Australian riders are ruling the roost in the opening practice sessions at Round 5 of the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship at the Buddh International Circuit. Just as Ant West chalked up the provisional pole position in the SuperSports 600cc class, young Broc Pearson also climbed to the top of the timesheets in the Asia Dream Cup category.
As this is the first time that the ARRC is racing at the Buddh International Circuit, all the riders are competing on an even playing field. None had had any experience at this 5.15km circuit.
Broc stopped the clock at 2’24.623s to lead the Asia Dream Cup, half a second faster than championship leader Hiroki Nakamura who posted 2’25.001s. Malaysian rider Mohd Harith Farhan was third fastest with 2’25.735s.