2011 World SuperbikeYoshimura Suzuki is preparing for its second World Superbike Championship race on May 30 at the Miller Motorsports Park, the fifth WSBK round in America.
Following on from its inaugural World SBK points-scoring ride with Australian Josh Waters at the Australian series opener at Phillip Island last month, Yoshimura is currently evaluating all data gathered and further-developing the team’s GSX-R1000 Superbike ahead of the US race, in which 22-year-old Waters will compete in only his second-ever World Championship event. At Phillip Island, the team tested several new Yoshimura factory parts, including an all-new R-11R racing exhaust, which will be further developed by R&D testing in America and also at the Suzuka 8-Hour in Japan at the end of July. Keiko Oshimi (Yoshimura): "At Phillip Island Josh did a great job in his first ride on the Yoshimura GSX-R1000, his first race on Pirelli tyres; and his first race on the world stage. He finished 18th in race one because of a puncture, but was 13th in race two and earned 3 points. "Although we were happy with our result, we always want to do better and we have found some areas to work and improve on before we go to Miller Motorsports Park in May." Image: The Yoshimura team at the opening WSBK round at Phillip Island