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Stauffer Claims Second Successive Superbike Crown

Yamaha Racing Team rider Jamie Stauffer recently claimed his second consecutive Australian Superbike Championship after taking both round wins in front of a record crowd for a round of the national series of 12,500 at the double-header sixth and seventh rounds of the series at Queensland Raceway.

Needing only a seventh place in the second of Sunday's two races, Stauffer led the early laps before being passed by Team Yoshimura Suzuki rider Craig Coxhell, the latter going on to record a 5.019sec win while Stauffer settled for a safe second place – and the 2007 title.

"I thought of trying to go with Craig when he came by, but I also had a championship at stake," said Stauffer. "I don't like coming second in any race, but in this case two overall round wins, a new lap record and the 2007 championship isn't a bad weekend's work. I'm happy."

Stauffer's weekend of dominance at Queensland Raceway continued with round wins in the Supersport class, his points haul over both days catapulting him to a 6pt lead in the eight-round series over Yamaha teammate Jason O'Halloran.

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