Staring improves points position despite challenging weekend

BCperformance Kawasaki talent seventh overall at Wakefield Park’s ASBK.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Despite facing a challenging weekend, Bryan Staring has inched closer to the top of the points standings following yesterday’s second round of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Wakefield Park in New South Wales.

With a mixed bag of results amongst riders at the opening two rounds, former champion Staring sits 21 points off leader Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) after a seventh place finish on Sunday, however he has been relegated to sixth – equal fifth – in the classification.

It’s the biggest positive the BCperformance Kawasaki talent is drawing from the weekend as he continues to develop the new ZX-10RR, although he admits entire round was a challenge.

“It was definitely a challenge this weekend,” Staring commented. “I had a seventh and an eighth, but the conversation at the end of the weekend was that I’m actually closer to the front of the championship than what I was before the start of the round.

“Although we’re particularly disappointed with our results here, overall we’re in a better position than this time last year and a better position than coming into the weekend. That’s okay, it was a tough round and knew it was going to be a difficult circuit for us, but we scored decent points in both races.”

Wakefield Park’s second round was ultimately won by reigning champion Troy Herfoss (Penrite Honda Racing) in a commanding showing that saw him win both outings. The ASBK will now head to The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia on 26-28 April for round three of the series.


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