Australian Superbike rookie Jordan Burgess has admitted that the 2010 season was a struggled with Ducati Motologic, however he remains upbeat looking toward next year.
The 2009 ASBK Superstock 1000 runner-up joined the factory-supported Ducati team this season in his rookie Superbike season, fighting injury while adapting to the twin-cylinder 1198R with just limited time on the bike.
“This year has really been a struggle,” Burgess commented. “Gelling with the Ducati was a tough one despite the hard work from my side of the team and I found it hard to push to get results.
“I must say I never really felt that comfortable on the bike and look forward to getting back on a four-cylinder machine. I did have some misfortune with crashes and injuries, having two bouts of surgery throughout the season, which didn’t help.
“But that’s just how it goes some times. It was always going to be a gamble and a big ask for me with limited experience.”
Burgess is currently considering options in both Australia and the United States for 2011, however he’s yet to make a decision on his racing future and says that he’s looking forward to bringing fun back into his racing next year.
Ducati won’t field an official team in the ASBK again in 2011, while it is all but confirmed that Motologic will revert to Honda.
“I am wiping the slate clean for 2011 and going to get back on with the job and have some fun,” he added. “I also want to thank all of my supporters and sponsors Teterin Engineering, OGK Helmets and Sabre for their help and ongoing assistance.”
Burgess finished 11th in the championship after also scoring 11th at the season finale in Tasmania a fortnight ago.