Troy Herfoss leads his teammate Broc Pearson in the third round of the Australian Superbike Championship at Queensland Raceway. Photo courtesy of RbMotoLens.

The following is from DesmoSport Ducati…

It was a bittersweet round three of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) for DesmoSport Ducati as Troy Herfoss overcame early obstacles in the weekend for the third DesmoSport round podium finish in a row, while Broc Pearson faced his own set of challenges in the two 16-lap races at Queensland Raceway on his way to eighth overall.

Ben Henry: “What a weekend! Being based in South-East Queensland, Queensland Raceway is a great weekend with so many of our local supporters and customers able to come see us race, and I really enjoy seeing all the familiar faces. I honestly didn’t know if Troy (Herfoss) would even make it on-track for Friday practice after his flight from the U.S. was cancelled, but in the end, it was lucky he did as we uncovered a problem in the bikes ECU from his crash in Sydney. From there, we started again and although the rain in qualifying prevented us from seeing his full potential, the team made strong steps forward. For Broc, I think we missed an opportunity for some solid points this weekend. He’s capable of much more than the results he had on the weekend, so we’ll take some time to analyze the weekends results, before turning our attention to Morgan Park for round four.

Broc Pearson: “I had some high expectations this weekend and although my outright lap time didn’t have me at the front through practice, we were working to a plan with strong race speed. I went into Sunday feeling good about the position we were in, so I’m disappointed to leave Queensland Raceway with a seventh and ninth place. A huge thank you to Ben and the entire DesmoSport Ducati, along with everyone that came out to support me over the weekend. We’re the only team to feature on the podium at every round this year and I plan on keeping that streak alive when we get to Morgan Park.”

Troy Herfoss: “What can I say… It’s been such a whirlwind with my flight home from America delayed, I got home and was pretty much straight back on the bike in practice and here we are, weekend over already! I really want to thank everyone that’s come out to the track this weekend, there’s been so many supportive comments and interest in what I’m doing this year both here and in the U.S., and I really appreciate it. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by good people across two great teams right now and it’s allowing me to really enjoy racing motorbikes. Battling for the podium against Max (Stauffer) was a real highlight for me across both races, after racing against and learning a lot from his dad when I started on a

Superbike, I was proud to legitimately race against him as he took his first double podium weekend too.”

Round four of the ASBK heads to Morgan Park Raceway on July 12-14 where Broc Pearson will lead the DesmoSport Ducati charge as Troy Herfoss remains in the U.S. for the next several King Of The Baggers rounds.

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