Wild card ride for McFlash at Misano

Reigning South African Supersport champion David 'McFlash' McFadden has been offered a wild card ride in the World Superstock 1000 race at the fifth round of the World Superbike champ[ionship at Misanmo in Italy on 10 June.

Semi-works Kawasaki outfit Team Pedercini have been following McFadden's exceptional performance in his rookie year in the SA Superbike series - three wins, a second and third in six starts, putting him well ahead on points - and when an opening arose they offered him the opportunity to test a week before the race and the ride at Misano.

SA Supersport champion David McFadden has been offered a ride in a World Superstock race. Credit: Dave Abrahams

The team were in fact eager to sign him for the balance of the 2012 season but budgetary constraints and SA Superbike commitments prevented that; the object of this ride is to showcase McFadden's talent to Kawasaki Europe, Team Pedercini and the international racing community, as a key to securing a World Superstock ride in 2013.


A wild card ride is the opportunity of a lifetime, but it comes at a cost, and to raise funds towards McFadden's foray into the world arena, there will be a farewell party in the upstairs section of the clubhouse at the Killarney circuit from 6pm on Tuesday 29 May. Snacks will be served at about 6.30pm and there will be a cash bar.

Chris Speight, MD of Kawasaki SA, has provided a 2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R at a nominal cost which will be raffled, and there will sponsors' regalia and other memorabilia up for grabs in an 'American auction'.