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EBC Brakes superbike racers always give vibrant performance

EBC Brakes superbike racers have been experiencing a bright season, gaining great results and giving a vibrant performance with the help of high friction EBC racing brakes. Here are the latest race reports from Matt Rees, Davy Morgan, Lewis Sidecar, Leon Jeacock, Maria Costello MBE, Michael Tustin and Cormac Conroy.

 

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Matt Rees – Phil Morris Racing

Classic TT

At the Classic TT Matt Rees had some great results during the qualifying stages with his times improving every night in practice before an exhaust spring failure saw Matt drop out of the race in only the 1st lap.

 

Matt quoted:

After a fantastic week of qualifying at the Classic TT the bad luck came when the exhaust spring snapped at Ballagarey on lap 1 of the race. Although disappointed with today’s results, overall there have been lots of positives throughout the week with qualifying times improving every night during practice.

Ulster Grand Prix

Matt Rees is continuing to gain steady results after racing in the Ulster Grand Prix where he finished 12th in the qualifying round of the Superstock and 11th in the Superbike race. During the racing on Saturday, Matt finished in 25th in the Supersport and 16th in the Superbikes before an electrical fault caused a disappointing DNF during following races.

Full story here: https://www.facebook.com/philmorrisracing/posts/647343548755180

 

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Davy Morgan

Classic TT 2016 – Lightweight Classic

Davy Morgan has been marking up some promising results during the Classic TT Practice rounds when he gained the second quickest time during Thursday night’s racing, when he managed to put in a 109mph lap.

 

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Lewis Sidecar

Sidecar racers Lewis Blackstock (driver) and  Paddy Rosney (passenger) have been non stop since coming back from a very successful Isle of Man TT debut where they finished a very respectable 14th in both races lapping at 107mph.

Since then they have had two rounds of the British formula two sidecar championship, one at Anglesey and the other at Cadwell park. At both meetings the boys finished 2nd and 3rd overall but won their class in the 2 events. Their next race will be at Croft at the end of the month.

 

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Leon Jeacock

Leon Jeacock gave a great performance at round eight of the Pirelli National Superstock1000 Championship when he managed to bounce back and gain much needed points after Thruxton.

 

Full Race Report:
Round eight of the Pirelli National Superstock1000 Championship with Black Horse took place at Brands Hatch on the legendary Grand Prix circuit, a track that Leon enjoys. With this in mind hopes were high that he would bounce back and finish in the points again following a disappointing round at Thruxton.

Free practice went well for Leon and he put in a lap time good enough for tenth place. Having made a few minor adjustments during the session it was obvious that the Geo E Davies Racing squad had a good base set up for the two all-important qualifying sessions. In sixteenth place on the provisional grid following the first session, Leon knew he could go faster in qualifying two and the team made a few more tweaks to the BMW. He put in a stunning effort and carved nearly a second off his first session time taking tenth place on the grid for the race. He was only 0.4 of a second off pole, a great effort by rider and team.

Fifteen laps lay ahead of Leon and he made a great start off the line, making a couple of places in the first corner shakeup. However, he nearly lost it all coming out of Graham Hill bend. Getting power on a tad early he was almost out of his seat and lost the places he had made off the start. Settling into a rhythm Leon put in consistent fast laps and enjoyed a race long duel with a couple of riders but they were unable to tag onto the leading group of eight riders. At the chequered flag he crossed the line in tenth position, another good points haul for Leon.

Speaking after he said “as a team we had a great weekend, we had a good base setup and hardly made any changes over the weekend just a few minor tweaks. So pleased with only being off pole by 0.4 of a second in such a competitive class. I had a good start in the race got a bit excited out of Graham Hill bend nearly coming out the seat but got my head down and happy to finish in the points again. Want to say much appreciation to my sponsors, family and friends without whom this wouldn’t be possible”

 

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Senior Classic TT podium finishers. Image by Andrea Hawley Photography

Senior Classic TT podium finishers. Image by Andrea Hawley Photography

Maria Costello MBE

Maria Costello MBE enjoyed the most successful race of her career recently and rewrote the history books during the Isle of Man Classic TT when she achieved an incredible third place in the Bennetts Senior TT. This made Maria the highest placed solo female racer throughout the history of the Classic TT.

Maria quoted:

This Classic TT has been an absolute career highlight and it will be hard to top it, but it won’t stop me trying next year!

I’ve been overwhelmed by the response I’ve received, especially from women who have been inspired. It would be great if this went on to encourage more women to race or even take up motorcycling – I know it’s the best thing I ever did.

 

Costello made up a 4 minute deficit to take the 250 Classic TT class win on the Bob Jackson Suzuki T20. Image by Baylon MacCaughey.

Costello made up a 4 minute deficit to take the 250 Classic TT class win on the Bob Jackson Suzuki T20. Image by Baylon MacCaughey.

 

Maria making history onboard the Beugger Racing Paton in the Senior Classic TT. Image courtesy of iomtt.com

Maria making history onboard the Beugger Racing Paton in the Senior Classic TT. Image courtesy of iomtt.com

 

Costello shares the Classic TT podium antics with 23-times TT winner John McGuinness. Image by Stephen Davison.

Costello shares the Classic TT podium antics with 23-times TT winner John McGuinness. Image by Stephen Davison.

Visit Maria Costello MBE’s Social Media Sites for more news:

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Michael Tustin – Team MTR

Michael Tustin has been racking up some excellent scores with his performance on his Triumph at Mallory Park Circuit during. Michael hadn’t raced on the Mallory Park Circuit for a couple of years so was pleased to get some decent racing weather.

 

Michael gave it his all and managed to gain 5th in the Superstock, 6th in the Buildbase Mallory Trophy 1, 9th in Supersport 1. After the break he had a DNF in Superstock 2, followed by 5th in the Buildbase Mallory Trophy and finally 10th in the final Supersport race of the day.

 

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Cormac Conroy in action!

Cormac Conroy

Donington Park Festival 5th-7th August.

Spanning three days the ‘Donington Park Classic Festival’ is one of the biggest, if not THE biggest Classic motorcycle racing events in Europe incorporating the prestigious ‘Wheatcroft Trophy Race’. This event attracts a huge entry of the best Classic motorcycle racers from around the world.

 

This year was no exception and the hot weather made it a very memorable weekend.

 

Cormac was entered in a total of nine races on the ‘Brendan Ryan Triples’ over the weekend, including four Formula 750 races, three Classic 1300 Races, the National 1300 Race & of course the Wheatcroft Trophy Race.

 

Friday morning got underway with the Formula 750 qualifying in which Cormac’s Transponder failed to record a lap, which would mean starting each Formula 750 race from the 14th row on the grid, when clearly he was among the fastest riders on track. This would make his task a lot more difficult. Thankfully the same problem was not repeated for the ‘Classic 1300cc’ & Wheatcroft Qualifying, in which Cormac Qualified 6th & 10th respectively.

 

The racing got underway in the afternoon & Cormac got off to the perfect start by winning the first Classic 1300cc race and then followed that up with another win on Saturday but unfortunately a broken drive belt while leading meant a DNF in the third and final race in that class.

 

The Formula 750 was always going to be difficult from the back row of the grid but Cormac made blistering starts and worked his way through the field, and was happy to salvage 3rd, 4th & 5th place finishes along with a disappointing DNF due to a broken throttle cable.

 

Cormac had a fantastic win in the UK National 1300cc race.

 

Finally in the feature ‘Wheatcroft Trophy Race’ Cormac had a brilliant race to finish 8th overall and first ‘Classic Bike’ by over 18 seconds.

 

It was another very successful race weekend with the Ryan Triples running like clockwork.

 

Next up we Race at Snetterton August 27th – 28th

 

Cormac Conroy’s Facebook page:

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More EBC racing brake product information:

 

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!

 

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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