News 27 Jul 2011

Testing has Parkes confident he can contend again at Silverstone

Parkes is confident heading into Silverstone after recent testing.

Parkes is confident heading into Silverstone after recent testing.

Australia’s Broc Parkes is feeling confident heading into round eight of the World SuperSport championship at Silverstone after a short test in Spain has resulted in an improved set up for the Provec Kawasaki pilot.

Parkes has been strong all season, never qualifying off the front row and still sits second in the championship hunt, despite two recent no-scores, something he is ready to put behind him.

“I am looking to get past the results of the previous two races and I feel a lot more confident now after we had a test in Spain last week,” Parkes commented.

“We had to iron out a few problems that we were having. I have just been trying to get back the bike feel I know, the good front-end feel I had.”

“It is slowly coming back to me and it was good to have a test to try a few things we wanted to the other day. David (teammate David Salom) and I both made good progress there and I am looking forward to going to England to race,” Parkes added.

Including Silverstone, five rounds remain in the closely contested WSS championship, but after the race in the UK there will be a month long break in race action.