Broc & the Yamaha Austria Racing Team Qualify on pole at Suzuka 8 hour
July 27th, 2013
Broc will start the historic Suzuka 8 hour race tomorrow from the front with team mates Josh Waters and Katsuyuki Nakasuga after YART-michelin beat the record set in 2012 to start from pole at Suzuka for the second year in a row. The N°7 Yamaha finished clear of the N°12 Suzuki (Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team) and the N°634 Honda (Musashi RT Harc-Pro). Poor weather prompted the organisers to replace the initially-planned superpole shootout with a conventional 40-minute qualifying session which was spared by the rain. Ten minutes into the run, Katsuyuki Nakasuga posted a 2m6.817s, which improved on the record he established in 2012 by 0.028s. The Japanese teams did their best to beat the YART rider’s effort, but Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team’s second-placed Tsuda (2m6.960s) fell 0.143s short of the pole winner. Nakasuga and Tsuda were the only riders to get beneath the 2m7s mark. click here to see the starting grid

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Australian Championship results - round 3 Wakefield Park NSW
May 5th, 2013
Australian Superbike racing features 2 Championships at each round, FX Nationals on a Saturday and FX Superbike on a Sunday.

Saturday 4 May 2013 Wakefield Park NSW - 

Race 1 - 2nd

Race 2 - 2nd

Race 3 - 4th

Championship Position after 3 rounds – 1st 194 points, 17 points ahead of ...   Read more...

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Race Recap - 24-hour marathon slog at the Bol d’Or
April 26th, 2013

You’ve accomplished so much in World Supersport, how did it come about that you joined up with Yamaha to spearhead their WEC campaign while contesting the full season of the FX-Superbike Championship at home in Australia?

I was actually in negotiations with Yamaha at the time, and was working towards a cutoff date. The Yamaha Austria team manager just rung me up part way through and offered me the ride. He’d been watching my career for a bit and knew that I was free. It actually worked out really well because it meant I would be on a Yamaha here and a Yamaha over there. Originally I’d looked at the dates and I think one of the rounds clashed as they’d asked me to do the full WEC season. I don’t know which dates ended up changing but when I looked at it again I worked out I could do all four rounds.

How much time did you actually get on the YART bike given that the weather wasn’t at its best when the team attended the scheduled tests at Magny-Cours.

We went over there for four days of testing. The first one Josh Waters was there, which was good, though we didn’t get as ...   Read more...
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