Burke proves he's up to speed in Chinese Superbikes class

UP TO SPEED: Ben Burke, from Spring Terrace, has made his mark on the Chinese Superbikes.

UP TO SPEED: Ben Burke, from Spring Terrace, has made his mark on the Chinese Superbikes.

ORANGE’S Ben Burke has claimed his first two victories in the Chinese Superbike class last weekend.

Burke was fastest in every practice session and qualified his Kawasaki ZX-10R in pole position in only his first race in the Superbike class.

The Brighton-based motorcyclist, who is originally from Spring Terrace, was happy with his performance.

“I am very pleased about my weekend,” he said. 

“The team and I worked so well together to set up what is essentially a new bike for the circuit.”

The races consisted of 10 laps around a 4.5km track on Saturday and Sunday.

Burke started from the front in both races and was able to hold his position claiming two first place finishes.

The Kawasaki driver is looking forward to returning home.

“I am really enjoying riding the Kawasaki ZX-10R and look forward to racing back on Aussie soil,” Burke said.

Patrick Li, Burke’s A1 Motorcycles BCperformance Asia teammate, was excited for Burke’s results.

“Firstly I am so happy for Ben to win both races, he was consistently fast all weekend,” Li said.

Burke is also competing in the Australasian Superbike Championship and will race at the Queensland Raceway on June 27-29 before returning to China for the final round of the Chinese Superbike Championship on September 20-21.

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