There were mixed emotions and mixed fortunes for all of the Eazi-Grip™ sponsored riders at Snetterton. Honda Racing Team’s Jason O’Halloran had his first win on board his Honda Fireblade while Dan Linfoot had 2 second place finishes moving them to 3rd and 4th in the Championship respectively.
Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon fought through a tough weekend after injuring his index finger earlier in the week. The ever changing weather and an incident in Race 1 caused the Stockport rider to finish just out of the points in 19th. The red flagged Race 2 saw Iddon climb through the field to finish the race in 6th after starting the race in 14th. Christian Iddon leaves the Norfolk circuit 5th in the Championship ahead of the next round at Thruxton.
The Quattro Plant Kawasaki team of Luke Mossey and Filip Backlund had a weekend of up and downs with Mossey crashing out in the early laps of Q1 and Backlund making progress having a strong qualifying performance and making it into Q2 for the first time this season. Race 1 saw Mossey finish the 16 lap race in 7th after starting from 28th on the grid while Filip Backlund gained his first points of the season in 15th. Mossey was on course for another strong finish when in Race 2 he had a braking issue causing him to run off track finishing the race in 13th. Team-mate Backlund finished the hard fought Race 2 in 18th. Luke Mossey is currently 10th in the Championship.
Snetterton proved a positive weekend for the Eazi-Grip™ team who are pleased to extend sponsorship to the THM ePayMe Yamaha team. The THM Motorsport will be using Eazi-Guard™ to protect their R1’s at Thruxton. Also back on board this season is Howie Mainwaring Smart of Smiths Racing BMW. We look forward to Round 6 of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Thruxton, July 22-24.
Sponsored Teams include:
Anvil Hire TAG Racing
Buildbase BMW Motorrad
Lloyds British Moto Rapido
Quattro Plant Kawasaki
Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve
With the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT road races fast approaching, Eazi-Grip & Eazi-Guard sponsored John McGuinness and Conor Cummins have been in action this week with a two-day test at Castle Combe in Wiltshire, in preparation for the start of their road-racing season.
The first day of the test saw the Honda squad greeted with mixed weather conditions, but in-between the snow and rain showers the team were able to gain good track time. Wednesday saw a full day on trac…k, where McGuinness and Cummins were able to try different settings on their Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP machines.
Working closely with Dunlop throughout the two days both riders tested different tyre compounds, electronics and suspension options to fine-tune settings for the forthcoming North West 200 (10-14 May).
The Castle Combe outing is one of many official Honda tests this year that has seen McGuinness reunited with his 2015 Senior TT winning Fireblade and the circuit gives a good direction for road racing tests, due to its bumpy nature. The ‘Morecambe Missile’ proved he is still the man to beat at the TT on the CBR, after smashing the outright Senior lap record with an 132.701mph lap last year.
Team-mate Cummins enjoyed being back aboard his Fireblade working through different settings and had consistent lap times at the 1.85-mile circuit. The Manxman has enjoyed previous success at the North West 200, where in 2014 he was on the Superbike podium and hopes to be again this year.
The 2016 North West 200 takes place in two weeks time on 10-14 May, which sees McGuinness and Cummins competing for Honda Racing in the two Superbike races on Saturday 14 May. The NW200 is one of the world’s fastest road races and the 8.970-mile course forms a triangle between the Northern Irish coastal towns of Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart.
Long term customer Luke Billington seen here having his CBR1000RR in to have Eazi-Guard stone chip protection fitted. Luke has been using Eazi-Grip tank grips for the last few Years on his 2 x ZX10R’s, Triumph Daytona 675 & his current CBR100RR and always gives us exceptional feedback on our products.
Tuesday of this week was spent at HRC in Louth, creating Eazi-Guard design templates for the BSB Racebikes and the bikes being campaigned on the roads this coming season. As can be seen from the fairings from last Year, the Road bikes in particular, take a real beating and the addition of Eazi-Guard Stone Chip Protection kits will save on costly replacements and repairs, to fairings, forks, screens and belly pans.
In addition to providing Eazi-Guard stone chip protection, we will also be providing Eazi-Grip tank grips for both teams.
In association with Forbikes S.R.L. we are pleased to be sponsoring the Yamaha Europe R3 and R125 cup in Italy this season, protecting the bikes with Eazi-Guard stone chip kits and providing the riders with Eazi-Grip tank grips for maximum performance.
With pre-season testing underway in Italy, Eazi-Guard™ stone chip protection has been fitted to the MV Agusta F3 675 for MV Agusta Reparto Corse, ridden in World Supersport by French Grand Prix motorcycle road racer Jules Cluzel.
Congratulations to Eazi-Grip™ sponsored Josh Brookes and the Milwaukee Yamaha team on winning the BSB Superbike Championship in 2015. We continue our sponsorship with Josh as he makes his move to World Superbike, providing the team with Eazi-Grip™ tank grips and Eazi-Guard™ Stone Chip Protection for the BMW S1000RR
Multiple BSB championship winners Shaun Muir Racing has signed a three-year title sponsorship deal with Milwaukee Power Tools as it prepares to step up to WSBK next season with BMW. The agreement comes after lengthy negotiations with several manufacturers which resulted in SMR parting company with Yamaha to start a new partnership with BMW.
Brookes and Abraham will challenge on BMW S1000RRs built by SMR and it is understood the team will receive technical support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport on the engine and electronics, while the team will be responsible for development and organising the sporting and logistical aspects in an international series.
Eazi-Grip target premier class.
Having established its reputation in British Superbikes, Eazi-Grip is targeting the world’s premier race class, MotoGP, as well as Moto 2, Moto 3 and WSB.
The Leyland-based company provided tank pads for all the leading teams in BSB last year and was proud that its product helped Australian Josh Brookes lift the championship title, according to Malcolm Brassington.
Brassington said Eazi-Grip was developing a new silicon tank grip specifically f…or the higher braking forces of MotoGP and its European stockists were pressing to set up sponsorship agreements at the highest level.
Eazi-Grip had another reason for taking space in the UK Pavilion at Milan – it was the world launch of its new stone chip protection product. Eazi-Guard is made of polyurethane, and Brassington and colleagues Andy Sherlock and Joe Walton were teaming up to demonstrate the strength of the film, as our picture shows (see below).
Having used social media to alert his 18 distributors – in the UK, Australia, the US, Japan and the Far East, the Middle East and Europe, which average 500 dealers, with 3000 retailers in Japan – Brassington reported “plenty of interest” in Eazi-Guard, with 15 to 20 enquiries from potential new customers.
“Eazi-Guard is virtually invisible when applied to the bike,” said Brassington. “We have 30 bike-specific kits, which will expand to 120 by the summer.
“It’s also available in a universal kit that the customer can cut to shape themselves or fit around panniers, to chassis rails or to the swing-arm.”
The universal kit costs from £47.99 and bike specific packages start at £49.99.
Eazi-Grip tank pads start at £17.99, with sheets starting at £22.99 and bike specific grips at £25.99.
Brassington was able to use his visit to Milan to measure up five or six new bike models to allow the manufacture of his products.
Eazi-Grip™ and Eazi-Guard™ are now manufactured to UKAS accredited ISO9001 quality management systems.
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Great pleasure to have Buildbase BMW, British super bikes and road racing teams on board. Also having the Grips on all Micheal Dunlops TT winning bikes!