Solid season start for Natalie Kane using EBC motocross brakes image

Solid season start for Natalie Kane using EBC motocross brakes

Newly sponsored EBC racer Natalie Kane has had a solid start to the 2016 Women’s Motocross World Championship season at the Losail Circuit in Qatar recently using EBC motocross brake pads and discs.


During the 2016 Women’s World Championship racing season, Natalie will be using EBC motocross brakes such as Carbon X or TT brake pads, MXS series brake pads, Motocross Contour discs or CX Extreme™ Motocross discs on her KTM motocross bike.


Here is the first race report from Natalie:

The 2016 Season has finally started for me this weekend with the first round of the Women’s World Championship at The Losail Circuit in Qatar.

Natalie Kane photoI knew coming into the round I was behind on my preparation compared to the other girls as I had not been able to leave Sweden and ride in countries better for off season training or the harder packed ground. The goal was to go there, get as much points as possible, leave injury free and know what we have to work on to be up there at the front.
Friday warm up I had the eighth fastest time but I was not too worried about the position, for me it was a good time to change the bike set up to as best as possible, but I was still struggling to feel comfortable by the end of that session.

Next up was timed qualifying, but again I was in and out changing stuff and just decided for a top 10 position so I had still a good gate pick in which I ended up ninth, but was starting to feel a better flow on the track.

Saturday Warm up – I again used the warm up to just ride the track, keep trying to work on a better flow and get get some of the jumps done that I had not attempted yet, which worked good. I was feeling a little more confident for the races.

Natalie Kane's KTM equipped with EBC motocross brakes imageRace 1 – This was the first race for me in months so I was feeling very nervous which didn’t help me out of the gate, as I was 11th on lap one, but I pushed hard at the start, made my way into sixth and settled for that position as I had arm pump and was still not feeling 100% with the track.

Race 2 – When I got out the gate in fourth, I just was not feeling too good to run the same speed of the top girls and started to lose time behind them after lap four dropping to fifth, but then I had made a good gap between myself and sixth so I was able to ride my own race until I got a problem with my air front causing me to slow down, so I lost another position. I finished in sixth again.

Top five is what I wanted but struggling as much as I was and just feeling very uncomfortable with the track I am still happy with two sixth positions. I feel we did make some good changes on the bike that I am happy about and made progress every time I was out on track. For me I think it was a good solid start with a lot of positives still and I know what I need to work on before the next round to be better. I will be working hard these next weeks leading up to the second round in Valkenswaard (Holland) and I hope to be battling up front again.

I appreciate all the help and support a lot!


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More EBC Brakes Product Information:

MXS motocross brake pads image

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. Read more about MXS Series Race Pads here.


Carbon-X brake pads imageEBC Carbon X or TT Brake Pads

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.

Read more about Carbon X or TT Brake Pads here!


MotocrossMotocross contour disk image 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.


Read more about Motocross Contour Rotors here!


CX Extreme disc imageEBC CX Extreme Motocross Rotors

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.

Read more about CX Extreme™ Rotors here!


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