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Australian Superbike Championships Round 1 Report

ASBK - Australian Superbike Championships

Maxwell takes clean sweep at Phillip Island

In a reduced race to ten laps, Maxwell rode the first part of the race conservatively to save tyre wear and then took the lead on Lap 6 to win comfortably behind newly formed teams, Cougar Bourbon Honda Racing, Bryan Starring and Ducati Motologic's Racing, Jamie Stauffer.

Maxwell, ecstatic after the race, "I am absolutely stoked to get maximum points in Round 1"

"We need to retain the momentum going into the next round and will be doing a lot of testing before then" said Maxwell.

Maxwell supportive of the team effort commented, "The Demolition Plus GAS Honda team have worked hard in preparation of a fantastic bike".

2009 Supersport champion, Bryan Starring riding the Honda CBR RR, "We had a good bike that I felt I could win with but I've got some good points on the board in our first round that will take us forward to the next round."

Third place overall, Jamie Stauffer who had tyre troubles in both races felt pretty strong. "I took it pretty easy in the second race to conserve the tyres. Hopefully, we can do one better next time."

Early in the race Josh Waters, 2009 Superbike champion was dicing in the top four until Lap 4 when he encountered technical problems. Josh was gutted saying, "I'll be back in Darwin, stronger and more determined. I've lost a lot of points in this round, so I'll be trying harder."

Shannon Johnson riding the ESG KTM put a fantastic ride with consistent lap times to secure forth place after starting from sixth position.

The Viking Group Australian Superbike Championship moves to Darwin 08 - 11 April where all riders are looking forward to a new circuit for the Championship. Most riders haven't ridden the circuit, so it will be a very even playing field.

Viking Group Australia Superbike Championship Points

1 Wayne MAXWELL (NSW) 51
2 Bryan STARING (VIC) 38
3 Jamie STAUFFER (NSW) 37
4 Shannon JOHNSON (VIC) 33
5 Scott CHARLTON (VIC) 29

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