Parkes And Salom Search For More Silverware
July 5, 2011
WSS, Brno, Czech Republic, 5 July 2011 - Broc Parkes and David Salom sit second and third in the Supersport World Championship rankings at the halfway point of the year as they now approach the Brno round looking for more podium scores.
Parkes was unfortunate to fall while leading in the last round at Motorland Aragon but he is still ranked second overall in the championship and took his first Kawasaki mounted victory at Misano just less than a month ago.
After Salom scored his first ever WSS podium at Motorland he pulled himself up to third place overall, only 14 points behind Broc. His recent success, allied to the pole position he scored at PI, have proven to David he can run at the sharp end now that he is in possession of an officially-supported Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R.
For both Kawasaki riders Brno will offer plenty of opportunities but also lots of competition, as almost 30 regular riders will be hoping for a place on the Brno grid.
Part of the regular championship line up, the Lorenzini By Leoni Kawasaki team will be hoping for another weekend like Aragon for Massimo Roccoli, who moved into eighth place with a great fourth place finish Spain. His team-mate Vittorio Iannuzzo is looking for the top ten finishes he had in the first two rounds to move him up from 15th place.
For the Supersport class, which will have only 12 rounds in 2011, Brno marks the start of the second half of the season.
Broc Parkes: “I’m really looking forward to Brno it has always been a good track for me and I really enjoy it. I was quite disappointed after Aragon but when I started to think about losing some points there I realized there is still along way to go in the championship and it is still wide open. I guess it is better to have crashed while battling for the win than to crash out of tenth position. So we are in a good situation still. This has been one of the toughest championships in WSS. There used to be just a few top guys in the past three years, but there are quite a few again and a lot more good bikes on the grid. I cannot say enough good things about our team, I have never had a team that works like this and I think this makes the big difference to the big picture. It’s both the way they work and how much they work. They seem to make my job a lot easier because they let me focus on my job. Everything is organized around you all the time.”
David Salom: “Aragon last time was a very good weekend and it gave me my first podium, so my confidence is high. It was great to take that podium in my home country and it was a good job from the team. I think it proved to us that we really can fight for the championship. Brno is a nice track for my riding style and there are no really hard braking areas, just lots of fast corners and chicanes. For our bike, this is a good track. In our post Aragon tests we tried out some new suspension parts and I was happy for this test because I think the new parts are already an improvement. We also worked on our electronics, so I hope we can see the results of all that in Brno.”