrap for 6th and 7th place with Dickinson snatching 6th by 0.2 of a second. Rudd and Flynn both lapped considerably quicker coming home 10th and 11th in class respectively.

After a rewire and fettle, Woodward’s MT125 managed to make the start of the third 125 race and he was going well, until he had an altercation with a stray knee slider which launched the MT on the fast right hand bend known as Charlies. This saw both rider and bike missing a tyre wall by metres. This triggered a previous shoulder injury and was the end to Woodward’s racing weekend.

The last race on Sunday saw Bond taking 4th place. Bartlett found some new pace and lost 6th place to Keith Howard on another RD250, by less than a second. Dickinson brought home 7th with Rudd and Flynn in 10th and 11th.


Round 3 at Cadwell was a fantastic meeting, with some close racing, great weather, improvements across the board and a great team effort in the paddock. The next round will be held at Anglesey on the 9th and 10th of July. Sgt Andy Green will be returning after his Isle of Man TT visit. He is being eyed up by Dave Bond, who after his fast pace at Cadwell, no-doubt fancies his chances against Green. Hopefully Woodward’s shoulder will allow him to race and the team should shortly be joined by yet another RD250 and rider Gavin Heggs, who has been building his bike up over the last few months.

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The RAF Classic Race Team



Maria Costello MBE in action!

Maria Costello MBE has just claimed her best ever Isle of Man TT result after she finished in an impressive 12th place! Maria has been a long time assisted racer with EBC Brakes and has raced many events using Floating MC Rotors.

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Maria Costello in action!
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Ewa Stunts in action!
Ewa Stunts – EwaStunts ExpoMotori Italy

Polish stunt girl Ewa Pieniakowska has been performing at the ExpoMotori Italian stunt show recently with her EBC pink custom made Vee-Rotors on display.

Ewa said:

I’m on my way to Poland, coming back from Italy where I performed my stunts shows during three days.
It was awesome to take part in Expo Motori in Pontedera, Pisa.

Ewa Stunts in action!
Ewa Stunts in action!
Ewa Stunts in action!
Ewa Stunts in action!
Ewa Stunts in action!
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Davy Morgan in action!
Davy Morgan #71 Road Racing – Race Report Isle of Man TT

Davy Morgan has been racing recently in the Isle of Man TT series in what proved to be a tough two weeks. Davy uses EBC GPFAX sintered race only brake pads and EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads on his Magic Bullet R6 Yamaha bike.

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Davy Morgan in action!


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More EBC Brakes motorcycle product details:

EBC GPFAX motorcycle race only Brake Pads imageGPFAX sintered race only 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.

Read more about GPFAX brake pads here!


EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads
EBC Extreme Pro brake pads, also known as EPFA brake pads, are the racers choice for superbike racing and are excellent for street use too! These brake pads are fantastic for motorcycle racing as the compound they are made from has extra friction stabilizing additives that totally improve the ‘heat cycling’ braking effect.

Read more about EPFA brake pads here!




EBC Organic motorcycle brake pads imageEBC Organic Motorcycle Brakes

EBC Organic motorcycle brake pads are Europe’s first and only ECE R90 approved brake pad. Manufactured at EFI in Bristol, these brake pads perform as well as any sintered pads, as proved by R90 compliance. This ‘aramid’ series has now been renamed Non-Asbestos Organic or NAO and is created from aramid fibre in conjunction with other high tech modern fibres. If you want a value for money all round brake pad replacement then the NAO series is the perfect choice for all levels of motorcycle and is very popular with many riders who prefer the “feel” of organic pads.

Read more about EBC Organic Motorcycle Brakes here!


EBC Vee-Rotors™

The fully floating EBC Vee-Rotors™ are designed in line with ongoing trends for motorcycle riders who want to customise their bikes rather than just replace the parts. These lightweight rotors are available in standard black but also come in a range of stunning colour options.

They also feature patented SD system hardware and are fully stainless steel heat treated and tempered back to the optimum hardness to give the optimum performance. The Vee-Rotor™ is also available for rear use.

Read more about Vee-Rotors™ here!


floating-discs-fullFloating MC Rotors

EBC 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.

Read more about Floating MC Rotors here!


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