Staring hits Italy to embark on European assault
Aussie Superbike Ace Bryan Staring Heads Overseas To Begin International Career After A Brilliant WSBK Wildcard Ride At Phillip Island
Reigning Australian Superbike Champion Bryan Staring and partner Emma arrive in Italy today to begin what is sure to be a stellar International road-racing career. The 23-year-old three-time Australian Champion is relocating to Italy to be near his team, Team Pedercini Kawasaki, and train for his Superstock 1000 season.
Bryan Staring, “We’re moving into an apartment at the base of the Alps called Sandra, a fantastic place for cycling and training and only 15-minutes from the team headquarters.
“We’ll both be undertaking Italian lessons daily and I have access to a motocross track just five kilometers from our home so I will be there most days training.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity and will begin training tomorrow as soon as we unpack. The area is fantastic, nice and quiet, and the team is near by so I can cycle there very quickly if required at any time.
“There is plenty of good cycling in The Alps and we will be central to all of the major Superstock rounds this year”.
Bryan impressed the Team Pedercini members with his outstanding display of pace, set-up skills and professionalism at round one of the World Superbike Championships, where he was entered as a wildcard. Bryan was consistently the fastest Pedercini rider and finished with a championship point in his debut race.
Bryan, “The Phillip Island weekend was a steep learning curve but I did not feel out of place out there at all. Given the pace at the front of our domestic superbike races, this is not a surprise. What was a surprise was the pace of the front-runners. Those few seconds are hard to find and in many ways it was like learning all over again.
“In terms of gaining experience, it was a brilliant opportunity to spend some competitive time on the 2011 ZX-10R and I’ve learned a lot about the bike, which will be invaluable in the WSSTK 1000 championship this year.”
Round 1 of the WSSTK 1000 Championship will be held at Assen, Netherlands, on April 17 and Staring, in his debut season, is already being tipped as a multiple podium finisher in the ultra competitive class.