After an unscheduled third day of testing at Morgan Park Raceway today, DesmoSport Ducati is pleased to confirm that Broc Pearson will have an opportunity to race a DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R alongside Bryan Staring at round five of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Morgan Park on August 5-7.
Team co-owner, Ben Henry: “After the initial two-day test was reduced due to the weather, there was an opportunity to ride today that worked for us, along with a few other ASBK teams. We managed to get Bryan back and gave Broc a call to make good our initial offer and give him a good opportunity on our Panigale V4 R. I’m happy with our progress today in general, and Broc did a really good job, putting in some fast and consistent laps. Troy and I have always enjoyed being a team that is not only successful, but one that looks to help riders expand their careers. Since we announced Broc would test on the bike, we’ve spoken quite a lot about what it would take to have Broc race and he’s given us some confidence today that he’ll make the most of the opportunity.”
Broc Pearson: “I really enjoyed riding the DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R last week. It’s a different bike to ride than the other superbikes I’ve ridden so far, especially where the bike makes its power. The weather wasn’t ideal though and I really didn’t get a chance to show the team what I was capable of on the bike, so I wasn’t about to waste the opportunity for some track time with DesmoSport again today. My focus was to just get out there and ride, get comfortable on the bike and start finding my limits on the bike rather than worrying about setup. I had a good day, with minimal changes and just plenty of laps. I’m excited to return back to the grid and I’m motivated to achieve a great result for myself and the team alongside Bryan. I am very appreciate that Ben, TB and the DesmoSport Ducati team have given me the opportunity.”