EBC-equipped female rider talks us through her impressive past and ambitious future plans

14-year-old Jayda Howe has been obsessed with all things two wheels since a very young age. Proving herself on the competitive circuit over the past few years, she currently competes in the Superteens class of the British Thundersport series on her 300cc Yamaha YZF-R3.

Jayda uses EBC Brakes’ GPFAX/Double-H pads and floating motorcycle discs. You can read more about her career so far in her own words below.

“Hi, my name is Jayda Howe and I am a 14-year-old female motorcycle racer from Ipswich in Suffolk. At the moment I’m racing in the British Thundersport series in the Superteens class on a Yamaha YZF-R3.

“It’s fair to say I come from a completely bike-mad family; if you don’t like bikes, you’re not a Howe. I guess we all inherited it from my Grandad as he used to race sidecars with his brother and were part of the bike culture.

“I personally got into bikes when I was just four years old, when my Mum and Dad bought me my first quad bike. I was instantly hooked and jumped onto a Yamaha PW50 to start on two wheels.

“I was lucky enough to join the Scott Redding Young Riders’ Academy in 2014, where I was introduced to the world of mini-moto racing. I loved riding these mini bikes and my Grandad bought me my very own GRC mini-moto, so I could go racing. We were all set to compete in the winter championship that year, but sadly I lost my Grandad just before the start and unfortunately he never got the chance to see me race it.”

“I started racing in the BMB Championship in 2015 and did a couple of years here before jumping over to the Cool-Fab Racing Championship in 2017 on a much better GRC-CS Racing mini-moto.

“After four years on the little bikes, I wanted more and turning 12 years old in 2019 allowed me to get my ACU licence to let me race bigger bikes on bigger tracks. I loved the experience and it was a very easy decision for me to jump straight into the Thundersport Superteens riding my Aprilia RS125 that I did my license on. My first season was very much a learning year, but it went really well and I learned a lot. I even managed to finish as the second highest 125cc in the championship.

“The RS125 was great to learn on, but I needed more speed and moved on to the Yamaha R3 for 2020. Last year was crazy, but we did get racing and I finished 13th in the championship and the second-highest female. In 2021 I want more!

“I am stuck in this class now for a little longer due to my age, but as soon as I can, I want to be moving up to the 600cc class. I was running with them on a charity event this year with my little 300cc and cannot wait to try one. In the future this is the class I want to be in and I’m keeping my target set on BSB and World Endurance stage. I have been running lots of short circuits but really am interested in giving the longer endurance races a shot, where I think when my autism kicks in I can bang in consistent laps.

“I see myself as a racer through and through, so it is probably no surprise I draw my inspiration from other racers. Scott Redding is one of my all-time heroes as he got me going but I also look up to Lewis Hamilton and Fabio Quartararo as well as female racers Maria Costello and Ana Carrasco showing that us girls can also mix it up.”

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Products mentioned:

Floating MC Rotors

X 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.

GPFAX Formula Sintered Race 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 Double-H™ Sintered Superbike Brake Pads

Double-H™ Sintered Superbike Brake Pads deliver high performance and are well known as the EBC flagship sintered streetsport brake pad. Manufactured in the US in the state-of-the-art sintering plant in Ohio, they perform well in all weather conditions be it dry or wet and have a high longevity lasting for many miles.

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