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ASBK: Round 2 Symmons Plains, Tasmania

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Glenn had to brave some cool conditions in the opening practice session, with the Superbikes being the first category onto the Symmons Plains circuit. Looking to transfer the knowledge he had gained from a recent test day, Scott looked to make his mark on the Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda CBR RR. Glenn set a time of 56.984, placing Glenn in ninth.

“We had a great run this morning, and I’m happy to be in top nine in such difficult conditions with it being so cold, I’m also confident we can improve in qualifying with a front end change and a focus on improving my own performance in certain areas on the track.

“The team is working really well together, and I’m feeling a lot better myself working alongside Stephen Mion from Fitmoto who is helping with my diet and physical condition,” said Scott.

With just twenty minutes to set a benchmark time in qualifying, Team InsureMyRide Racing’s Glenn Scott set out to put in a competitive lap ahead of the weekend’s two races, taking tenth place with a time of 55.900 on the compact northern Tasmanian track. Glenn was happier with the improvements made from the opening session, boosting his confidence looking ahead to the remainder of the weekend.

“I found one second in qualifying and felt a lot more comfortable on the Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda, the changes we made to the front end worked and I did what I had to do to make it into the superpole for tomorrow,”

“I’m looking forward to improving my position in superpole, and crucially getting more laps around the track ahead of the two races,” Scott concluded.

Saturday 6th April 2013

“Improvements showing through for Scott at Symmons Plains”

Glenn Scott has ridden his Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda CBR well and truly into the top ten as the opening race of the 2013 Australian Superbike Championship took place at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania.

After qualifying tenth on Friday, Glenn progressed into the superpole taking place at an early 7:50am on a cool Symmons Plains circuit, finishing the session with a best time of 56.440 it consolidated Scott into 11th in the lead up to race one.

“To make superpole this morning was a huge effort for myself and the team, the track was only 8 degrees which made things exciting but difficult, we used the session as more ride time to work on a few areas on the track and to continue to learn the 1000cc bike,” said Scott.

After an opening lap red flag incident, the first race of the weekend was given a full restart, and it proved beneficial for Glenn. Launching from the line, he carried some great pace, climbing to as high as fifth over the course of the 16 lap event. Consistency proved key for Glenn, as he settled for 7th by the end of the race.

“The opening race was really exciting, it felt awesome to line up on the superbike grid against the likes of (Wayne) Maxwell, (Glenn) Allerton and (Jamie) Stauffer.

“After the race was restarted, I got a great jump from the line and rode a really consistent race; we set our fastest lap time around the Symmons Plains track and sat consistently in the low 55’s.

“Finishing seventh and improving our lap times by 1.5 seconds since yesterday is very positive for myself and Team InsureMyRide Racing, I can’t wait to get back on track tomorrow, with a few setting changes to deliver me more to learn throughout the race,” Scott concluded.

“Scott records top ten qualifying performance at Symmons Plains”

Central Coast’s Glenn Scott has made numerous advances in the opening day of the 2013 Australian Superbike Championship at Symmons Plains Raceway, with the Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda set to move up the field in superpole in the morning ahead of the first race of the weekend tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday 7th April 2013

“Successful Superbike debut for Scott in Tasmania”

Team InsureMyRide Racing’s Glenn Scott has achieved some extraordinary results in his first points round in the Australian Superbike Championship, securing sixth overall and second in the privateers rankings which has given the 21 year-old a great launching pad leading into the coming rounds.

Glenn kick started the final day in Tasmania with a solid performance in the opening warm-up, it was a chance for the Team InsureMyRide Racing outfit to test some changes made in preparation for the final race, and it filled Glenn with plenty of confidence.

“The warm-up went really well, the few changes we made to the bike seemed to work, we ran yesterday’s race tyres so we could the feel the changes and were happy to be only 0.5seconds off yesterday’s time.

Friday 5th April 2013

“I worked hard on changing a few lines to improve my edge grip and this seemed successful also, I’m really excited for the final race,” said Scott.

With the starting positions for race two as per qualifying, Glenn was looking set for another strong top ten result. Crucially, he was able to maintain his target low 55second times with his fastest coming on lap 14 of the 16 lap race with a 55.382.

“Today was a difficult race but again really enjoyable, I’m already thinking about what we can improve for Queensland.

“Unfortunately I took a few laps to find my feet in the race which made me lose touch with the top six but once I was comfortable the bike handled really well.

“We just need more time to learn the bike, I’m really happy with our results for our first Australian Superbike points race, it’s incredible to get such a good result in the privateers rankings, we’ve found a great base to build from and I can’t wait to get back on the Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda in Queensland,” Scott concluded.

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