Cormac Conroy at Oschersleben

Mechanical troubles precede a podium position for Cormac Conroy in Oschersleben, Germany.

Cormac rides with EBC organic motorcycle brake pads and floating MC rotors for their high-performance.

Oschersleben, Germany was the venue for the third round of the European Endurance Legends Championship. Cormac Conroy was back in action with ‘Team Classic Racer Nice’ onboard the French team’s P&M Kawasaki. He was joined by teammates Patrick Banfield and George Hogton-Rusling.

The team traveled to Germany, confident that they could get another good result following their win at Donnington. The feature events of German Speed Week are the Endurance World Championship 8-hour race and the European Endurance Legends Championship 4-hour race.

Cormac and the team used the free practice time to familiarise themselves with the track. During first qualifying in the afternoon Cormac was on the track when the bike suffered a gearbox failure. The team worked late into the night rebuilding the engine. The work was completed just in time for morning warm up which was the last chance to test the bike before the race started at 16:00. They were now on the back foot, having missed a lot of track time and most of the qualifying sessions.

The team sat down to discuss race strategy and figure out what options they had. It was decided that Cormac would start the race with the maximum fuel load and try make it to the one-hour mark, a tall order in the intense heat. George would then take over at the first pit stop to complete the next hour, followed by Patrick. That would take them past the half way mark, where they could re-assess the situation.

At 16:00 the National Flag dropped, and the race was on. A rapid start from Cormac saw him progress from 38th on the grid to 12th by lap five. Unfortunately, the plan fell apart just three laps later when the clutch failed: a legacy issue from the gearbox failure the day before. Cormac managed to get the bike back to the garage and the team immediately started to work on the repairs. In total over an hour was lost in the pits but the bike was up and running again, although they were now in last place.

George took to the track and continued the press for the next hour before Patrick took over for the final stint. They fought hard to finish the race, sadly scoring no Championship points in the end. Although disappointed with the result, the team were happy with the outstanding effort, commitment and the ‘never-give-up’ attitude of every member.

The highlight of the weekend was still ahead of them however, as there was a non-championship one-hour endurance race still to come. Cormac and Patrick were entered for the event in the hope they could salvage something from the weekend. The plan was simple: Cormac would do the first 30 minutes with a full fuel load and a quick pit stop from Patrick would complete the race without the need to refuel. After a flawless race and a perfect pit stop, they crossed the line in 1st place, very happy to finish the weekend standing on the top step of the podium.

Cormac Conroy at Oschersleben
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EBC GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads

EBC GPFAX Sintered Road Race 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.

EBC EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads

EBC EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads

The USA-made EBC Brakes EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday Pads are premium long life street pads with improved fade resistance and heat cycling, and improved noise characteristics. EPFA is a great pad for heavy streetbikes, cruisers and faster superbikes as well as intermittent track use.

The compound is based on the EBC Brakes™ top selling Double-H™ sintered material with extra friction stabilising additives for improved brake effect and heat cycling.

EBC Organic Motorcycle Brakes

EBC Organic Brake PadEBC Brakes Organic motorcycle brake pads are OE quality and manufactured in the UK using high technology ECO friendly brake pad compounds that deliver fingertip stopping power.

With over 40 million sets sold worldwide, the E327 grade organic compound has been a high selling EBC product for over 15 years and is suitable for all road bikes and scooters.

EBC Floating MC Rotors

EBC Contour Floating Disc RotorX and XC Floating MC rotors are the lightest rotors you can buy, they will eliminate all your vibration problems and last longer than conventional rotors using round button technology.

Both designs further reduce weight by using only six drive buttons. This further reduces the unit weight by up to 300 grammes.

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