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Adam Walker attends regular track days in his heavily modified Clio 172

Keen track day attendee, Adam Walker, has been running his modified Renaultsport Clio 172 at race tracks across the country in recent years, with the car also road registered for the occasional fun weekend blast.

Recently in need of brake disc and pad upgrades all-round, Adam approached EBC Brakes to see what a suitable setup would be for this capable-yet-road-legal package.

He eventually decided to try EBC’s Bluestuff pads – a capable occasional track/club racing pad that’s now also R90 approved for road use in most territories – as well as grooved USR discs.

Following the installation of these components, it was straight to Wiltshire’s Castle Combe Circuit for a shakedown track day – a gruelling circuit on brakes which would be a great test for these new products.

With varying weather conditions throughout the day, Adam commented on the Bluestuff pad’s impressive performance. You can read his thoughts in his own words below.

“I have been running what you might class as a ‘rival’ to the Bluestuff pad for many years on my Clio, so was unsure if the EBC components would offer me any extra braking performance.

“Following a fast bed-in process, it didn’t take me long to realise that Bluestuff are indeed the next level up when it comes to on-track bite and fade resistance. I was able to stay out for more laps than I have done previously, which is particularly impressive considering how demanding Combe is as a circuit.

“The fact the pads are road legal is just the icing on the cake, allowing me to take the Clio out at weekends for fun drives with my daughters.”

Track photos: Gaisford Photographic

Bluestuff Pads

A high-friction sport and race material that now has R90 approval on almost all fitments for the EU. Ideal for fast road, track day, club racing and drift applications.

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USR Grooved Discs

Premium slotted street range designed for fast street/occasional track use. Manufactured in the UK using the highest quality G3000 grey iron rotor blanks.

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