News 6 Nov 2017

Pearson to make ARRC SuperSports debut in Thailand

Talented teenager set for guest appearance aboard Honda.

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Youthful talent Broc Pearson has secured a seat in the final round of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand next month.

Pearson, who contested the Asia Dream Cup in 2015 and 2016, will progress to the SuperSports division aboard a RAMA Honda Team-backed CBR600RR, despite being a regular contender in the smaller-machined Supersport 300 class domestically in Australia.

“I completed a race for the Hi-Tec Batteries Supersport 300 class, when the promoters for the ARRC were in attendance,” said Pearson. “Because I knew them from previous years overseas, I had a discussion with them and they asked when I’m coming back to compete in Asia.

“I was honest with them and said I would love to compete there but I didn’t have a ride at that time. They then offered to have a look into whether they could hook me up with a spot. A few weeks later, I managed to secure a ride in the RAMA Honda Team, as they had a CBR600RR bike available. This team is backed directly from Japan and were willing to offer me the bike, if I was up for the challenge.

“I didn’t need to think twice about being able to compete overseas. We will be racing at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand and I’ve had the pleasure of racing there before, when I picked up my first win in the Asia Dream Cup.”

Pearson finished 12th in the Over 300 division of the Supersport 300 class in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) this season after missing much of the series due to injury.