Daniel Falzon won’t be on the ASBK grid in 2023

JD Racing sit out 2023 season

Because the ASBK discipline prepares for the official take a look at underneath lights at Sydney Motorsport Park this week there can be one common ASBK stalwart absent from each the take a look at and the competitors this 12 months.

South Australian Daniel Falzon and his household run JD Racing outfit have made the choice to take a seat this one out and have a hiatus from the game.

The explanations are many, together with rising work commitments for all members of the crew, as Daniel particulars beneath on this assertion.

Daniel Falzon pictured right here in Darwin final 12 months (2022)

Daniel Falzon

After in depth consideration, at the moment I can regretfully announce that we are going to not be competing within the Australian Superbikes Championship in 2023.  This determination doesn’t come evenly and is one which our complete crew has made.

“When committing to nationwide Superbike racing, we had been all the time of the mindset that we’d not compete until every of us had been capable of commit 100 per cent effort to every season. This 12 months it won’t be attainable.

The JD Racing Crew, minus mum and pop, on the gird at The Bend in 2021.

“With out detailing all of the contributing components, a big one is my want for corrective surgical procedure. I’ve been suggested to bear the removing of all of the rods and pins in my leg and again after my incident at The Bend in 2021 – due to this fact I’ll want a interval of rehabilitation.

“Contemplating that is prone to sideline me for some time, I’ve made the choice to return to College this 12 months to additional progress my Paramedics profession and research the Intensive Care post-graduate course, this has all the time been a private aim for me and balancing work/racing/research doesn’t appear attainable.

JD Racing had been one of many first groups to undertake MoTeC as they thought that was the place ASBK was heading – Picture RbMotoLens

“In 2022, we dedicated to a brand new electronics system, MoTeC, with the understanding that it might turn out to be a management ECU for 2023. Together with different groups, we invested appreciable improvement money and time to this and it’s honest to say we had been very disheartened to see MA not progress with this plan – additional including to our determination to take a seat out the season and see how issues pan out.

Daniel Falzon and team celebrate race one victory
Daniel Falzon and crew celebrating after dominating the opening Australian Superbike spherical at Phillip Island in 2017 – TBG Picture

“I need to say an enormous due to our followers and constant companions, for our crew this marks 14 seasons racing at a nationwide stage and actually burning that candle at each ends – I feel it’s time for some lengthy service depart!”

Daniel Falzon pictured during the opening rounds of the Phillip Island Championship staged during the Superbike World Championship weekend earlier this year
Daniel Falzon pictured right here in early 2014, various damaged bones in the past…

2023 ASBK Calendar

2023 ASBK Calendar
Spherical Circuit Location Date
Take a look at Sydney Motorsport Park NSW Feb 1-2
R1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Feb 24-26
R2 Sydney Motorsports Park NSW Mar 24-25
R3 Queensland Raceway QLD Apr 28-30
R4 Hidden Valley Raceway NT Jun 16-18
R5 Morgan Park Raceway QLD Jul 14-16
R6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit VIC Oct 27-29
R7 The Bend Motorsport Park SA Dec 1 – 3

2023 mi-bike Australian Superbike Championship introduced by Motul (ASBK)