News 19 Nov 2010

ASBK: Beaton proud of Superstock 1000 B Championship

Beau Beaton has enjoyed a strong season during 2010 in the ASBK. Image: Keith Muir.

Beau Beaton has enjoyed a strong season during 2010 in the ASBK. Image: Keith Muir.

New Australian Superstock 1000 B Champion Beau Beaton is proud of his achievements in the 2010 Australian Superbike Championship series, reflecting on his season after last weekend’s Tasmania finale.

Beaton stepped up to the Superbike class for the final round at Symmons Plains and posted a solid 10th overall since he won the B-grade title with a round to spare.

After battling amongst the likes of top A-grade riders Ben Attard, Craig Coxhell and eventual champion Brendan Clarke throughout the year, Beaton was happy to win his respective class.

“We were always aiming to run up the front of A-grade as well as B, which we were able to do,” Beaton commented.

“I struggled at a couple of tracks, but the whole year went really well and we were even able to qualifying really good amongst the Superbikes in Queensland.

“It’s been a successful year for us, we’re really thankful to all our sponsors and supporters.”

In stepping up to the premier Superbike class for the MotoGP support races and ASBK final round, Beaton was also able to secure backing from QBE Insurance.

“Because we tied the B-grade Superstock championship up at the Phillip Island two-plus-four round, it was decided that for the GP and Tasmania we would race Superbike and QBE came on board and that has been just great,” he explained.

“I would have like to have gone a little better at Symmons Plains, but we were pretty happy with the ninth in the dry on Saturday, even though it was a struggle in the wet on Sunday. Tenth overall for the round was a positive find to the season.”

Beaton was also awarded with the AMCN Best Presented Award at Symmons Plains to cap of what has been a strong season for the talented Ducati rider.

It’s expected Beaton will step up to the Superbike ranks full time for next season in the ASBK.