News 6 Jul 2011

Matt Davies to make WSBK Superstock 600 FIM Cup debut at Brno

Aussie rising star Matt Davies will race in the Superstock 600 FIM Cup this weekend at Brno.

Aussie rising star Matt Davies will race in the Superstock 600 FIM Cup this weekend at Brno.

After some stunning performances in the newly formed European Junior Cup at the World Superbikes throughout Europe, 15-year-old Aussie Matt Davies will make his debut in the WSBK Superstock 600 FIM Cup at Brno this weekend as a wildcard.

Davies will compete against fellow Australians Jed Metcher and Adrian Nestorovic and will ride for Revolution Racedays alongside American hotshot Joshua Day.

Davies just completed three days of testing at the Brno circuit in preparation for the race this weekend and to make sure he was going to be able to handle the step up to the bigger bike at such a young age.

Davies had never ridden a 600 before or been to the Brno track before but after only 50 laps of the circuit in extremely windy conditions his versatility to adapt to a new bike quickly emerged and was well under last years qualifying time which was very encouraging.

To top off what was a very successful weekend Davies was also part of a two-man team to win a four-hour endurance race at the Brno circuit, in the wet and on a different bike than he had been testing on.

After Brno, Davies will head back to the UK to compete in the Outlon Park BSB 125GP class before the fourth round of the European Junior Cup at Silverstone World Superbikes.

After wins at Monza and Aragon, Davies now sits in second position in the European Junior Cup, seven points behind German rider Tom Busch.

Davies has sat on pole in all three rounds run so far of the competition, the only hiccup to tarnish a perfect record was his fall at the first round at Assen which saw him remount to take eighth place.