The team is using EBC Brakes Racing’s new endurance pad in a number of race series around the UK
Jeremy Evans and Phil Hart are the drivers of the Tunbridge Wells-based Semprini Racing outfit – a team that is currently campaigning a K24-engined EP3 Honda Civic Type R across both the MSV Trackday Trophy and BRSCC Clubsport Trophy race series in the UK.
With some one-off endurance races also planned for 2023, including the BRSCC Supersport Endurance two-hour race that’s already taken place, the team decided to move from EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-1™ brake pads used for the 2022 season to the firm’s SR-11™ sintered endurance pads this year for the car’s front axle (while retaining EBC Brakes’ Bluestuff pads on the rear axle).
It’s safe to say, at this half-way stage of the year, the team is performing very well in every series its entered. You can read the summary so far in the team’s own words below.
“The Civic has already completed seven 45-minute races and a two-hour race this season, so it has worked hard these last few months. We are racing in the MSV Trackday Trophy, BRSCC Clubsport Trophy and have also taken on a BRSCC Supersport Endurance two-hour race.
“Visiting Silverstone twice, Oulton Park, Donington Park, Anglesey and Snetterton twice, we have rounds in the second half of the season back at Oulton Park, Silverstone and then rounding off at Brands Hatch at the end of October.
“With a 2nd in class, a 3rd in class and a few 4th-place finishes, we are having decent results and that elusive first class victory can’t be far away!
“Both drivers are getting more confident in the car in our second season with it. In the MSV Trackday Trophy, we are in a bunch of cars who are on each other’s pace and it comes down to who is dialled in on the day. In the BRSCC series, we are usually one of the top non-Audi TTCR cars in our class.
“We’ve been running the EBC Brakes Racing SR-11™ pads in the front after using RP-1™s last season. For such a strong pad, the feel is superb and both drivers are getting more confidence under braking and finding plenty of lap time. With Bluestuff pads in the rear, the car is superbly balanced under braking.
“We are setting faster laps when we re-visit circuits and getting on the pace quickly with new circuits, so it’s been a great start of improvements with a couple of trophies and a few 4th places to show for our efforts so far.”
SR-11™ Race and Endurance Pads
A medium-friction endurance motorsport compound that’s targeted for front of street base cars where high ABS effect exists on the car or for the front and rear of race cars with bias controls.
Bluestuff NDX Street/Motorsport Pads
Reformulated for faster bedding and reduced early life fade –our recommended entry-level race pad. Medium-plus lifetime and the choice for several seasons in BMW Cup racing.