Over the moon with the slick trick at Assen MotoGP
June 30th, 2014
Broc claimed the second points of his MotoGP career with a superb ride in difficult conditions at the Dutch TT. The PBM rider took advantage of difficult circumstances to battle with the Factory riders mid-race before eventually settling for 11th at the flag, meaning five valuable points to add to his season-opening point in Qatar. The Australian had looked set for a very different race when his bike failed to start on the way to the dummy grid. The bad luck continued when a crash on the formation lap at turn four appeared to have scuppered any chance of a strong result. With the bike unable to restart Broc had to run back to the pits and jump onto his spare bike and start the race from the pitlane after the rest of the field had already started.

"I had a problem with one bike and it didn't run at the start [on the way to the dummy grid], then later into Turn 4 everyone went into the corner and Hernandez just stopped and everyone jammed the brakes on and someone hit my arm and down I went. Afterwards the bike wouldn't run so I had to run back to the pitlane and jump on the spare bike but luckily it had slicks on it."

With slick tyres fitted to his spare bike Broc braved the early wet conditions with a dry setup, but as the rest of the field pitted for slicks the race came towards the PBM rider and he was able to take advantage of his familiarity to ...   Read more...
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One second off the points first time at Catalunya MotoGP
June 15th, 2014
Finishing just off the points is a great result for the first time at Catalunya, after battling with the Honda early on then with Edwards, finally finishing one second behind Aoyama and ahead of PBM team mate Laverty.
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Catching up before the Catalunya race this weekend - cyclineonline.com.au
June 12th, 2014
We’re well into the MotoGP season now and you’ve got a number of starts under your belt with the PBM team. Overall, how do you feel you have started off?

For me, its a big learning curve. Even last race at Mugello, and pretty much every track I’ve been to, has been a new one. That’s been a little bit tough, to learn tracks and the bike, and to get the best setup for the race. In general, I think we are whereabouts we expected to be. I was hoping to be a bit closer to the other guys in the class, which was sort of the goal, but the more the season goes on, it becomes harder and harder than we thought. In general I’m getting better and better on the bike every time I get on it.

And what about the bike, is there much going on in terms of development as the races progress?

Last race was the first time we got new parts. We got a different tank, so I could get a bit lower. The development side of the team is really at a minimum; the team is so small. On my side of the box there really is only three people, two mechanics and a chief mechanic. There’s no electronics guys or anything. And Aprilia didn’t have a Magnetti Marelli system so basically we’re trying to develop our own system. We’re not really ...   Read more...
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