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DesmoSport Ducati return to Phillip Island with a brand new Panigale

The Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) fires back to life this weekend at Phillip Island after the mid-season break, with Broc Pearson looking to continue his season progression and improve on last rounds fourth place finish aboard the recently unveiled 2023 DesmoSport Ducati Panigale V4 R.

Team co-owner, Ben Henry: “Although I love racing, it was a good break this year to stop, reset, and get prepared to finish the season strong. We’ve put a lot of work into the new bikes for Broc, and I think he’ll pick up where we left off in Morgan Park. We did a days testing at Phillip Island prior to the Ducati Track Day powered by DesmoSport Ducati and I’m confident we’ll have another strong weekend.”

Team co-owner, Troy Bayliss: “After such a big break, it will be good to be back at the track with the team. The new bikes are impressive and Broc will be looking for a strong qualifying result this weekend to set the tone for the two races this weekend. The weather is looking a little friendly than it was for MotoGP and I’m confident we will have some strong results this weekend.”

Broc Pearson: “I can’t wait to ride the new bikes again this weekend and finally race them. Overall, compared to the bikes I raced the rest of the season, the differences are subtle, but we’re only chasing tenths of a second every lap, so those subtle differences make an impact. We had a good test here a few weeks ago and I know I can translate that into good results this weekend.”


On-Track Schedule (AEDT)


Free Practice 1:
10:20am (30 mins)
Free Practice 2:
1:15pm (30 mins)
Free Practice 3:
3:20pm (30 mins)


Free Practice 4:
10:20am (30 mins)
Qualifying 1:
2:40pm (20 mins)
Qualifying 2:
3:10pm (15 mins)


Warm Up:
9:35am (10 mins)
Race 1:
11:30am (12 Laps)
Race 2:
3:15pm (12 Laps)

All times listed are Australian Daylight Savings Time (VIC local time)

Posted on Wednesday, October 25th, 2023 in News

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