Parkes leads Australian 1-2 in The Bend ASB1000 qualifying

News 26 Apr 2019

Parkes leads Australian 1-2 in The Bend ASB1000 qualifying

Home-based riders continue to shine on Friday in South Australia.

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Experienced Australian Broc Parkes is shaping up as the rider to beat in The Bend Motorsport Park’s second round of the 2019 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) after topping Friday’s opening qualifying session.

Parkes was quickest on Thursday and again led the way as practice concluded earlier today, before he went on to secure provisional pole position.

The Yamaha Racing Team Asean rider lodged a 1m52.581s lap-time today, which placed him over half a second clear of countryman Bryan Staring (Kawasaki Thailand Racing Team) in a 1-2 showing for the local duo.

Behind them came Apiwath Wongthananon (Yamaha Thailand Racing Team), the final rider within a second of Parkes. Australian wildcard Stephanie Redman (Addicted to Track Yamaha) put in an impressive result, 11th on the time-sheets.

The Supersports 600 class saw Md Ibrahim Md Norrodin take pole position for SIC Junior ZK Racing with a new best lap of 1m56.580s, while the Production 250 pole belonged to Andy Muhammad Fadly (Manual Tech KYT Kawasaki Racing).


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