DPH Motorsport press release:
DPH Motorsport made the long trek to Darwin for round 4 of the Australian Superbike Championship where Boyd Hocking was to continue his progression in the highly competitive Supersport 300 class.
The heat in the NT was a welcome change for many settling into winter at home, but the 30+ degree temperatures proved an extra challenge for many.
While clearly not meeting his own ambitious goals, Darwin saw Boyd Hocking once again progress in the combined races, battling with riders that used to be specs in the distance at previous rounds. Racing a 321cc Yamaha R3 in the Over 300cc class, Boyd finished the weekend 11th overall, and sits 11th in the championship with 3 rounds remaining. Split resources saw Jarrod supporting Boyd all weekend.
“I’m not satisfied with the speed that I’m progressing if I’m honest. I know what I’m capable of, so I get frustrated when it doesn’t translate as quickly as I want on the track” Boyd said.
“I’ve only been on a road bike since the start of the year and I’ve come a long way, so hopefully with some more track time before the next round, I can turn 11-12-12 results into top 10 results” a motivated Boyd said.
Team principal, Dale Hocking: “With Darwin being so far away from our workshop, and in between Nowra & Shepparton in the MX Nationals calendar, it meant we had to split resources” explained Dale.
“Boyd and Jarrod represented the team while the rest of us worked on preparing for the coming weekends racing. It’s good to see Boyd adapting so well to road racing, and even better seeing how much fun he’s having on track!”
For a full list of results head to computime.com.au
The ASBK now heads to Morgan Park, QLD on August 25-27, while the DPH Motorsport crew get set for round 7 of the MX Nationals where Kade Mosig currently holds 3rd place in the MX1 Championship and Wilson Todd leads the MX2 Championship.