Photo: Chris Bailey and Danny Baird

EBC off-road MX racers Danny Baird and Chris Bailey are true inspirations

Here is the latest news from EBC assisted off-road racers Chris Bailey and Danny Baird who are true inspirations to everyone in the motorcycle racing industry.

Nothing is stopping these guys, apart from EBC off-road brakes!

Chris Bailey

Here is Chris Bailey’s latest race reports from when he competed in the Dawn 2 Dusk event that took place in Glyn Neath, South Wales on 26th August 2017 and Round Six of the Enduroland Acerbis Championship 3rd September 2017.  Chris has EBC “R” Series ATV brake pads fitted on his KTM 150 XC-W 2017 bike.
Chris’s latest race reports follow:
Dawn 2 Dusk Race – 26th August 2017 – Glyn Neath, Wales

Photo: Chris Bailey in action!The bank holiday weekend was fantastic weather, which meant my first Dawn 2 Dusk Race in Wales was a dry one, well nearly (look at the photos). Thanks to EBC’s sponsorship, it means we can travel a bit further afield and race against some different competition and on different terrains. The two hour youth race started at 10am and after stalling the bike on the start line, I had a dreadful start in last place! By the time I completed the first six mile long lap I had worked my way through the field to fourth place.

Photo: Chris Bailey in action!I gradually worked my way up to 2nd place and that’s where I finished the race. Great result and a great different track to race. Thank you EBC.
Photo: Chris Bailey on the podium

Round 6 of the Enduroland Acerbis Championship

Photo: Chris Bailey in action!Had to work hard for this 1st place. The flag dropped at 9:30am, I had a great start and got the beer holeshot! Approaching the arena section on the first lap I touched the back wheel of a rider from the previous group and came off. Finn on number 175 was right with me and used this to his advantage to take the lead. Trying to catch Finn on the second lap I was trying too hard and ended up having a disagreement with the hedge! Even more time lost. This gave number 10 the advantage and I dropped down to 3rd place. I wasn’t having any of that! Got right back on it and had a great few laps battling with James to eventually catch him and pass him. Great racing. Approaching the half way mark at one hour, I decided to pit knowing I wouldn’t have quite enough fuel to complete the two hours on this gruelling fast track. This gave Finn a bigger advantage on the 1st place but I managed to get out of the pits in front of 3rd place man James.

The next lap saw Finn come in for his pit. This was it. My chance to fly. I had closed the gap and used this perfect timing of pits to take the lead back. From this point forward I increased the lead from Finn on every lap to finish in 1st place. A really great and entertaining race.

Photo: Chris Bailey on the podium

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Photo: The inspirational Danny Baird in action!

Danny Baird

EBC assisted quadriplegic off-road hill climber Danny Baird has just completed the exhilarating Bay City Hill Climb
on 3rd September 2017 which is organised by Valley Springs Motorcycle Club, Wisconsin.

Here is more about Danny’s incredible achievement:

Photo: Danny Baird in action!Inspirational off-road quadriplegic rider Danny Baird from Michigan has just completed the highly challenging 500 foot Bay City Hill Climb in less than 30 seconds. This is an incredible feat for Danny who was paralysed from the chest down following an accident.

Danny made the climb on his old specially adapted motocross bike which was customised by friend Matt Luna so he could be strapped in. Now nothing is stopping this inspirational young man – apart from EBC off-road brakes!

Danny said on Facebook after the event:

What a challenge Bay City was! 500 foot of white knuckled adrenaline pumping craziness! What a rush. Man I tell ya that hill was incredible and I can’t wait to climb it again next year.

Photo: Danny BairdDanny first started racing at the age of five when he had to lie for a year or so to race in the AMA, the actual age to apply being seven years old. He started hill climbing in 2000 when he won the Nationals and then again in 2004. After his life changing accident Danny was determined to carry on his hill climbing passion and for him there was no quitting whatsoever. His determination has led him to become the first quadriplegic to compete in motocross.

Danny quoted:

Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, because as long as you know you can in your head and in your heart, you can do it. And that’s the truth, because I had people telling me that I couldn’t ride a bike for a long time and I kind of believed them until I got on one. I started putting around the yard, and within five minutes I was ripping down the road doing wheelies.

Visit Danny Baird’s social media sites for more news and information:
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 More EBC Brakes Product Details:

EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads

EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads
EBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads are also known as Carbon Enduro formula pads. These brakes have the unique benefit of having lower heat transfer and generation, although they don’t have the same life span as that of a sintered copper brake pad.



EBC MXS Series Moto-X Race Pads

EBC MXS Series Moto-X Race Pads
EBC MXS series Moto-X race brake pads are a great choice for use in all weather conditions, be it wet, or dry as found in motocross racing. This is because of their highest rated HH friction for maximum performance and stopping power. The double H formula also ensures these race specific brake pads have a long lifetime of use.

EBC SV Series Severe Duty Pads

EBC SV Series Severe Duty Pads
If you require durability for all your off road riding needs then these are the brake pads to use! SV Severe Duty ATV Pads are made from a high density sintered copper alloy for longest life possible. They are designed to work hard especially in the wettest, muddiest, dusty and dirty conditions like those found during off road riding and racing.



EBC ATV & Dirt Sintered Brake Pads

EBC ATV Sintered Pads Brake Pads

‘R’ Series Sintered Brake Pads or ATV & dirt sintered brake pads are one EBC product that are designed with a high density sintered copper material that offer very high durability and a high resistance to water, mud, sand and are excellent at coping with all manner of off road racing conditions such as those found in ATV racing.

EBC CX Extreme™ Motocross rotors

EBC CX Extreme™ Motocross rotors
EBC CX Extreme Motocross Rotors are the latest and the greatest motocross brake disc rotor. Designed in a lightweight profiled contour, this motocross brake looks great with the vee design, they self clean as well as give great performance. Manufactured from heat treated and tempered stainless steel.



EBC Motocross MD series rotors

EBC Motocross MD series rotors
Motocross MD Series rotors are manufactured from durable and tough heat treated premium German mill rolled stainless steel in the Northampton based EBC plant.

The diamond ground surface finish is heat treated to give longer lasting performance, the type of which is of vital importance during motocross racing.



EBC Motocross Contour Rotors

EBC Motocross Contour rotors
Motocross Contour rotors are great for motocross racing as they are an ultra lightweight profiled contour series rotor ideal for OE replacement.

They are manufactured from durable heat treated stainless steel and given a zinc coat for rust prevention, making them tough and resilient in all types of terrain.



EBC Enduro Discs / Rotors

EBC EBC Enduro Discs/RotorsEBC Enduro discs / rotors are also known as the CE series. They are manufactured using top quality German mill rolled stainless steel, provide a balanced combination of chrome and carbon. This allows for perfect heat treatment to avoid cracking, keeps off any rusting and offers high strength.

Designed in contour profile, these discs are lightweight, offer great performance, longevity and provide resistance to mud in off-road conditions because of the lack of vent holes in the pad sweep area.


EBC Brakes Oversize MX Disc / Rotors

EBC Oversize MX Disc / Rotors
EBC Brakes Oversize MX Disc Rotors are fully floating with 280mm optimum diameter. Fully floating rotors are perfect for motocross racing as the rotors resist warping better and handle heat loads more efficiently. They are British laser profiled and built with precision engineering and are lightweight with a contoured profile rotor blade that aids self cleaning outside profiled curves.

The rotor blade is manufactured from German mill rolled stainless steel and the centre hub is decorated with the EBC logo that looks great on any bike.


EBC Brakes Supermotard Contour Rotor Kit

EBC Supermotard Contour Rotor KitEBC Supermotard Contour Rotor Kits are designed to be easy to install on a standard caliper using the relocation bracket provided.

The disc comes complete with the patented ‘Square Dive’ button system to enhance brake performance by eliminating distortion and preventing rivet lock up. These discs are strong in structure and also ultra lightweight.


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