News 10 May 2019

Slovakia EWC pole reinstates Parkes’ confidence

Australian hopeful of repeat success with YART in round three of EWC.

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Yamaha Austria Racing Team’s pole position at the 8 Hours of Slovakia has reinstated Broc Parkes’ confidence after suffering a fall while testing this week.

Marking round three of the 2018/2019 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), the Australian is hopeful of repeating the team’s success from last season as they endeavour to claw their way back into title contention.

“I’m happy with our pole position and our performance today,” said Parkes. “It’s helped me regain confidence after my crash during the private tests on Tuesday.

“This is a good track for us as we all have great pace. This year conditions are a lot different as it’s much cooler and the forecast for the weekend is not looking good. It’s the same for everyone and we can be good in all conditions. We want to win like last year and try claw back the points we lost in Le Mans.”

Fellow Australian Josh Hook, part of the reigning champion squad of F.C.C. TSR Honda France, qualified second for tomorrow’s race.

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