The Royal Air Force Classic Motorcycle Race Team is made up of current and veteran RAF personnel, currently competing in the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club [CMRC] series.
Throughout its successful three decades of existence, the team has grown to (and remains at) around 10 competitors, with the bikes involved throughout the years varying greatly.
A few years back, for example, there were no less than nine 250cc bikes in action in the Air-Cooled class, some of which have since been replaced by Honda VFR750s – with five of these expected to compete for the remainder of 2020.
Pictured (right) are five of the ten current competitors in the RAF Classic Motorcycle Race Team: Dave Williams, Andy Green, Jon Brown, Symon Woodward and Paul Kirby.
For many years, this outfit has been proudly supported by EBC Brakes. The disc brake-clad motorcycles used are equipped with EBC’s GPFAX race pads and floating MC discs, allowing relatively old brake caliper technology to perform on track like modern braking systems.
The CMRC race season returned to action post-lockdown on 11-12 July at Cadwell Park, with a number of other races set for the remainder of the year. Be sure to catch the team and their retro-liveried bikes at a race near you soon.
Below are some of the team’s thoughts on the EBC products used on track.
“The GPFAX pads have not only given me an edge throughout the seasons, but also when I really needed the reliability and feel to get me out of a situation when I out-braked myself into a hairpin whilst road racing on the continent on an unforgiving circuit…” – Andy Green
“Last year’s eventful season was made better by our sponsor, EBC Brakes. This kit is awesome, even on a heavy bike like the XJ – they give you control on the slower corners and so much confidence on long straights. Greatly appreciated.” – Jon Brown
“My TZ has been a labour of love so far with most of the original parts being replaced or upgraded, the most noticeable upgrade being the EBC Brakes discs and pads. To actually have marshalls tell you how good you are ‘on the brakes’ speaks volumes!” – Paul Kirby