Parkes On The Podium And Second In the Championship
April 17, 2011
WSS, Assen, Netherlands, 17 April 2011 - Broc Parkes and David Salom overcame several obstacles at Assen to record strong finishes on raceday, with Parkes third and Salom fifth in a twice re-started and eventually shortened race.
Broc eventually took his second podium of the year and he is now only three points from the top, in second place overall, as points leader Luca Scassa crashed out of a race won by his team-mate Chaz Davies.
Salom is now fifth overall in the points, only 16 from the leader, as he continues his push to take his first podium score of 2011.
Massimo Roccoli, from the Kawasaki Lorenzini by Leoni Team, was sixth today and moved to seventh in the standings. His team-mate Vittorio Iannuzzo fell but is still inside the top 12 championship positions.
Broc Parkes: “I was a little bit fortunate that some other riders went out but I was unlucky to be bumped wide in the first turn, so it was just luck coming back my way. I am second in the championship and only three points from first, so it is like the season just started again. We have learned some things to take from this weekend to Monza and the team is always working on new things, so we can look forward to that. We improved the bike every day here and I had the pace so we scored a podium and got some good points again.”
David Salom: “A very confusing day but a good race. My start was good the first time but it did not count and in the second and third starts it was no good. I had some work to do to. I think I was in about 14th place in the first lap of the real race but when I got behind Broc he passed rider after rider and I got up to fifth place. My lap times were good and a top five was not so bad. We overcame some problems that we had in practice and I was happy to be able to make a pass on another rider in the last corner to make it into the top five."
WSS Results of Assen
1. Chaz Davies Yamaha YZF R6
2. Fabien Foret Honda
3. Broc Parkes Kawasaki ZX-6R
4. Robbin Harms Honda
5. David Slalom Kawasaki ZX-6R
WSS standings after Assen
1. Luca Scassa Yamaha YZF R6
2. Broc Parkes Kawasaki ZX-6R
3. Chaz Davies YZF R6
4. Robbin Harms Honda
5. David Salom Kawasaki ZX-6R