News 5 Jan 2024

DesmoSport to continue with Pearson through 2024 season

To be equipped with the the Panigale V4 R for another full year in ASBK.

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DesmoSport Ducati has re-signed Broc Pearson to continue through the 2024 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), marking his second full campaign onboard the Panigale V4 R.

Pearson, 23, was sixth in the championship last season and will benefit from continuity at Gold Coast-based team co-owned by Ben Henry and Troy Bayliss. He’s trading number four for 11 for the new year.

“I’m really happy to publicly confirm my position back on the Panigale V4 R,” Pearson said. “I had a lot of messages and calls when the fours were ripped off the bike, but it’s a number I just ended up with – for 2024 I’ve chosen to race with 11.

“2023 had its fair share of challenges, but we worked together as a team to move through them, and I head into the new season with a lot of confidence in the plans we have.”

Henry commented: “2023 wasn’t without it’s challenges, but Broc has grown a lot over the past season, and we have made some changes internally as the year progressed to enable the team to keep moving forward. Our pole position at Phillip Island was a strong indication that we’re heading in the right direction.

“For 2024 we’re diving headfirst into an intensive year that we will see strong results. After a few weeks break with my family, I’m really excited to get back to the track with an updated program and renewed determination for the season ahead.”

Bayliss added: “The 2024 ASBK season is going to be an interesting one. Wakefield is back on the calendar and Darwin is out. Two rounds at Phillip Island and it looks like we’ll start seeing a few more rookies in the class, which is great to see. While some of you may not have seen it in the results, Broc has made some strong steps forward, as has the team in general.”