Broc Parkes on his way to a win at round three of the FX Superbike Championship
Cru Hallidau nursed a sore ankle all weekend but still finished second on his R6

YRT’s Broc Parkes Snares FX Round Three

7 May 2013

Yamaha Racing with Yamalube’s Broc Parkes has taken the overall victory in the FX Superbike division at round three of the FX Superbike Championship at Wakefield Park over the weekend.

Parkes, in just his third ride on the Factory Yamaha team since returning to Australia, put in an outstanding effort to take the round victory with 1-3-1 results in the three races contested.

It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Yamaha racer who had to overcome some teething issues and reacquaint himself with a circuit that he hadn’t ridden on for a long time.

“We made a few changes to the bike throughout the weekend and things improved, so it was good to get the round win. I feel like I have improved at each round as I have adjusted to the bikes and the race circuits and I’m in pretty good shape in the championship with a few rounds still to go,” Parkes offers.

Parkes lead home a podium full of Yamaha riders in the FX Superbike class as he spent the day battling with Rick Olson and Kevin Curtain in a very tight group that provided great racing.

Parkes’ team mate, Cru Halliday had his own issues to deal with as a fall on the Friday practice session saw him nursing a very sore ankle. Still, Halliday knuckled down to the job at hand and peeled of an ultra-consistent 2-2-2 finishes in the FX600cc to land in second place behind fellow Yamaha rider, Rick Olson.

“The weekend didn’t start off so good and the crash certainly took a bit out of me, but the team did a great job on getting my bike sorted and I was able to get through the races and finish in second. I’m still second in the championship and with a little break in the racing now I can get back to full health and have a real crack at the final few rounds,” he said.

Round four of the FX Superbike Championship takes place at Queensland Raceway on August 23-25.

For more information on the series; www.formula-xtreme.com.au  or for a complete list of results; www.computime.com.au

Round Three Results – Wakefield Park
FX Superbikes
1st Broc Parkes – 70 (YRT – Yamalube)

2nd Rick Olson – 66
3rd Kevin Curtain – 65

FX600cc
1st Rick Olson – 75
2nd Cru Halliday – 66 (YRT – Yamalube)
3rd Michael Blair – 56

Championship Standings- After Round Three
FX Superbikes

1st Kevin Curtain – 202
2nd Broc Parkes – 191 (YRT – Yamalube)
3rd Rick Olson – 189

FX 600cc
1st Rick Olson – 197
2nd Cru Halliday – 183 (YRT- Yamalube)
3rd Justin Di Giandomenico - 140

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