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Third podium in a row for DesmoSport Ducati

It was a bittersweet round three of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) for DesmoSport Ducati as Troy Herfoss overcame early obstacles in the weekend for the third DesmoSport round podium finish in a row this season, while Broc Pearson faced his own set of challenges racing the two 16-lap races at Queensland Raceway securing 8th overall.

Broc Pearson #11

Qualified: 6th (1:07.822)
Fastest Lap: 1:07.822
Results: 7-9, 8th Overall

Championship Standing: 5th

Troy Herfoss #1

Qualified: 4th (1:07.736)
Fastest Lap: 1:07.589
Results: 4-2, 3rd Overall

Championship Standing: 6th

Ben Henry: “What a weekend! Being based in South-East Queensland, Queensland Raceway is a great weekend with so many of our local supporters and customers able to come see us race, and I really enjoy seeing all the familiar faces. I honestly didn’t know if Troy (Herfoss) would even make it on-track for Friday practice after his flight from the US was cancelled, but in the end it was lucky he did as we uncovered a problem in the bikes ECU from his crash in Sydney. From there, we started again and although the rain in qualifying prevented us from seeing his full potential, the team made strong steps forward. For Broc, I think we missed an opportunity for some solid points this weekend. He’s capable of much more than the results he had on the weekend, so we’ll take some time to analyse the weekends results, before turning our attention to Morgan Park for round four.”

Broc Pearson: “I had some high expectations this weekend and although my outright lap time didn’t have me at the front through practice, we were working to a plan with strong race speed. I went into Sunday feeling good about the position we were in, so I’m disappointed to leave Queensland Raceway with a seventh and  ninth place. A huge thank you to Ben and the entire DesmoSport Ducati, along with everyone that came out to support me over the weekend. We’re the only team to feature on the podium at every round this year and I plan on keeping that streak alive when we get to Morgan Park.”

Troy Herfoss: “What can I say… It’s been such a whirlwind with my flight home from America delayed, I got home and was pretty much straight back on the bike in practice and here we are, weekend over already! I really want to thank everyone that’s come out to the track this weekend, there’s been so many supportive comments and interest in what I’m doing this year both here and in the US and I really appreciate it. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by good people across two great teams right now and it’s allowing me to really enjoy racing motorbikes. Battling for the podium against Max (Stauffer) was a real highlight for me across both races, after racing against and learning a lot from his dad when I started on a superbike, I was proud to legitimately race against him as he took his first double podium weekend too.”

Round four of the ASBK heads to Morgan Park Raceway on Jul 12 to 14 where Broc Pearson will lead the DesmoSport Ducati charge as Troy Herfoss remains in the US for the next several King of the Bagger rounds.


Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2024 in News

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