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EBC high performance bike brakes benefit superbike racers

EBC Brakes sponsored superbike racers are still flying high using EBC high performance bike brakes. Several of our racers have been in touch during June 2015 with their latest race reports as follows:

 

Cormac Conroy in action with EBC Brakes photograph


Cormac Conroy

Mondello Park was the venue for rounds 7, 8 & 9 of the Irish Classic Superbike Championship. Cormac was back on his Kawasaki ZXR750 equipped with GPFAX sintered race only brake padsEPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads and Floating MC Disc Rotors for this two day meeting. The weather was perfect with blue skies and good track conditions. Qualifying got under way on Saturday morning and Cormac was delighted to secure pole position for the races.

 

As the lights went out for the first race Cormac didn’t get the cleanest of starts and dropped a place into turn one, but got a great drive out of turn two and took the lead on turn three, from there he opened up a small gap on the chasing pack and went on to win by five seconds at the chequered flag, a great start to the weekend.

 

The next race on Sunday morning again Cormac lost out in the start and found himself in a three way battle for the lead for the entire race and after back markers came into play in the last couple of laps, Cormac lost some time but crossed the finish line in a close third place.

 

The final race on Sunday afternoon, the team had made some suspension adjustments on the bike and Cormac was determined to make a getaway at the start of the race and after losing the lead once again into turn one he made a great move into turn three and made it stick. He pushed hard for the next laps and eventually won the race by just over two seconds. It was a great weekend with some fantastic racing, thanks to the hard work of Kieran & team.

 

Next up is Brands Hatch July 4th & 5th where Cormac is looking forward to riding the Ryan Triples at Brendan Ryan’s home track.
Cormac’s success only possible thanks to the generous support of EBC Brakes.

 


 

Maria Costello on her Kawasaki equipped with EBC GPFAX brake pads image

Image of Costello leaping Ago’s by Giulia Zanella.

Maria Costello MBE

Maria Costello MBE has claimed another bronze replica finish in 17th place at the Isle of Man TT in the Bennetts Lightweight race. This was the only entry Maria had lined up at the TT on her Kawasaki ER6 equipped with GPFAX sintered race only brake pads that she built at home.

 

Maria arrived well practised and prepared for Friday’s race having made good use of the practise time. She started racing from the 26th position on the road just down from Bray Hill to start the first three challenging laps in perfect conditions. The first lap saw Maria climb into 18th place amongst 50 other riders. She checked in at the Glen Helen point in 20th position after an efficient refuel, she restarted the final lap in 21st position.

 

Maria moved back into 18th place then up into 17th after putting in her personal best lightweight lap time of 113.177mph to claim another TT bronze replica.

I’m so happy as the field is so strong now. I loved every lap, especially my last which is new personal best on this bike and my bike ran smoothly, in fact it’s been totally reliable all fortnight. I think that’s a strong showing considering I came here with a smaller team than planned after backing fell through when my big bike entry was rejected.

Maria is hoping to return to the Isle of Man again during the road racing championships at Walderstown soon. Visit Maria’s website at www.costelloracing.com for all her latest news.

 


 

 

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The Royal Air Force Classic Motorcycle Racing Team

 

The Royal Air Force Classic Motorcycle Racing Team have been racing in Round 3 of the CRMC  in Anglesey at the Ty Croes Circuit. The Team comprising Sergeant Tom Flynn, Sergeant Andy Green and Corporal Chris Bartlett used Organic motorcycle brake pads and Floating MC Disc Rotors on their classic bikes.

The full race report is available in their Facebook Group Page at the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/235675406605357/?fref=ts

 


 

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Photo credit – Knockhillphotos.co.uk

 

True Heroes Racing

The True Heroes Racing Team, a unique injured Serviceman’s motorcycle race team are looking forward to travelling north of the border for their first time when they are racing in the next round of the Ducati TriOptions Cup at the famous Knockhill Scottish race circuit on 3rd to 5th July 2015.

This is the first time they will be racing after a 6 week break following their visit to the World Superbike Championships at Donington Park. The team are using high performance GPFAX sintered race only brake pads on their bikes.

 

Phil Spencer, Team Manager, said:

The whole team is looking forward to the trip to Scotland. Since forming we’ve enjoyed strong support from the biker community north of the border, and it will be great to take the team to Knockhill for the first time and hopefully meet some of them in person. It also gives us a great opportunity to meet a whole new audience and increase awareness of what True Heroes Racing is achieving.

Read the rest of the race report here:

http://www.knockhill.com/wordpress/2015/06/true-heroes-racing-aim-to-inspire-north-of-the-border-for-the-first-time/

 

Learn more about this inspirational team: www.TrueHeroesRacing.co.uk

 


 

 More EBC Product details here:

GPFAX 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 by 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 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!

 

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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