Interviews 17 Apr 2018

Fast Thoughts: Zac Levy

Production 250 wildcard on his Asia Road Racing Championship appearance.

With the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) due to arrive in Australia at The Bend Motorsport Park this week, one rider to watch for is Queensland hard-charger Zac Levy as a wildcard entrant in the Asia Production 250 category. Also due to line-up in the YMF Australian Superbike Championship’s (ASBK) Supersport 300 division as part of the bLU cRU 300 Racing squad, former national R3 Cup champion Levy is certain to make an impact in what will be his first international event.

Image: Marc Jones (Foremost Media).

Lining up in Asia Production 250 as a wildcard…

It should be good, my first-ever wildcard and it will be good to get that extra track time for my experience in both the ARRC and ASBK Supersport 300. It will be a big thing, I’ll be on a Yamaha and it should be half-decent, so we’ll see how we go!

What you know about the ARRC…

All I know is that they’re crazy [laughs]! Not much at all. I haven’t watched it and have no idea about the bikes either, really. We will be part of the Weblike Racing team that Ant West rides for over there.

Exceptions going into the weekend…

As far as I know, they are a lot quicker of a bike even though they’re 250s compared to our 300s over here. I’m pretty confident, as long as I can learn the track pretty quickly, but obviously the other guys are in the same boat. Like I said, extra track time for me should hopefully help me and a top five would be good.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Racing two classes…

It’s pretty easy on the 300s and these types of bikes, but I suppose if it was onto a 600 it might be a bit more of a struggle. I normally ride the same bike in both classes at the ASBK, so hopefully we can get the ARRC bike set up exactly the same and it should be a good weekend.

Domestic championship at this stage…

So far, so good in Supersport 300. I’m second in the points behind Oli Bayliss, so we will keep plugging away and keep accumulating points. That’s the goal and hopefully by the end of the year we’re sitting there in P1.

Parity in Australian SSP300…

The parity is good here. We’re all pretty even at the moment as riders and I think the bikes are great. I’d probably like to see a weight rule come into play eventually, but I suppose we will have to wait until next year if the 400s are allowed to race in the series – they’re obviously going to have to set some new rules and regulations to keep the Yamahas and even the KTMs in contention.

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