Winning Races The Aim For David And Broc
August 30, 2011
WSS, Nürburgring, Germany, 30 August 2011 - Kawasaki Provec Motocard.com Ninja ZX-6R riders David Salom and Broc Parkes will each be out to fight for the win this coming weekend in Germany to eat into the championship lead held by Chaz Davies.
Currently the impressive high-speed consistency of Salom has taken him to second place in the rankings, some 42 points behind Davies with four rounds remaining. David is still looking for his first win but two podium places and the unerring ability of rider and team to score points have lifted him the top of the chasing pack after eight rounds. David has secured two pole positions along the way, his most recent at the previous round in Silverstone.
Germany is where Broc’s adventure with the Provec Motocard.com team started last year and he was on the podium straight away. This year he has three podium finishes to his credit so far, including a win at Misano, plus a pole position start at Aragon. Currently fourth in the standings, 51 points behind Davies, Broc is out to take wins all the way to the end of the season, having regained his early season confidence after a fruitful test in Spain last week.
Lorenzini by Leoni Kawasaki riders Massimo Roccoli and Vittorio Iannuzzo are currently tenth and 15th in the standings respectively, as they face the ninth round of the year.
David Salom: “I have had some time off but I have been training hard and I also made a test last week in Spain. It was just to stay sharp after the long break in the summer, not a test of the bike or the set-up. I am ready to go again in Germany and I think it is a good track there. The last part, the chicane and the final corner, I am not so happy about. Last year, on a different bike, I was not able to go fast in those parts but with my Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R I think it will be different and better. I think it is still possible to catch Chaz in the championship but it is very difficult as the gap is 42 points. If he has some bad luck then it is possible - all is possible - but I go to the last four races only thinking about my performance, not the other riders.”
Broc Parkes: “Germany was the first race I had with the team last year, so it will be good to return to action there. I want to go into the last four races with a clear mind and race for wins and podiums. Mathematically I still have a chance to win the championship at the moment but it will be difficult, so I am just going out to try and win some races. We will have a different bike set-up for the race after a test last week, so we will take that to the Nürburgring and work to get back up the front where we belong. I’m really looking forward to getting back into action with the team.”