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EBC motorcycle brakes for racing champions are the worlds best!

EBC motorcycle brakes for racing are the world’s best choice as demonstrated by some of our sponsored superbike champions this season.

Here is the August edition of some of our racers’ news updates:

Cormac Conroy in action!
Cormac Conroy – Donington Park Classic Festival

Cormac attended the Donington Park Classic Festival during the weekend of 7th, 8th and 9th of August. He had been in preparation for the weekend and was busy working on the Brendan Ryan Triples bike that he rode at the event. This was an important date on the calendar as it hosted two rounds of the UK & CRMC and the FIM European Championships. Cormac raced three of the classes, the Classic 1300, the Formula 750 (FIM) and the Post Classic Superbike (FIM).

Cormac experienced a perfect start to the weekend including winning the first race of the day – the Post Classic Superbike, followed by a second place finish in the Formula 750. Saturday was another good day of racing in the Formula 750 with two wins and another second place finish. On a sunny Sunday morning, Cormac gained another win in the Formula 750 in what was a closely fought battle, then a second place in the post Classic Superbike race after finishing just less than 0.01 seconds behind the winner. During the Classic 1300 race Cormac gained two wins, a second place finish and a DNF.

He is now in an excellent position for the final round of the FIM Championships taking place on 12th and 13th September at Jallandsring, Denmark and looking like he could become the Champion for 2015. Cormac last won the FIM Championship in 2011 and 2012. In the FIM Formula 750 Cormac has top three potential and has won this one too in the past.

Thanks again for the generous support of EBC Brakes!

Cormac is using EBC GPFAX race only brake pads. These super grippy race only brakes are designed to handle fast asphalt race tracks.

 Cormac Conroy photo


B & R Sidecar Racing Team in action!

B & R Sidecar Racing Team – Lewis Blackstock & Patrick Rosney

After a really good start to the season, the team hit a few problems and decided to get a more modern chassis for more competitive performance in the British Formula 2 Sidecar Championship.  The team had been testing last weekend at the Anglesey circuit with the North Gloster Road Racing Club. After the test day on Friday they both felt strong. Saturday and Sunday we won all 4 races and set a new NG road racing lap record.
The team are looking forward to the next British championship round at Cadwell Park on the 5th/6th of September. The B & R Sidecar racing team have EBC organic motorcycle brake pads fitted to their Yamaha sidecar for all their championship needs.
Driver : Lewis Blackstock
Passenger : Paddy Rosney


George Stanley in action!
George Stanley

George Stanley has sent on a round up of his season so far. The EBC motorcycle racing brakes he is using include GPFAX race only brake pads and organic motorcycle brake pads:

So far, this year has gone well at Donington Park Round One. I qualified 26th and managed to get up to 12th position in the race that scored me points in my first race which I was happy with.

Round Two was at Brands Hatch Indy where I managed to qualify 26th but only came home with 26th as the gears on my Kawasaki started jumping out.

Round 3 was at Oulton Park where the conditions were very on and off during our sessions as we kept going out on dry tyres and it would spit the whole session making it hard riding for the first time on the 600. I managed 23rd in qualifying my best so far of the year and then brought it home in 11th, another personal best result of the year which I was again pleased with.

Round 4 was at Donington Park WSBK support event. This was a very unexpected meeting, in Q1 I was able to come in 14th which was pleasing. I did a 1.34.5 that was my best by 0.5 of a second. I really didn’t know whether I could better that time as it was fast. For Q2 me and Dad tried messing around with the gear lever position and the footpeg position as I felt very uncomfortable changing gears. I also decided to switch back to my old boots as I couldn’t get on with my new ones.

Q2 – I went out on my own and when I came into the pits mid session just to think about improvements, I had managed to do a 1.34.1 and was in 8th place. I was shocked again at this but went back out and managed to do a 1.33.7 again on my own and qualified in 5th position. Going into the race I felt extremely confident but the track grip was much less than the previous day and the setting of my bike did not suit it at all, but I managed to finish 5th.

We had to miss two meetings after crashing at the Snetterton Official BSB Test, as we could not afford to fix the bike for a while. This was really disappointing as the season had just got so much better and I had a lot of confidence.

My first meeting back was Brands Hatch GP which I have never ridden before on any bike so it was new to me and I was getting arm pump only 3 laps into sessions which me and Dad were completely puzzled at. I managed to qualify 23rd on the grid which I was disappointed with, then during the race I got up to 17th before the arm pump and went down to 20th coming away very disappointed.

After Brands we changed handle bars and footrest position to stop the arm pump and as we went to Thruxton, a track I had yet again never been to, I was looking forward to be doing the whole race instead of 3 laps! Thruxton went better as I managed to qualify 12th on the grid which was positive. Then in the race I was with a group up to 8th position but I got a bit flustered and made some big mistakes and found myself in a battle for 16th. I worked my way back up to 11th and came away knowing how I need to improve in the races. Now going into Cadwell Park we need to find a good setting early in the weekend in order to get a good outcome.

Thank you very much for the sponsorship, it means a lot to me! The EBC brake pads are the best pads on the market by a long way and after my positive start in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class, people were asking me and Dad what we are using and a few people have switched over to the EBC brake pads and agree that they are the best you can buy!

Thanks again,

George Stanley

Maria Costello in action!

Photo Credit: David Maginnis

Maria Costello

Maria Costello MBE has had some great results recently when she gained the accolade ‘fastest woman at the world’s fastest road race’, after she registered the female lap record during racing in the Ulster Grand Prix.

Northamptonshire based Maria rode untested her BMW Motorrad UK S 1000 RR without much testing and registered a cool record breaking 116.790mph at the Dundrod circuit.

I was fortunate to have an experienced team around me for this event and with the additional support from BMW Motorrad’s technicians, I had a great set up on the BMW. Which is always a good thing when you’re about to ride a missile around the world’s fastest road race! It was me that would need to find some speed, come race day.

With only one dry session on the Twin we used last year’s data to get it dialled in to achieve an 18th place qualifying position for the Supertwin race.

Visit Maria’s website to read more: https://www.costelloracing.com

Maria usually has GPFAX race only brake pads fitted on her pizza race bike.


Tim Hastings in action!

Tim Hastings

Tim Hastings had some fantastic results in the final Scottish Superbike Championship when he stormed to victory and also gained a record breaking lap time, beating the existing Super Sport 600cc record on the East Fortune race circuit. The record wasn’t logged unfortunately as it was performed on Tim’s 600 superbike and because the race was classified as being a “red flagged” race.

Earlier on and in the lead up to the final race, Tim managed to claim two thirds and a second place finish shifting him up to second overall in the Scottish Superbike Championship. Tim races next in the penultimate round based at East Fortune again on September 12th & 13th.

Tim has best EBC race only GPFAX brake pads, rear fitted Organic Motorcycle brake pads and SRK Aramid fiber Sportbike race clutch kits fitted for all his racing needs in the Scottish Superbike Championships.
Tony Hastings said:

What a weekend! Tim was on fine form throughout and got faster and faster with every circulation, completing some stunning overtaking manoeuvres and ultimately culminating in a race victory in the final race of the weekend. It’s easy to forget just how difficult it is to get in amongst the front running superbikes on a 600cc, let alone win races. It was also very sad and humbling to witness the coming together of everyone at the East Fortune event for the minutes’ silence in memory of Andy Lawson. (RIP)

Tim Hastings:

I had a great time, scoring some solid points, improving my lap times, sliding into every braking zone, and having some real fun races. My Dad and Neil got my ZX6R Ninja looking and going great and I’m really enjoying my riding. It was sad to hear about Andy’s passing, and while I never knew him personally, I’m sure that he would have been keeping an eye on us over the weekend and I hope we put on a good show for him.
As ever, thanks also to sponsors EBC Brakes.

Team Twister Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-Twister-50/598454916884075

Tim Hastings in action!


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!

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 SRK clutch kit imageSRK Aramid Fibre Sportbike Race Clutch Kits

SRK Aramid Fibre Sportbike Race Clutch Kits include an aramid fibre lined full engine set of plates as well as heavy duty clutch springs in either diaphragm or coil type and a set of steel separator plates. This clutch kit is suitable for handling the high stress and increasing horsepower of most motorcycle engines and also has the ability to reset the vehicles stack height during a clutch rebuild.


Read more about SRK Aramid Fibre Sportbike Race Clutch Kits here!


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