Photo: EBC motorcycle brakes, designed to face any challenges!

Photo: Davy on his way to 250cc Win, Courtesy of Andrew Crossett

EBC motorcycle brakes, designed to face any challenges!

As the racing season hots up this summer, EBC assisted racers are using specially formulated motorcycle brakes to face all types of challenges on the road or track.

 

Here are the latest race reports from some of EBC’s superbike racers including Davy Morgan, Leon Jeacock, TeamMTR and Cormac Conroy:

 Davy Morgan in action!
Davy Morgan #71 Road Racing: The Southern 100 in Castletown, Isle of Man

Davy Morgan’s latest race meeting took place at the Southern 100 in Castletown on the Isle of Man in mixed weather conditions. Despite having difficulties due to the mixed wet then dry weather conditions, Davy managed to face the challenges at hand to gain an impressive 8th place at the end of nine tough laps.

 

Davy uses a mixture of EBC EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday  and GPFAX sintered race only brake pads on his Magic Bullet R6 Yamaha bike.

 

Read the full race report here:

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Davy Commented:

I love coming to this meeting, it’s different from any other in the way it is organised and how the riders and teams are treated. Thanks again to Magic Bullet and Angry Bee for supplying the bikes that were going well. Its been my best results here in a few years and I was enjoying myself, which showed as I was less than a second away from my best ever lap, so both the bikes and myself are going okay. Unfortunately I did not get out for re-run Senior Race, as we were out of tyres. Its Armoy next so hopefully this weather will hold and we will get another good run there.

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Davy Morgan in action!

Photo: Davy on his way to 250cc Win, Courtesy of Andrew Crossett

Davy Morgan #71 Road Racing: Skerries 100 Road Races, Isle of Man

During the Skerries 100 Road Race, Davy faced wet and slippery weather conditions, this time causing the cancellation of the Grand Final as the roads were deemed too dangerous to race upon. Despite this Davy once again overcame the difficult weather challenges to finish in eighth position.

Davy said:

That was a better day and the win is always nice after the frustrations at the TT. The bikes were all going well and despite a lack of track time I was really enjoying myself and to take the 250 win helped. The track was a bit tricky for my first two races so I just took my time and felt my way in to them and got faster as they went on. If I am honest 10th was a bit disappointing in the Open Race and if the roads had been completely dry I think I would have been a bit further up the order. Sadly we didn’t get another crack at it on the ZX10 when the weather ruined it. The Loughshinney Club did a brilliant job in difficult conditions and although the new surface was dodgy in the wet, in the dry it felt really good.

I want to thank again all my sponsors, supporters and team members who make it possible and I hope I repaid some of that help and support today after a difficult start to the 2016 season due to weather and mechanical issues. We now move on to the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man on 11th – 14th July where hopefully we can build on what we achieved today.

Race report from Davy Wilson.

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Leon Jeacock

Leon Jeacock has secured an 8th overall place in the Pirelli National Superstock1000 Championship after racing recently at the Snetterton 300 circuit. This is a great result for Leon who has grown in confidence after racing on the highly challenging Norfolk based track, which encompasses fast flowing corners, tight hairpins and two flat out straights. Leon’s superbike is equipped with EBC race-only GPFAX brake pads.

 

Leon started at eighth position on the grid following the demotion of another rider and had a good start when he managed to move into fifth place at the end of the first lap. The rest of the race was spent battling a pack of riders resulting in an eighth place finish. As a result of the race at Snetterton Leon has high confidence that he can face the challenges ahead at the next round on the fast circuit of Thruxton.

 

Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon said:

Overall another great weekend for me and the Geo E Davies Racing team, I never seem to get the results we deserve here but this year it has turned around. This result means we leave eighth in the championship and we go to Thruxton full of confidence. Cannot thank enough the sponsors, friends and team for all their help!

 

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Michael Tustin in action!
Michael Tustin – Team MRT

Mike Tustin of TeamMTR has just been racing at Oulton Park equipped with GPFAX sintered brake pads.

Here is the race report:

Michael Tustin in action!

Welcome to TeamMTR Race Report from round 5 at Oulton Park.
After the disappointment of Snetterton, Mike and the team were looking forward to getting back on the Triumph 675 and competing in the ultra competitive Elite 600 Class.

Oulton Park is only a two day meeting, instead of the usual three days, so track time is limited. Friday testing in the morning is closely followed by qualifying in the afternoon. Being back on a 600 took a little longer to adapt to than first expected, and Mike qualified in a rather disappointing 12th position.

Race 1
After making some setup changes in Saturday morning warm up, Mike went four seconds a lap faster than qualifying the day before. This left the team optimistic for a positive result in the first race, and Mike fought his way up to 6th position, which is where he finished.

Race 2
The second race of the day went ahead in wet conditions. Due to lack of track time on the new bike, the team chose to run a similar wet setup from last years meeting. Mike got a good start once again, and found himself as high as 8th place. Unfortunately, as the track dried up rather quickly, it was easy to see the setup the team had chosen wasn’t the correct one for the drying conditions. Mike dropped back to a disappointing 14th, although still managing to score points in both races.

Conclusion
After making the extremely difficult decision to move from the GP1 Class and into the Elite 600cc Class, this weekend was always going to be difficult to get any kind of result. However, Mike and the team were very happy with the result of the weekend, especially the dry race, showing we have the ability to run at the front of the 600 class once again. Obviously, the competitive nature of TeamMTR means we will be working to try and bridge the gap to the front runners at the next meeting.

Due to a couple of unforeseen circumstances at Oulton Park, and an operation on his foot this coming week, Mike and the team have opted to miss the next meeting at Rockingham, scheduled at the end of July.

TeamMTR will be replacing this meeting with another two race meetings later on in the season, although it will not count to any championship finishing position.

Michael Tustin in action!
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Cormac Conroy in action!
Cormac Conroy

Cormac Conroy is currently second in the Formula 750 and Classic 1300 Championships and third in the National 1300 Championship after racing recently at the Spa Francorchamps Circuit in the second round of the European Classic Endurance Series. Cormac Conroy has GPFAX sintered race only brake pads fitted on his Batteryworld Kawasaki ZXR750.

 

Cormac Conroys latest race report:

Spa & Anglesey Two tough weekends in a row.
The iconic Circuit at Spa Francorchamps was the venue for the second round of the European Classic Endurance Series. Cormac was back on duty with “Team Classic Racer Nice” holding a solid 5th place in the championship, the team were looking forward to another great race.

Free practise went well in mixed weather conditions and the team went into Qualifying confident, but in the last session of Q2 the engine dropped a valve, this spelled the end of the road for the team as the spare bike was in the workshop waiting on spare parts which didn’t arrive in time.

The Team quickly put the disappointment behind them and are already preparing both bikes for the Classic Bol Dor in September.

Cormac was lucky enough to have two guest races in the “Pro Classic” on the Batteryworld Kawasaki ZXR750. With no practise time to get the bike set up he was happy to qualify in 12th place. After some suspension changes there was good progression, Cormac going faster each exit finishing 10th & 9th in the races.

CRMC Anglesey
Cormac was scheduled to race the Brendan Ryan Triples, but unfortunately Anglesey fell victim to the weather conditions once again with Saturday’s racing cancelled just after practise due to the strong winds & heavy rain. The Sunday evening ferry back to Dublin was also cancelled and Cormac opted to take the only Sunday ferry in the morning, to ensure he’d be back in time for work on Monday morning.

As it happens the weather improved and Sunday racing went ahead in Anglesey. Although Cormac is still holding 2nd in both the Formula 750 & Classic 1300 Championships and 3rd in the National 1300 Championship, he has lost valuable championship points this weekend. He will work very hard in the remaining rounds to consolidate and improve at any opportunity.

Next up is CRMC Donington Festival 5th-7th August (Brendan Ryan Triples)

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More EBC Brakes 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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