EBC racers flying high with motorcycle brakes for racing photo
EBC racers flying high with motorcycle brakes for racing

As the race season hots up EBC racers are flying high and achieving top results with high performance and super grippy GPFAX motorcycle brakes for racing. Here are the latest race reports from a selection of our talented racers:

Photo - Winner Kyle Smith on the podium
CIA Landlord Insurance Honda

The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda racing team have a lot to smile about after this weekends racing when Kyle Smith gave them their first win of the season. The conditions on the day were very difficult when heavy rain started to pour down in the middle of the race. Kyle was in 6th position when the rain started, forcing the officials to stop the race with a red flag and re-start with now wet track surfaces.

Even though the other racers were struggling in the slippery conditions, Kyle came across as confident and skilful finishing the race in first place just 0.8 seconds ahead of Gino Rea following an exciting last lap podium battle which saw him fight off Sofuoglu, the reigning World Supersport Champion.

Kyle Smith quoted:

Photo - Kyle Smith in action!It was a difficult race. I’ve had good pace in the wet all weekend but today the track was much more slippery. The last two laps felt a lot better, I had to work for the win. I am really happy for myself and the team, it’s great to be on the top step.



Stefan Hill

Photo - Stefan hill in action!Stefan Hill was having a good run when he managed to gain 12th position but slid off his bike due to the tricky conditions finally finishing the race in 30th place.





Hikari Okubo and Christoffer Bergman

Photo - Hikari Okubo in actionAlso had problems in the difficult wet conditions although Hikari was unfamiliar with the circuit and for Christoffer it was the first time racing on his bike within the team. The guys gained some important experience over the weekend although they finished in 24th and 25th positions.




CIA Landlord Insurance Honda Team Manager Simon Buckmaster quoted:

An absolutely fantastic job by Kyle and the entire team. I’m so pleased for Kyle, his crew Stu Millen, Matia Roli and the whole team for all the hard work they have put in. This win now puts Kyle third in the Championship, we will continue to work hard and push from here.

Stefan has shown he has potential this weekend and I am sure he will continue to improve. Hikari has to learn many tracks this year and the difficult conditions here at Assen didn’t help but he is gaining experience as the season progresses.

Christoffer has done a good job his first time with the team, he is a good guy to work with and I am confident the points will come soon.

Photo - Kyle Smith wins the day of racing

The CIA Landlord Insurance Honda team are delighted with Kyle’s win and are looking forward to the next round in Imola in a couple of weeks time.

Full race report here: http://www.cia-landlords.co.uk/latestnews/cialandlordsinsurancehondanewsstory/nid/1769.aspx

Race Result

1. Kyle Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda 6 laps

2. Gino Rea +0.831s

3. Kenan Sofuoglu +2.424s

4. Randy Krummenacher +8.255s

5. Alex Baldolini +26.801s

6. Ilya Mikhalchik +36.940s*

7. Ayrton Badovini +42.670s

8. Axel Bassani +42.971s*

9. Ondrej Jezek +44.025s

10. Christian Gamarino +44.321s

24. Hikari Okubo CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +76.278s

25. Christoffer Bergman CIA Landlord Insurance Honda+78.937s

30. Stefan Hill CIA Landlord Insurance Honda +1 lap

Championship Standings

R. Krummenacher 71
K. Sofuoglu 61
K. Smith CIA Landlord Insurance Honda 41
J. Cluzel 38
G. Rea 36
F. Caricasulo 34
A. Baldolini 31
P. Jacobsen 27
C. Gamarino 25
N. Terol 24

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Photo - Kyle Smith celebrating his win


Photo - Broderick Whitmore-Wilson in action!
Broderick Whitmore-Wilson

Newly assisted racer Broderick Whitmore-Wilson is a talented young rider who has his own double page spread in every Fast Bikes Magazine issue whom he races for. He won every single round of the No Limits Open 600 Endurance Championship in 2015, in what was his first ever year on a road bike. He also won several sprint races and this year is riding with Moto Breakers Kawasaki on a ZX-6R that is equipped with GPFAX brake pads. The plan his team has for him is to step up to the British Supersport Cup by the Cadwell Park round, but in the meantime he’ll be contesting for the No Limits Pirelli 600 Cup championship.

Strong start to season for Broderick by Bruce Broderick

Team Fast Bikes racer Broderick Whitmore-Wilson kicked off his 2016 racing campaign with a large haul of points at Oulton Park circuit over the bank holiday. The 22 year old, who’s racing in the No Limits Racing Pirelli 600 Cup on a Kawasaki ZX-6R, made an impact from the get-go by qualifying 2nd at the two day event in Cheshire.

Race one saw a guaranteed podium slip through his fingers on the last lap, but a fourth place finish amongst a grid of 40 riders still brought a smile to the agricultural contractor’s face.

Race two was even more exciting when Broderick took the lead and set the fastest lap of the meeting in the process, before slipping off his bike on the last lap. Bruised but buoyant, the third and final race saw Broderick once more take the lead from lap five of the 10-lap encounter, before being relegated back to second at the last corner on the last lap. “I’ve had a great weekend”, told Broderick. “I know I’ve got the speed to win and my sights are already firmly set on securing the championship. Crashing out of the lead was unfortunate, but I’ve learned from it and I won’t be making that same mistake again. I can’t wait to get out there again.” Broderick’s next race is at Snetterton circuit in Norfolk on the 16/17 April.


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Cormac Conroy

Following last years successful racing season including three overall wins, Cormac Conroy continued in the same style at the opening round of the CRMC Championship at Pembrey Circuit in Wales and achieved an almost perfect start to the season with seven wins, a second place from eight races. Cormac is equipped with GPFAX race only brake pads on his Brendan Ryan BSA 750 & 930 machines.

The opening round of the CRMC Championship was held at Pembrey Circuit in Wales last weekend. Cormac was competing in a total of eight races over two days on the Brendan Ryan BSA 750 & 930 machines.

Here is Cormac’s latest race report:

Saturday was a wet and windy day with very tricky track conditions. Cormac’s first race of the day was the Classic 1300cc which he was second across the line but winning his class. Delighted to start the season with a win he followed it with two more wins in the Formula 750 class and finished the day with another win in the Classic 1300cc.

Sunday saw an improvement in the weather and first race of the morning would be the National 1300cc. With the track drying the team decided to fit new tyres to the bike before the race, but this proved to be the wrong decision as another rain shower just before the start of the race meant Cormac would be trying to “scrub in” new tyres on a wet track. After the first lap Cormac was down to 7th place and 3rd in Class but managed to claw back a couple of places and finish the race 2nd in class but disappointed he and the team chose the wrong time to change tyres. With three races left and the track drying out Cormac put on a determined display to win all three races, completing almost a perfect start to the season with seven wins & a second place from eight races.

Next up for Cormac is FIM Europe Classic Endurance at the Circuit Paul Ricard in France, with ‘Team Classic Racer Nice’ over the weekend 15th-17th April where hopefully the sun will be shining!

Thanks again for the generous support of EBC Brakes

Photo - Cormac Conroy in action!


Photo - Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon Jeacock

The iconic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit held the opening round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship with Black Horse. It was a weekend of highs and lows for the Geo E Davies Racing BMW team with Jeacock clinching a points finish showing the potential of the team and rider for the coming season.

Free practice was run on a damp track so the team decided not to run and risk damaging machine and rider as they had two qualifying sessions to come. Leon qualified a competitive ninth place on a drying track and was aiming to improve his position in the second session. As the times tumbled in qualifying two, Leon claimed a top ten place on the grid, a great result from the limited track time due to poor weather conditions.

Starting from tenth on the grid he made a strong start and tagged onto the tail end of the leading group of riders. Getting embroiled in the melee Jeacock dropped a couple of places mid race but came back strong and climbed a number of places to finish a creditable 12th resulting in some early season points on the board.

Speaking after Jeacock said:

Overall we had a great weekend even with the bad weather messing up free practice and qualifying one. We were on the back foot for qualifying two, but in the circumstances I was very happy to qualify tenth and finish twelfth in the race. With data we recorded we can now aim to move forward at the next round.

I want to thank the teams’ sponsors EBC Brakes, without their help and support we couldn’t achieve our results.

Photo - Leon Jeacock in action!


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More information on EBC motorcycle brakes for racing:

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!

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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.

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