News 7 Jul 2011

Aitchison looking for improvement as laps wind down at Brno

Aussie Mark Aitchison will be aiming to progress this weekend at Brno.

Aussie Mark Aitchison will be aiming to progress this weekend at Brno.

Australia’s Mark Aitchison is striving to improve his Pedercini Kawasaki for the second half of each race in this weekend’s Brno round of the Superbike World Championship.

Aitchison believes a recent outing at Misano aboard the privateer ZX-10R will boost his hopes for a point-scoring result on Sunday, continuing to learn more about the brand new 2011 model in his rookie season.

”I have been looking forward to Brno since finishing our last race in Aragon,” Aitchison said. “In the time we have had off, our team made a small test in Misano and I believe we have learnt more about our Kawasaki, which should help us make more informed decisions about overall bike setup for future races.

“This weekend I really want to focus on getting back into my rhythm and then start working to improve our bike in the second part of the race, once the tyres lose their best performance.

“This point is really where we have had some problems in past races to date, so I hope we can move closer with this. I am motivated to do well at this great track and put my hard work into making two strong races on Sunday.”

Aitchison has steadily been gaining momentum this season with Pedercini, eying a top 10 finish in the second half of the season.