Australian Broc Parkes has spoken about his disappointing mechanical failure while vying for a podium position at Magny-Cours’ season finale of the Supersport World Championshio in France on Sunday.
The Kawasaki rider was unlucky in the race as his machine started to lose power and he had to pull in, having looked good for a top three finish early in the race.
Parkes ended his season in the top 15, having only raced in three rounds, and scoring heavily in two with 3-4 positions.
“I do not know exactly what was wrong but I started to feel some problems in the first laps,” Parkes explained. “It was something minor anyway, but it was just slowing down.
“I was really feeling good on the bike before that, so I started turning off traction control and other electronics, but it just got worse and worse then I can to come in.
“Minimum could have been a podium today, so it was frustrating, but we had good pace and we had definitely found a good race set-up.”
Parkes recently signed a two-year deal to remain with the team on the factory ZX-6R in World Supersport.