Three-time AMA champion Jamie Hacking, who took his and PBM Kawasaki's best result so far with seventh in the opening race at Miller Motorsport Park last month, believes he can push for two top ten finishes on the unfamiliar Misano asphalt this weekend.
Hacking will once again be filling in for Makoto Tamada, who broke his wrist at Monza.
"I'm delighted that the team has asked to me to fill in for Makoto for both the Misano and Donington races. I'm really looking forward to racing the bike again and working with the PBM Kawasaki WSB team,” said Hacking.
“I was hoping we could finish in the top ten in both races at Miller but events in race two didn't go our way so I'm really looking forward to pushing myself to my full potential on the bike at Misano.
"I don't know the track but I'm confident that we can have some really decent results over the next few races,” he declared.
Regular rider Broc Parkes is now fully recovered from the shoulder injury he sustained during testing in the UK and is hoping to improve on his 18th place in the points standings.
"I'm feeling much fitter in myself after a few weeks break so I'm really looking forward to the Misano races,” said the Australian. “We left Miller feeling positive despite the results not really reflecting our bike development due to some bad luck but we know that the bike is getting better and better and our qualifying and race pace times are up there. I think the whole team is looking forward to some solid point scoring finishes and hopefully we can break back into the top ten."