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Joe Burns made great recovery with EBC high performance racing brakes

Joe Burns has had an eventful weekend in the 7th round of the Superstock 1000 race when he made a great recovery after starting the race in unfavourable conditions.

Joe’s use of EBC high performance brakes gave him a great advantage on the racetrack, mainly down to the super grippy nature of the brake pads he has installed on his Kawasaki superbike. The high performance race brakes Joe has installed on his bike are GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads.

Read the race report here:

The weather forecast for the weekend was nothing short of dreadful, consequently it looked like this might be the first wet race since the 2014 season began. Following the performance at Thruxton the previous weekend, the team arrived feeling confident of being on the pace and that a good result could be achieved.

However free practice did not go to plan, the clutch problem experienced earlier in the season returned to plague Joe, causing a number of handling problems that prevented him from setting a representative time. He finished 13th fastest, 2.480 seconds off the best time set and very disappointed but also determined to understand and fix the issue.

The team were faced with a great deal of work to rebuild the bike to enable Joe to be competitive, the time required prevented running in qualifying 1, but fortunately there was confidence that Qualifying 2 would run in dry conditions so there was a chance of a good result.

All the hard work paid dividends and Joe set 6th fastest time in Q2, 0.991 off pole but 0.2 off the 3rd best time, combined Q1 and Q2 times left Joe 7th on the grid, therefore he would start from the outside of row 3.

Due to concerns about running the whole race program on the Sunday the organisers decided to run the Superstock 1000 race on the Saturday, consequently it was run in dry and bright conditions.

Joe had a poor start and dropped back into the back, however he fought back to ninth place by the end of lap 1, by lap 3 he was lying in eighth place and by lap seven he had taken seventh, a place he held until the end of the race.

After the race Joe said, “My start was awful, I fell right back to around 15th or 16th place on the first corner, but I pushed hard and by end of the first lap I had recovered to 9th, I settled down to run a competitive pace picking off two more riders by lap 7, once past these I ran at the pace of the group fighting over 3rd place, but just could not catch them. I was happy to have recovered from the problems in free practice, finishing 7th was a good result, lifting me to 10th in the championship.”

The next race takes place at Cadwell Park 25th August.


EBC make different types of motorcycle brakes to suit all riders needs, be it racing or street riding. Some of the more popular choices of brake pads include Double-H™ Sintered Superbike Pads EPFA Sintered Fast Street and Trackday PadsOrganic Motorcycle Brakes and EBC V-Pads™ Semi-sintered™ Touring Bike Pads.

See below for more product details:

GPFAX sintered race only brake pads

The new GPFAX Formula Sintered Race pads are a direct replacement of the GPFA series. This new formula is even more 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 by superbike racers.

Another benefit of the new 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 also have excellent 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!

EBC Double-H Superbike Pads™
EBC Double-H pads are the top choice of street legal brake pads you can buy for the best grip.

Made from sintered copper alloy, these brake pads benefit from the highest friction HH rating for maximum stopping power. EBC Double-H Superbike pads™ are perfect braking under all riding conditions, be it wet, dry, hot or cold. Unique stainless steel radiator plates are fitted when required to reduce heat transfer into the hydraulics of the motorbike. The double segment vented design is totally unique and keeps the pads cooler and prevents pad drag and overheat or fade.

Read more about EBC Brakes Double-H Superbike Pads™ here!

EBC V-Pads™ Semi-sintered™ Touring Bike Pads

Manufactured from an asbestos free organic material, the Semi-sintered™ V-pad™ is designed for touring and heavy duty use on motorcycle applications. Because of it’s medium high friction levels these brake pads offer an effective braking performance no matter what the operating temperature is.

This material offers minimal pad and rotor wear, stable braking and very low dusting of wheels. Containing 30% copper, the V-pad combines the benefits and “feel” of an organic pad and also feature the low heat generation and rotor galling that organics have with a life span of that of a sintered pad.

Read more about EBC V-Pads™ Semi-sintered™ Touring Bike Pads here!

EBC 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 are the perfect choice for all levels of motorcycle and are very popular with many riders who prefer the “feel” of organic pads.

Read more about EBC Organic Motorcycle Brakes here!

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