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Rob Lewis entrusts EBC braking components in his Ford Focus ST170

For 2024, Rob Lewis is once again competing in the Modified Ford Series in his Mk1 Ford Focus ST170 (Class B).

Lewis has successfully campaigned within this championship for some years now, entrusting EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-X™ motorsport brake pads for the front axle of his race car, and EBC Brakes’ Bluestuff NDX pads on the rear axle throughout this time.

It’s been a busy year so far for the racer, who carried out a number of substantial upgrades to his car over the winter period, including a whole-new engine setup with more power now on tap.

You can read how the first three rounds have gone in his own words below.

“It’s been full-on since my season started! The new Ecoboost engine setup is working wonders in the Modified Ford Series so far.”

Round 1 – Silverstone

“This was an unknown and a chance to see where my car now stood compared to the rest of the grid. I took home 8th and 7th in class positions out of 17 (16th & 12th Overall). I knew what was needed going to round 2 but overall felt the car had processed really well since 2023. 

“The most important thing was how the brakes kept the fantastic performance with an extra 100hp and 200ft Ibs going to the wheels! Love the RP-X™ pads.”

Round 2 – Oulton Park

“Once again going into this round, I was wondering if setup improvements and map tweaks since Silverstone would push me further up the grid! Well… race 1 certainly proved that! CLASS PODIUM for 3rd in class and 7th overall – really chuffed and a testament to the car! The brakes were a huge part of this success.

“Race 2 gave me 5th in Class and 10th Overall after some scraps! Coming away with a podium really boosted my confidence heading to my ‘home’ round.”

Round 3 – Castle Combe

“This round took place on May Bank Holiday, and was planned to be a hectic 3-race day! It was certainly hectic! After a gearbox mount sheared in qualifying, I didn’t set a time so was 41st and stone dead last. 

“In race 1, I was passing cars to get to 21st overall and 8th in class before a safety car ended my charge. I geared up for a wet and shortened race 2 and went further through the grid to 19th Overall and 7th in Class. I needed more time!  

“Race 3 fell foul of curfew so only two races for the day!

“Overall I’m 4th in the class standings out of over 20 cars – consistency and finishes are paying off! 

“The next round for me is Donington Park GP on June 22-23… once again I’m looking forward to more progress and hopefully some more podiums!”

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RP-X™ Track/Race Pads

Following the hugely successful launch of RP-1™, EBC Brakes Racing increases its motorsport brake pad range with the introduction of our latest ultra-high-performance track & race material, RP-X™.

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Bluestuff NDX Brake Pads

Bluestuff NDX is a high-friction sport and race pad that now has R90 approval on almost all fitments for the EU and is therefore totally street legal. Ideal for road-going sports cars and club-level racing events.

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