Reviews

Introducing: BMCRC Thunderbike Ultra’s Ed Watson/TEA Time Racing

EBC-equipped rider moves up the classes to the 1000cc series for 2021 Long-standing EBC-supported Ed Watson of the TEA Time Racing outfit will move into BMCRC’s larger-capacity Thunderbike Ultra class for the 2021 season, with his new 2005 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 machine. The rider was 2017’s Bemsee Rookie Minitwin runner-up, as well as being a [...]

Product Review: Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kit Installed on Mk8 Fiesta ST

Alex Vane fitted 330mm EBC Brakes Racing kit to Fiesta ST Performance Edition The EBC Brakes Racing Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kit has proven extremely popular with Ford-badged hot hatches and for good reason, with the package helping to transform these cars’ stopping power for the better. Another recent happy customer is Alex Vane here, [...]

Product Review: Double-H Sintered Pads Fitted to KTM 1190 Adventure R

High-performing friction material fitted to rear of all-terrain motorcycle to improve with pedal feel Nigel Yeatman purchased this 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R motorcycle around a year ago to fulfil his road and occasional off-road rides around the UK. Ever since collecting this impressive machine, however, he’s noticed a distinct lack of feel coming from [...]

Introducing: EBC Brakes Racing-Equipped MSVT Trackday Championship Outfit, Team Schnell

Henry Wright and Kevin Glover will run RP-1 and RP-X pads on their ex-Fiesta Championship race car Team Schnell, made up of driver duo Henry Wright and Kevin Glover, are aiming high as they once again enter the MSVT Trackday Championship race series for the 2021 season. Runners-up in the series’ ‘D’ class for 2020 [...]

Product Review: Greenstuff Pads and GD Discs – Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico

John Donnellan’s stunning rally replica sports some of EBC’s fast-road braking products The story of John Donnellan’s stunning Mk2 Ford Escort RS Mexico here is a particularly fascinating one. Purchasing the car new in July 1978, he ran it for two years before selling it in 1980. Almost instantly regretting this decision, John traced the [...]

Product Review: Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kit Tested on Tuned Mk8 Fiesta ST

Taka Inufusa’s 258bhp ‘Stage 1+’ hot hatch now has the stopping power to match the impressive performance Having run the Official Mk8 Fiesta ST Owners’ Group for the last few years, Telford-based Taka Inufusa certainly knows a thing or two about the latest Ford Fiesta ST model. One of the main talking points of this [...]

Product Review: Orangestuff Pads Tested Hard on Track in Mk3 Golf GTI

Tom Dobson’s modified hot hatch performs faultlessly with this high-performing friction material installed Avid track day enthusiast Tom Dobson, takes his beautifully maintained Mk3 VW Golf GTI out on the circuit as much as physically possible throughout the year. Looking for a reliable and great-performing brake pad when it was time for an upgrade recently, [...]

Introducing: EBC-Equipped Bell Rallycross Team

Front-running family-run outfit competes in the BMW Mini Rallycross Championship and Five Nations British Rallycross Championship The County Durham-based Bell Rallycross Team certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to the art of preparing and piloting class-leading vehicles to victory. Established in 1985 by Tony Bell, the team initially competed with classic Mini [...]

Product Review: RP-X™/Bluestuff Pads and BSD Discs Tested on VW Scirocco R

Alex Gaspa tested EBC’s high-performance products with his heavily modified hot hatch Boasting 430bhp thanks to a raft of premium hardware and software upgrades under the bonnet, Alex Gaspa’s VW Scirocco R is an impressive machine, designed for optimal driver thrills on both road and track. With Aston Martin DB9 front calipers, Alex was recently [...]

Product Review: Yellowstuff Pads Tested in Modified Abarth 695 on Road and Track

Owner of the 227bhp pocket rocket was extremely impressed with the improvements seen in braking The Abarth 695 is one of the most extreme expressions of the popular modern-day Fiat 500 platform to date, with a raft of upgrades thrown at it to make it a genuinely formidable proposition when it comes to fast road [...]