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Mar 24, 2011

Kawasaki Supersport Riders Stayed Sharp With Testing Since Leaving Phillip Island

Broc Parkes (23).
Podium The Aim For Both Parkes And Salom

After a thrilling first round for second placed Broc Parkes and fourth placed David Salom their attentions now turn to Donington Park, for round two of the 2011 WSS season.

Parkes was only 0.009 seconds from the win in Australia and Salom only 0.272 from victory, in what was an exiting start to the season almost a month ago. Both Broc and Salom are well proven entities in WSS racing, as is the Ninja ZX-6R they will race once more at Donington.

Both riders have had the chance to ride in small scale tests since the first round in Australia, to make sure they remain sharp and prepared for the latest of what will be 12 outings through the 2011 season.

The Donington circuit has undergone some changes since the last visit of this class in 2009, mainly to the outfield and the run off areas, although the Foggy Esses are somewhat altered at the exit.

Broc Parkes: "Donington is a good track and I hope the weather will be the same. None of us raced there last year so a lot do us will be going in there to compete on level ground. I have been back in Europe for a couple of weeks and I caught a cold when I came back from the sun in Australia. I did a little test in a small track in Spain, just to get some time on the bike before we go to Donington and that was fine. It was good to get a podium at the first round so we should be aiming for the same kind of result in round two. I heard there is a small change in the track at the Esses but we will see how it is when we get there. It's also just nice to be back racing again."

David Salom: "I have a very nice feeling when I think about Donington. Every part of the circuit is very different; a chicane, some fast corners and some slow corners. The camber changes in places and the elevation changes mean that there is a lot of variety. I really like it but maybe we have to keep a check on the weather. After Phillip Island I trained hard on my cardio to make sure I ride at my very best."