News 4 Feb 2023

ASBK future of Staring confirmed with MotoGo Yamaha

Western Australian to compete on R1 with outfit for complete season.

Image: Russell Colvin.

The Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) future of Bryan Staring has been confirmed and the Western Australian will compete with the MotoGo Yamaha team in 2023.

Staring’s racing plans were initially unclear following the announcement from DesmoSport Ducati that the outfit would revert to a single-rider effort this year, with Broc Pearson at the helm of the V4 R.

However, the latest revelation will see the former Australian champion line up on an R1 for the upcoming season, marking the fourth different manufacturer that he has competed on since returning to ASBK in 2017.

“We’re so excited that he is on board, he is a very experienced rider and he has been back racing in the ASBK paddock for a few years already,” MotoGo Yamaha team owner Patrick Li explained to CycleOnline.

“We are looking forward to the season ahead, and the goal is to that we want to be a top-three consistent finisher and be in the hunt for the championship.”

Staring effectively takes the place of outbound team rider Anthony West, who has previously indicated that he will not compete in the ASBK this year but will line up once more in the FIM World Endurance Championship (EWC).

The number 67 had his first competitive outing with the team today at the Hartwell round at Phillip Island, finishing second in race one to Penrite Honda Racing’s Troy Herfoss. Running Dunlop tyres in 2022, MotoGo Yamaha is not in a position to disclose just yet which rubber it will be using for the upcoming season.