Riding the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS for the Hong Kong-based Splitlath team, West took back-to-back wins March 21-22 for round one of six in the Pan Delta Superbike Series. The Oklahoma City native never rode the Zhuhai Circuit before, but learned it quickly.
West qualified on pole with a record lap of 1:35.859, which was the first time a superbike ever lapped the circuit under 1:36.
Throughout the double header, West battled with China’s Li Zheng Peng aboard factory Yamaha YZF-R1 machinery. EBR reports that the pair traded the lead until West was able to ride deep into the corners and out-accelerate his rival and hold Li off as the two riders raced through lapped traffic.
“Getting to go race in China for the Splitlath team and represent the EBR brand was an amazing experience,” said West. “ To finish the weekend out by setting a new track record, qualifying on pole position, and winning both races on the first attempt was icing on the cake! Big thanks to everyone that made it possible and I can’t wait to come back and build on our championship points lead.”
West and the Splitlath EBR team now hold the lead in the Championship points race for the Pan Delta Superbike Series. The next round, along with much higher temperatures, is sure to bring renewed pressure from competitors as they focus their efforts on catching Cory West.
About the Pan Delta Superbike Series: The Pan Delta Series is one of China’s highest attended racing events, over weekends in March, June and September. Held at the Zhuhai International Circuit, Crowds of up to 30,000 fans from the Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong area are in attendance. The series is also televised nation wide on Zhuhai Television, Guangdong TV, Guanxi Satellite an Macau TDM, reaching millions of homes in China. This series gives us a unique PR opportunity within China, and a disruptive marketing tool for our partners.