News 15 Mar 2010

Oz RR: Cudlin continues podium form in Qatar with Suzuki

Alex Cudlin has been strong so far in Qatar with QERT Suzuki.

Alex Cudlin has been strong so far in Qatar with QERT Suzuki.

Australia’s Alex Cudlin has just returned home after another successful outing with QERT Suzuki in the Qatar International Road Racing Championships.

After announcing his signing with QERT Suzuki for the 2010 World Endurance Championships and the Qatar International Road Racing Championships, Cudlin began in good form by capturing second position in his debut ride with the team three weeks ago.

Cudlin again competed in the Qatar International Road Race Championships last weekend, qualifying on the front row and then finishing second in both 15 lap races for the round.

“This has been another satisfying weekend for me,” Cudlin explained. “To spend time onboard my new bike is great, but to finish in a podium position in both races is even better. Its been five or six years since I have raced sprint races and each time I go on the track my speed and agility on the bike is improving. Each time I race here I am feeling more comfortable, and I know a win is just around the corner.”

After missing the first round of the Qatar International Road Racing Championship in December, Cudlin is gradually climbing up the championship ladder, now sitting in a comfortable fourth position overall. After just three races and with four more rounds remaining, the championship win is still an achievable goal.

Cudlin and QERT Suzuki are using the time in the Qatar championships to prepare themselves for the bigger challenge of defending the 2010 World Endurance Superstock Championship, which begins soon.

“Racing in this championship is perfect for our team to prepare for the world championships,” Cudlin continued. “Obviously that is our main goal, so to be racing every other weekend in the lead up to the Le Mans 24 hour will hopefully put us in a great position for that challenge.”

Cudlin will head back to Qatar to contest round four of the Qatar championship on 26-27 March.