Milwaukee Yamaha’s Broc Parkes will not take part in the rest of the MCE British Superbike weekend at Thruxton, after still being in too much pain after recent double arm-pump surgery. He will be replaced by Pirelli National Superstock 1000 rider, Adam Jenkinson, who campaigns an R1.
The former MotoGP rider had the surgery before the last round at Brands Hatch, but found himself in pain after competing in the Suzuka Eight-Hours last weekend.
Parkes did take part in the first free practice session, but struggled during the 45 minute outing, and his team decided on safety grounds that he shouldn’t take part in the rest of the race weekend at the Hampshire track.
“Broc was in a lot of pain this morning, and his arms started hurting after competing in Suzuka. On the grounds of health and safety we have decided that it would not be safe for him to take part in the rest of the weekend,” said team manager Mick Shanley, speaking to Bikesportnews.com at the track.
“Adam Jenkinson will replace him this weekend, and he rides a Yamaha in the Stock 1000 class. He is allowed to ride in both classes, and it will be good to still have two Milwaukee Yamaha bikes taking part in both races this weekend.”