WSS Double Act Looking Forward To Silverstone
July 26, 2011
WSS, Silverstone, Great Britain, 26 July 2011 - Broc Parkes and David Salom approach the eighth round of the Supersport World Championship with confidence after a short test in Spain delivered an improved race set-up.
Broc is still second in the championship despite the misfortune of two recent no-scores, while David is only one point and two championship positions behind his team-mate.
Parkes has never been off the front row in qualifying this year and took pole at Motorland Aragon. He scored a race win at Misano and has another two podium finishes to his name so far, leaving him 36 points from the lead, on the same points total as Fabien Foret but ranked second because Broc has scored a win this season.
The first Provec Motocard.com season for Salom on the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has seen David take his first podium in the class and take pole start in Australia, but it is his good consistency of performance that has taken him to fourth.
Once again Massimo Roccoli and Vittorio Iannuzzo will compete for the Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki Team, with Roccoli now 11th in the rankings and Iannuzzo 14th.
Including Silverstone, five rounds remain in the closely contested WSS championship, but after the race in the UK there will be a month long break in race action.
Broc Parkes: “I am looking to get past the results of the previous two races and I feel a lot more confident now after we had a test in Spain last week. We had to iron out a few problems that we were having. I have just been trying to get back the bike feel I know, the good front-end feel I had. It is slowly coming back to me and it was good to have a test to try a few things we wanted to the other day. David and I both made good progress there and I am looking forward to going to England to race.”
David Salom: “Silverstone is a good circuit and it is very fast. I think one or two of the other bikes can also be fast at this track and for Chaz Davies and Brno race winner Gino Rea it is their home race. I am sure they will be good there and very motivated. We had a test at a small circuit in Spain last week and it went well. The new components we tried are very good and now we will see if we will use them at Silverstone. I am approaching this race fit and with a strong mental attitude. I’m feeling good for this race and I am certainly ready to go for more podium places this year.”