Chris Jones achieved two silvers and one gold finish at the Croft round of the championship
Using EBC Brakes Racing’s RP-X™ motorsport brake pads for the latter half of the 2021 season helped Chris Jones to propel his Ford Fiesta ST150 to an outright victory in that year’s ST-XR Challenge championship, beating all faster classes in the process.
Jones most recently headed to the North Yorkshire-based Croft Circuit for the latest round, where a podium finish was waiting for him in all three races of the triple-header held across the weekend.
Jones explains how it all panned out below in his own words.
“We were back out again in the EBC Brakes Racing-supported Fiesta ST Challenge car, equipped with RP-X™ pads for a triple header at Croft Circuit.
“With testing on the Friday going well and going over 1.2 seconds quicker than last year, I was looking forward to qualifying and the races.
“With times swapping between myself and the eventual pole sitter, I finished qualifying in 2nd, but still on the front row.”
“During Race 1, a good start got me in the lead but running side-by-side through the chicane I dropped to second and a safety car disrupted the race, meaning I finished 2nd.
“Race 2 was much better; with another brilliant start, I got my head down and tried to make a break from the pack. Holding the lead for the entire race and taking another 1st place for the year.
“Race 3 was 20 minutes long and was epic – going side-by-side off the start, the race-long battle ended with me in a close 2nd place but with the fastest lap and a large gap to 3rd place while still racing hard. The RP-X™ pads were still as good as ever.
“The brakes are still performing brilliantly as they have all year. We go into the final round in a few weeks’ time, so watch this space…”
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™.