IT WILL be a busy week ahead for Wagga motorcycle racer Brandon Demmery as he prepares to take on the best from here and abroad.
Demmery will compete in the third round of the Australian Superbike Championship in Sydney from Friday before he adds another stamp to his passport next week with a trip to Japan.
There he will compete on a Yamaha R25 in round three of the Asian Road Racing Championship (ARRC) where the best riders from across Asia will compete over four days at the world famous Suzuka track.
Demmery, the 2013 Australian 250cc and 2014 300cc champion, still has a race meeting at Sydney Motorsports Park to win this weekend before flying out.
"I currently race the 600cc bike here in Australia, but step down to the 250cc bike in Asia,” Demmery said.
"2013-2014 were very successful years, I knew however that stepping up on to the 600cc bike in Australia and being able to fight for the championship would be a big ask.
“The bikes are very different and we planned 2015 as being a learning year on the bigger bike."
It was success Demmery had on the smaller capacity bikes that opened the door for him to compete in the Asian Series.
"For sure, winning two championships in Australia gave me the opportunity to race in what I think is one of the hottest contested series in the world,” he said.
“Riders from Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and others send their best to race in the series. I am the only Australian in the 250cc Production Class on a factory supplied Yamaha R25. The manufacturer and I are developing the new bike, we are making progress and I hope to be winning races very soon.”
Demmery made his comback from a wrist injury at last month’s ARRC second round and is now ready and raring to go.
"It’s a big two weeks for sure,” he said.
“The 600cc bike is very physical to ride, add in an international flight to Japan and then another four days in a packed field of the best riders Asia has to offer and it will be hard.
“I have been working very hard on my fitness and believe I can handle the pressure.”
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