News 8 Jul 2011

Parkes says World Supersport is back to full strength in 2011

Australia's title contender Broc Parkes says WSS is back to its best in 2011.

Australia's title contender Broc Parkes says WSS is back to its best in 2011.

Australia’s Broc Parkes says that this year’s Supersport World Championship has returned to full strength as the season enters its second half this weekend in Brno.

The Motocard Kawasaki rider sits second in the WSS rankings at the halfway point, enjoying his full time return to the 600cc category with Kawasaki.

Parkes was unfortunate to fall while leading in the last round at Motorland Aragon but he is still ranked second overall in the championship and took his first Kawasaki mounted victory at Misano just less than a month ago.

“I’m really looking forward to Brno it has always been a good track for me and I really enjoy it,” Parkes said. “I was quite disappointed after Aragon but when I started to think about losing some points there I realized there is still along way to go in the championship and it is still wide open.

“I guess it is better to have crashed while battling for the win than to crash out of 10th position. So we are in a good situation still. This has been one of the toughest championships in WSS.

“There used to be just a few top guys in the past three years, but there are quite a few again and a lot more good bikes on the grid. I cannot say enough good things about our team, I have never had a team that works like this and I think this makes the big difference to the big picture.

“It’s both the way they work and how much they work. They seem to make my job a lot easier because they let me focus on my job. Everything is organized around you all the time.”

Parkes is currently 20 points behind Yamaha’s series leader Chaz Davies in the WSS standings.