Maria Costello MBE in action!

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Superbike riders gain consistent results with EBC racing brakes

Here are the latest race reports from some of EBC’s assisted superbike riders who are gaining consistent results with EBC racing brakes. Please read and enjoy reports from Maria Costello MBE, Leon Jeacock, Harry Phillips, George Stanley & Matt Rees.

Maria Costello

The 2016 road racing season opened for Maria Costello recently when she competed in the Cookstown 100 road races in Northern Ireland. Equipped with EBC GPFAX brake pads Maria managed to make a clean sweep of top ten finishes in the Supertwins race on her Kawasaki ER6 supertwin. Maria gained some consistent results when she finished in a competitive 11th place.

Maria’s next racing event will be the Vauxhall International North West 200 – 8th to 14th May.

I’m actually really happy with this finish. My qualifying times are two seconds faster than when I rode here in 2014 and it’s the first time the bike and I have turned a wheel since last year’s Ulster Grand Prix – so this has been a great shake down before we head to the super fast International Northwest 200, which starts next week.

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Leon Jeacock in action!

Leon Jeacock

Leon Jeacock has been racing in round two of the Pirelli National Superstock1000 Championship at Oulton Park in Cheshire on his superbike equipped with GPFAX brake pads. This proved to be a tough race for Leon as he was not only suffering from an illness he came down with the night before but also unluckily was pushed out onto the sodden outer edge of the track after a midpack tussle at the first corner. Using some skilful manoeuvring, Leon went about moving up  from 35th position to cross the finish line in 16th position.

Leon Jeacock in action!I am happy after the weekend I had to come through with the result I did especially after being pushed out wide onto the dirty wet part of the track at the first corner, we showed great pace and the BMW was awesome. It’s been a great team effort in trying conditions.

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Harry Phillips in action!
Harry Phillips

Superbike racer Harry Phillips from Dirty Harry Racing has sent on his latest race report for Snetterton where he has achieved consistent results using EBC GPFAX race only brake pads.

Snetterton 2016 Race Report

Unfortunately I had to borrow a bike due to my race bike blowing up at the last round (Donnington Park)!  Therefore the whole weekend was really just a damage limitation and a chance to get some seat time that I have rarely been getting due to a poorly working motorcycle.

I qualified a respectable 14th and personally knew I was able to run with the riders in front of me.

Race 1 – I had a massive jump start which resulted in a 20 second penalty. Shortly after leaving the line I thought I had suffered a rear flat tyre and fell through the pack but shortly realised it wasn’t. So I then finished in 12th.

Race 2 – Was a good improvement even though my result didn’t improve, I definitely felt better on the bike with a new set-up on the suspension. I finished 13th.

Race 3 – This was another good race, however, the tyres on the bike were old and needed replacing but with it being a borrowed bike we decided against it so this easily put valuable time on my lap times, however I persevered and finished 12th.

Race 4 – Before the race was a downpour of rain which cleared up and made room for a panic of changing from wets to dry. We managed the change in time but was unable to have the warmers on for the time we usually do, giving me colder tyres than usual. So for the first few laps I had to leave a margin of error to account for the used cold tyres. Further into the race I was slowly gaining on the rider in front of me but with laps running out and backmarkers slowing me down I was unable to make the pass.  Above all this I was still able to finish 13th.

Thank you EBC Brakes for the help and support towards my racing. Hopefully now my bike is getting fixed I will be able to do myself justice in the rounds to come!

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George Stanley on the podium.
George Stanley

George Stanley has sent on his report of Round Two at Oulton Park of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 in which he used GPFAX race only brake pads to race.


Round two of Pirelli National Superstock 600 at Oulton Park was both a successful and unsuccessful weekend for me. Free practice one on Saturday morning was both wet and dry track conditions which put me back to 13th fastest. Qualifying session one on Saturday afternoon was a decent session for me, we went out on a  drying track, however, being on wet tyres put me back into 9th position.

Qualifying session two on Sunday afternoon was both wet and dry conditions which meant that I wasn’t able to put in a faster lap time, ending up qualifying 13th.

Monday morning was a fully dry warm up where I was 3rd fastest, due to a dry track on a full set of dry tyres. Our race took place on Monday afternoon, the track conditions were fully dry and due to the heavy rain, we were left to wait on the grid until it became less dangerous racing conditions. We were given two warm up laps and a nine lap race, as the track was fully wet and the weather was cold and wet, I was unable to finish at a higher position than my qualifying.

For the whole duration of the race, I remained in a solid 13th position, which meant that I finished within the points. Having not finished at a podium level like Silverstone, I am currently in 7th position within the championship. However, I am looking forward to Brands Hatch, aiming for a top three finish.

I would like to say a massive thank you to EBC Brakes for sponsoring me with brake pads throughout the 2015 and 2016 season, I am very thankful for the continued support and help throughout the racing season.
Many thanks, George Stanley.


Matthew Rees geared up for the North West 200 2016
Matthew Rees

Matthew Rees raced recently and safely with EBC racing brakes fitted on his superbike in the Vauxhall International 2016 North West 200 where he gained consistent results in what was a highly competitive and often dangerous race.


More EBC superbike racing brakes information:

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!

floating-discs-fullFloating MC Rotors

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.

Read more about Floating MC Rotors here!

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