N├╝rburgring Provides A Challenge For Salom And Parkes

September 3, 2011

WSS, Nürburgring, Germany, 3 September 2011 - David Salom and Broc Parkes each had to work hard to get into the top ten at the Nürburgring circuit this weekend, as they qualified eighth and ninth respectively.

The many undulations and changes of direction at this German circuit were not easy to overcome for Broc and David, who are both still in the championship hunt as the season reaches its final quarter.

Fastest Kawasaki qualifier was Massimo Roccoli (Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki) who used all his Supersport experience to take his Ninja ZX-6R to sixth, only 0.6 seconds from pole position rider Fabien Foret. His team-mate Vittorio Iannuzzo was 17th.

David Salom: “Not too bad but two crashes in this weekend made it difficult for me and the team in qualifying. It seems very tough to find our best set-up for some reason in this circuit. I have a problem with front end feel when entering the corners. We get some chatter for some reason but we still have time to work on it in warm-up, depending on conditions. I think tomorrow there may well be rain, which changes everything. Either way we will be ready to race.”

Broc Parkes: “It was a little bit strange because we missed a little bit of time this morning in the delayed free session and with a small issue with the bike. In the final qualifying session we did not quite have the set-up to put a time in and ended up in ninth. We do not know what tomorrow will bring, it could be wet it could be dry, so we are just going to have to put together a good bike set-up and see what happens.”

Massimo Roccoli: “Top Kawasaki today is very good for us and I think it is just due to me learning the bike more and more as the season goes on. The bike works better and better as we go through the year and I feel more comfortable and can go faster.”