Ducati Motologic rider Jamie Stauffer is confident he can continue his winning form when the final round of the 2010 Viking Group Australian Superbike Championship kicks off at Symmons Plains in Tasmania tomorrow.
The former dual ASBK champion won the Aussie Superbike support races at last month’s Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, and he’s hopeful he can go on to win the official ASBK season finale this weekend.
“I think we have a good chance to take the final round this weekend although the field is very strong,” Stauffer commented. “The Ducati 1198 is working really well now, we’ve found a good overall balance and I am confident going into this weekend.”
Stauffer’s support race victory at the GP marked Ducati’s first national Superbike win in over a decade, achieved using Dunlop’s N-Tec tyre as the ASBK D211GP Racer control tyre wasn’t enforced at the non-championship GP event.
“We are back on the Dunlop control tyre which I’ve never had any problems with so it’s all looking good,” Stauffer said of his return to the control rubber. “I had a great weekend at Phillip Island for the MotoGP so I’ll just be trying to keep that momentum going for this round at Symmons Plains.”
Teammate Jordy Burgess will wrap up his rookie season as a factory Superbike rider this weekend, confident of a good result as he continues to regain full fitness following recent foot surgery.
“My foot has healed and I have been able to increase my training over the past month quite a bit so I’m ready to race at Symmons Plains,” Burgess said. “MotoGP was a pretty good round for me as I recovered from my surgery as I was able to finish in the top 10 once again.
“Now, I am going into the final round a lot stronger so I will be looking to make more head way into the top 10 ranks.”