- 110 hp Power
- 92 Nm Torque
- 202 kg Dry Weight
Suggested Retail Price $24,995 NZD i
Western Australia-based Bryan Staring is set to hit the ground running in this weekends second round of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Queensland Raceway. With just 6 corners around the 3.1km circuit known as the paperclip due to it's simplistic layout, the track demands the ultimate level of concentration and perfection from both the rider and the motorcycle for a strong result in the two 16-lap races.
Team co-owner, Ben Henry: "I'm confident we can do well here this weekend. We spent two days testing here earlier in the year, and it wasn't until the end of the final day that Bryan really started to come to terms with the Panigale V4 R and we saw where that put him at round one. It's been a while since we've raced here, but I'm actually excited to be back. Bryan has a strong track record, winning his last four starts here and I don't think there's any doubts on the mental toughness he races with which should suit this track, but it won't be without it's challenges. With a full team on the ground this weekend, I'm looking forward to getting to work and seeing where we sit come Sunday afternoon."
Bryan Staring: "I just can't wait to go ride the Panigale V4 R again if I'm honest. After the race, I got to meet a great group of Ducatisiti at the Ducati Track Day at Phillip Island and really immerse myself in the Ducati culture which was fantastic, but I was happy to finally be able to return home after five weeks away to race round one. I've recharged and I'm ready to go racing again. It's going to be a tough weekend I think, but I know I have the team and the equipment around me to be successful."
Team co-owner, Troy Bayliss: "It's been a big week really. DesmoSport is back on the track for round two, Oli had his Barni Racing team launch and gets to jump back on his Panigale V2 to ride again as well. We spent sometime at Queensland Raceway in 2021. For such a simple layout, it's a challenging track with even the smallest mistake becoming a passing opportunity for whoever is around you. With Byron (Draper) back on the ground with the rest of the crew and Bryan's focus on the bike, I think we'll have a good result this weekend."
ASBK On-Track Schedule
Friday Saturday Sunday
Free Practice 1: 10:20am (30 min)
Free Practice 2: 1:20pm (30 min)
Free Practice 3: 3:55pm (30 min)
Timed Practice: 10:45am (35 min)
Qualifying 1: 3:30pm (15 min) Qualifying 2: 3:30pm (15 min)
Warm Up: 8:40am (10 min)
Race 1: 10:30am (16 laps)
Race 2: 2:10pm (16 laps)
Qualifying: The top 9 times from Timed Practice transfer directly to Qualifying 2, the top 3 times from Qualifying 1 transfer to Qualifying 2. Live timing will be available all weekend via www.computime.com.au Live Stream Sunday via www.asbk.com.au Live TV Stan and SBS
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