News 17 Oct 2018

Strong finish for Dunlop ASBK Campaign

Ficeda Accessories press release:

The final round of the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) has been run and won, with BC Performance Kawasaki Racing Team ZX10-R rider Bryan Staring battling for a race win to finish the season. Staring qualified third with a 1:32.398 in a session that saw the fastest ever Australian Superbike time set. For teammate Kyle Buckley, a 15-12 finish for 15th overall proved to be a tougher weekend on track, leaving Buckley 12th and Staring sixth in the final championship standings. ZX6-R mounted Giuseppe Scarcella raced to 9-7 result for seventh overall in the supersport category.

Bryan Staring: “We had a small component fail in race one, pushing me to the back of the field, which was really disappointing. I felt really good all weekend, putting in quick lap times and the result of the second race is closer to what I expect from myself, battling with Josh, Bayliss and Maxwell for the lead and ultimately the win. The Dunlops really come into their own in the warmer conditions, and I think my results this year show that. I can’t thank the BC Performance team and Dunlop enough for their support this season. Although it’s not the result I aim for, I’m proud that my reputation is strong enough for a brand like Dunlop to trust their high-level testing program with me.”

Dunlop Motorsport Manager, Robbie Bugden: “Congratulations to MA and all the staff that work hard to make the ASBK what it has become. The racing seen in all classes this year was nothing short of amazing and it’s a credit to the racers, families and organisations that support the series. What a way to finish out the 2018 season! Bryan Staring once again showed us that the program we’ve been developing is heading in the right direction. From qualifying through to race-pace, Staring was there with the best in Australia, giving us even more confidence heading into 2019. I’d like to take the time to thank the entire BC Performance Kawasaki Racing Team for working with us again this season. We’re excited to put our 2019 plans in place for a bright future.”

Dunlop motorcycle tyres are proudly distributed throughout mainland Australia by Ficeda Accessories. Tasmania retailers should direct enquiries to Fulton Enterprises.