Salom Second And Parkes Sixth
July 31, 2011
WSS, Silverstone, Great Britain, 31 July 2011 - David Salom started from pole and was only a second from winning a 16-lap race at Silverstone, having battled with the leading riders almost until the end of the race. Broc Parkes was sixth.
The Kawasaki Motocard.com Ninja ZX-6R riders found the competition tough in the early laps, with some top names like Robin Harms, Sam Lowes and Gino Rea crashing or running off the circuit. The race settled into a pattern of Parkes vying for a top six finish which he achieved, and Salom looking capable of the win once he and Fabien Foret had caught up to the early leaders.
Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki team rider Massimo Roccoli had a great run through to fifth place, and in doing so went tenth in the championship. His team-mate Vittorio Iannuzzo scored a point for 15th.
In the European Superstock 600 race American rider Joshua Day won a thrilling contest that saw five riders inside the same second across the line. The Revolution Racedays Kawasaki rider became the sixth different competitor to win in six races so far. He is now third in the rankings, only 18 points from the leader Romain Lanusse.
David Salom: “A good result for us. Right at the very end I had the same tyre performance as Chaz, both very good. I tried hard in the braking zones but Chaz is very strong in braking and it was not possible to make a pass. I passed at one stage but he got me back again. I think it was possible to win, but only if I had been right at the front straight away. My race pace was good and I’m happy for the team because we worked very hard. Second position in the championship now, which is very good for me this year, but Chaz is quite far ahead. I still think it is possible to fight for the championship. It will be difficult, but we have four races left and I think I am the only rider to have finished in the points in every race so far.”
Broc Parkes: “We struggled in the race big time and didn’t have the pace all weekend. It was damage limitation really, a matter of seeing what I could do in the race. For some reason our set-up is not working the way we want it. I could do the same consistent lap time but to have the pace to get to the front I could not pass people. Sixth was not so good for our championship push but we came out of here with some points and we have to improve and go into the last part of the season and see what we can do.”
WSS results of Silverstone