SBR Motorsport boast four leading cars equipped with the EBC Brakes Racing components
The SBR Motorsport team is made up of four drivers and four Ford Fiestas competing in the 2023 BRSCC Fiesta ST150 Challenge.
All cars are proudly equipped with EBC Brakes Racing’s acclaimed RP-X™ motorsport brake pads, with driver Sam Beckett currently leading the championship and his counterparts all securing fantastic results too.
The most recent leg of the series took the team to the fabled Cadwell Park circuit for another successful weekend’s racing, including multiple wins and countless podiums. You can read more about how it all unfolded in the team’s own words below.
“SBR Motorsport headed to the twisty and undulating circuit of Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire, for rounds 11,12,13 of the BRSCC Fiesta ST150 Challenge. With three of the four drivers participating: Sam Beckett, Chris Flynn and Dan Robinson.
“Known as the ‘UK version of the Nürburgring,’ the drivers were in for some exciting races and felt well established with the circuit after all drivers tested during the week.”
“SBR proved its strength early on into the weekend. Beckett demonstrated pace by leading the session for a number of laps until unfortunately, a red flag paused the session. Robinson then set a faster lap of 1:48.200 to take pole. The qualifying session ended with an excellent performance from all drivers – Robinson P2, Beckett P4 and Flynn in P11.”
*Podium for Robinson – P3 and Fastest Lap for Beckett*
“Excellent, close racing had by all, with all SBR Motorsport drivers locking out the Top 10!
“Both Robinson and Beckett didn’t get off to the best start dropping places, but were quick to respond and by the end of the first lap, it was Robinson in 3rd and Beckett in 4th, with both cars demonstrating good pace! With Cadwell Park being notoriously hard to pass around, it would take a lot to get the better of the lead pair and after a close fought battle, finished a respectable 3rd and 4th. Beckett cruised towards the end knowing he would extend his championship lead finishing in 4th position. Due to a technical issue, Flynn was slightly down on power during this race but finished a valiant P10, given the problem. Another strong finish for the SBR Motorsport team!”
*Podium for Beckett – P3*
“Similar to Race 1, Robinson and Beckett made reasonable starts, remaining on the bumper of the leading pair. Again, like Race 1, both cars felt held up and couldn’t really show their true speed. Braking zones were hampered dramatically causing us to brake earlier than preferred with the EBC RP- X™ pads. On Lap 5, the leaders tripped over themselves under braking which gave Robinson and Beckett chances to pounce, Robinson found himself with nowhere to go but Beckett had the better run and snatched 3rd off his teammate. Beckett now had his chance to chase the leading pair. Drawing alongside at the hairpin, but a poor exit meant 2nd place was just out of his reach. The final results for race 2 were Beckett P3, Robinson P5 and Flynn P11.”
*Podium for Beckett – P3*
“Reverse grid, with Robinson starting P2 Beckett starting P3. Unlike the first two races, Robinson launched off the line and took the lead into the first corner, now was the time for him to show the true speed and potential that both cars had been promising all weekend. The top 3 broke away from the pack, having a five-second gap by lap two. Unfortunately, Flynn continued to suffer from technical issues and retired early from the race. In the meantime, Beckett was pressuring 2nd place, pushing for the SBR Motorsport 1-2. A mistake into turn 1 pushed him onto the grass, essentially putting him out of the fight for the lead. Meanwhile Robinson firmly had his head down. But the pressure was building from the 2nd place man after Beckett could no longer wingman his teammate! The young 18-year-old kept his head and crossed the line for his first ever win! Beckett taking the well-earned final spot on the podium in P3!”
“Heading into the weekend, Sam Beckett in car #96 had managed to snatch the lead of the Championship following successful wins at the previous round at Knockhill. With two podiums and a fastest lap this weekend, excellent championship points were gained leading to a more comfortable championship lead for Beckett. With Robinson winning and taking a further podium, he too has gained some valuable championship points with him currently sitting in 4th position only 36 points off the lead.
“Our next weekend is at Croft Circuit on 16-17th September, our penultimate weekend of the season, where all SBR Motorsport drivers head into rounds 14,15 and 16 all sitting in the Top 10 of the championship!”
Photo credit: BRSCC & James Roberts Photography
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