Broc Parkes to join ePayMe Yamaha for remainder of 2016
Broc Parkes will join the ePayMe Yamaha team in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship for the remainder of the season, following the departure of Stuart Easton following a disappointing Thruxton round.
The Australian will compete in the championship alongside his World Endurance commitments, he rode the bike earlier in the year at Snetterton as a wildcard entry in place of an injured John Hopkins. He was able to put the team into the Superpole session, however he was sidelined from the two races following an incident that he got caught up in. He will compete in the Suzuka 8 Hour this weekend before heading to Kent in preparation for Brands Hatch.
Parkes said: "I am really happy to be coming back to the championship with the ePayMe Yamaha team because I feel like we have some unfinished business after Snetterton. I think for me it couldn't be a better track to come back to, as I have had World Supersport race wins and also podiums in the MCE BSB on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.
"I feel that I instantly gelled with the team at Snetterton and we had a really good pace throughout free practice and qualifying so I know what we can do, it was just really unfortunate I couldn't show it in the races as I got taken out on the first lap. I want to come back and prove I am capable of being up there fighting in the MCE BSB and I want to gain the respect so I can try and return next season alongside racing in the World Endurance series."
Team owner Tommy Hill commented: "We are excited to have Broc back in the team and I believe he really showed what he is capable of achieving with the ePayMe Yamaha at Snetterton. He had a strong start to the weekend and we want to pick up where we left off - battling at the sharp end. We want to step it up for the second part of the season and fingers crossed we can deliver the results we know we are capable of at Brands Hatch."
29.07.2016 - Big Ed