High Hopes For Kawasaki’s High Fliers
June 7, 2011
WSS, Misano, Republic of San Marino, 7 June 2011 - After a break in race action since Monza at the beginning of May neither Broc Parkes nor David Salom have had a WSS round to compete in - but Misano will see them return to race action afresh.
Only the Superbike World championship class made the long haul to Miller Motorsports Park recently but the Provec Motocard.com WSS team has been continuing with the overall race development programme, designed to help Broc and David towards greater success.
A recent development session at the team’s designated test track of Motorland Aragon will stand them in good stead for the Spanish WSS round when it takes place there between 17 and 19 June, but the tests have also delivered improvements which will count at Misano.
Parkes has also spent some time recently staying fit and sharp at his team’s base near Barcelona by training and riding Supermotard machinery, while Salom has continued his fitness programme at home in Mallorca.
The immediate aim for both official riders at Misano is simple; to peg back the championship lead enjoyed by Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa. Broc is currently third, only ten points from the joint leaders, while David is fifth, equal on points with the fourth placed rider.
In the Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki Team Massimo Roccoli is now ranked eighth in the championship fight and is about to race at his favourite circuit of all, Misano. His team-mate and fellow Italian Vittorio Iannuzzo is 12th in the standings after Monza.
Broc Parkes: “We had a good break from racing and then a good test at Aragon where we got to try lots of things on the bike. We worked on a few different suspension and engine settings so we had quite a lot to test. I have been staying in Barcelona with the team for a while, doing a lot of Supermoto riding and motocross, just keeping active. I feel 100% again now and I have been doing a lot of cycling and training. I really like Misano, I’ve had some good results there in the past and I love this time of year when summer is really starting in Europe.”
David Salom: “After our test in Aragon I think we are in good shape. We had a positive test and tried new suspension and engine settings. It was a good time to have a track session. Misano, for me, is a happy circuit. It has bumps but that is no problem for me. In fact I would say it is a strong circuit for us, with a lot of corners and I think for the bike and me it could work out well.”