World Supersport Championship leaders ParkinGO have stated their desire to assume control of Yamaha's representation in the 2012 World Superbike Championship following the manufacturer's decision to withdraw its factory backing.
The BE1 Racing team, which runs under the ParkinGO banner in a nod to its title sponsor, has been the dominant force in this year's WSS series since switching from Triumph to Yamaha over the winter, with Chaz Davies and Luca Scassa winning seven of the nine races between them thus far.
With Davies on the cusp of sealing the 2011 title following his fifth victory of the season at the Nurburgring, team manager Giuliano Rovelli is hoping it will convince Yamaha to maintain its WSBK presence through BE1 next year.
“We are a close and professional team, therefore I hope Yamaha lets us manage the SBK pack for 2012,” said Rovelli after labelling Davies's ride from tenth to first in three laps as a 'champion's ride'.
Rovelli has previously stated that he would consider moving to the World Superbike Championship, but preferably if Yamaha provided some backing in a deal similar to that enjoyed between current WSBK leaders Althea Racing and Ducati.
Should the move occur, ParkinGO – which was originally earmarked to run Triumph's stillborn WSBK project – is keen to retain star rider Davies.