Glenn Scott touches down in Thailand by Russell Colvin
As the second round of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the battle grounds this weekend for the inaugural Thailand round, MCNews.com.au caught up with young New South Welshman Glenn Scott as he prepares himself for his second outing in the World Supersport class with AARK Racing.
The 2013 Australian Superbike Privateers champion came home in fourteenth place at the opening round, which marked his debut race in the championship, he regarded that as a “great start to his rookie year” in the World Supersport ranks.
“To finish in the points was a massive achievement and a big confident booster for me and the AARK team to kick start the year,” said the twenty-three-year-old.
Scott does admit that he did make a few mistakes; however that was to be expected for him as he did say he so much to learn. “Yeah we did make a few mistakes at Phillip Island, but that was to be expected with so much for me to learn about the bike, and so much for the team to learn about how I ride.”
The problems that Scott and his team endured were running wide in the race, and also getting off the line well at the start. “We also had a few bike dramas through practice but that’s what practice is for. The team did an awesome job giving me a great bike for race day, which was the main thing.”
Scott touched down in Bangkok yesterday and will be making his way to the 4.554km flat twelve-corner circuit today. “I can’t wait to get back on the bike in Thailand and get things going.”
Thailand’s humidity is extreme and the temperatures testing and Scott has been training extremely hard to ready himself for the intense heat. “I’m feeling the heat already,” Scott told MCNews.com.au from Thailand. “It’s going to be a whole new level, come Sunday, in regards to the heat.”
“However I’m really excited to learn the new circuit here in Buriram circuit. It looks very flowing and fast. I think it’s going to be fun to ride. I get to jump in the AARK Racing Honda CBR600RR on Friday morning for my first practice session, I simply cannot wait.”
The Chang International Circuit is a new track, which opened a few months ago, in October 2014, and is the first to be approved by the FIM in Thailand and therefore the only one capable of hosting the eni FIM Superbike World Championship in the country.
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