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Justin Roberts and Nicole Drought are competing in MSVT’s Trackday Championship and Trackday Trophy

Justin Roberts and Nicole Drought are sharing the seat of their EP3 Honda Civic Type R race car this year in both the MSVT Trackday Championship and MSVT Trackday Trophy.

The duo has been running an EBC Brakes Racing Apollo Big Brake Kit for some time now, which was recently upgraded with the firm’s SR-11™ sintered endurance race pads – components which have helped then yield some great results in recent years.

The first race of 2024 took place at Derbyshire’s Donington Park, where the duo achieved podiums and race wins – setting the tone for another potentially very successful year.

You can read how they got in in the team’s own words below.

“Justin Roberts and Nicole Drought had a successful first race weekend of 2024 as their duo of MSVT race series kicked off at Donington Park last weekend.

“Driving Roberts’ EBC Brakes Racing Apollo Big Brake Kit-equipped Honda Civic EP3 Type R, the duo qualified third of the 35-strong Trackday Championship grid on the opening day of the two-day meeting.

“After 45 minutes of furious racing, the Civic crossed the line in third, with the delighted pair taking a podium finish to open their 2024 racing account.”

“On Sunday, this time competing in the Trackday Trophy series, they qualified fourth but Drought was boxed out and pushed wide at the start, dropping the Irish driver to seventh.

“Revelling in the performance of the SR-11™ sintered pads, she fought back up to fourth with some late braking manoeuvres, and was challenging for third when an early safety car intervention sent her into the pits.

“After a perfectly timed pit stop, Roberts was back in the driving seat and once all the pit stops were complete, he was in a strong fourth place. Charging forward, he quickly dispatched the third and second-place runners before setting off in pursuit of the race leader. Cruel luck was to strike the leader though, as his BMW developed a misfire, meaning he was defenceless as the EBC-liveried Civic charged by to take the lead.

“With the race supporting the popular GT Cup series, there was a large crowd in attendance and Roberts took the chequered flag almost eight seconds ahead of his closest challenger.

“The EBC Brakes Honda Civic will be back on track at Brands Hatch on the 18/19 of May to chase more silverware at the famous Kent venue.”

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SR-11™ Endurance Pads

A medium-friction sintered endurance motorsport compound that’s targeted for front of street base cars where high ABS effect exists on the car or for the front and rear of race cars with bias controls.

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Apollo Balanced Big Brake Kit

EBC Brakes’ new Balanced Big Brake Kits represent the ultimate upgrade in braking performance, offering significant reductions in stopping distances whether used on road or on track.

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