Kawasaki WSB Team Satisfied with BSB Results
The event also marked the return of the former double British Suberbike Champions, Paul Bird Motorsport, in the BSB. The team also had a new sponsor and a replacement rider at the Brands Hatch BSB. Supported by the British clothing brand Henleys, the team had to bring South African Sheridan Morais to replace the injured Makoto Tamada and to line up alongside Parkes.
Tamada is still recovering from his Brno injury, as he was hit by another rider on lap three and broke his middle finger again, therefore unable to finish the race. Nevertheless, he will be back on time to compete at Nurburgring for the next round of WSB on September 6.
"The improvements made recently are really starting to show returns and the bike was the best it has been all year. I was able to battle with the factory Yamaha for the first time and really pushed them all weekend," said Parkes.
"We intended this weekend to be an opportunity to test and confirm many of the recent changes to the bike and the three-race format gave us a great opportunity to try a number of new settings. We expected tough competition and knew we would need to be at the top of our game to get a result but we have to be encouraged by the way the Kawasaki performed around a very technical circuit," stated Paul Risbridger, the Team Manager.