News 22 Jun 2011

Staring remains confident following eighth place at Aragon STK1000 round

Aussie Bryan Staring was eighth at Aragon in Spain last weekend.

Aussie Bryan Staring was eighth at Aragon in Spain last weekend.

Australian Superbike Champion Bryan Staring is keeping his head held high despite being disappointed with his eighth place finish at Aragon’s round of the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup last weekend.

Staring finished a credible eight after a tough weekend at the challenging Aragon circuit in Spain. Staring was riding at the technical 5.44km circuit for the first time and improved his times every session throughout the weekend.

It was a tough weekend for all SSTK1000 competitors, with an eight-hour break between practice and Q1, plus varying weather conditions and track temperature making set-up and tyre choices difficult.

The Pedercicni Kawasaki crew worked hard with Bryan on Friday and Saturday to resolve front chatter and rear grip problems, with Staring able to go on and qualify in 11th position. He went on to finish the race three positions further ahead in eighth place.

“Not so bad, and not so good,” Staring admitted. “I did the best I could in the race and I improved on my lap time by one second.

“I’m really only disappointed about yesterday’s qualifying. My bike was chattering on the front very severely, making it incredibly difficult to ride and maintain pace.

“I did my best for the team but eighth place is not what I wanted. We improved the bike a little bit in other areas and I’m confident for the next race in Brno”.