News 15 Jul 2011

Aussie Dave Racing Team in good form at Mid-Ohio AMA Superbikes

'Aussie' Dave Anthony finished ninth on Saturday at Mid-Ohio last weekend.

'Aussie' Dave Anthony finished ninth on Saturday at Mid-Ohio last weekend.

The Aussie Dave Racing Team embarked upon the sixth round of the AMA Pro National Guard Superbike Championship last weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course, with both ‘Aussie’ Dave Anthony and Australian rookie Jordan Burgess showing solid form throughout the weekend despite a slow start in qualifying for the riders.

Saturday’s race was a hard fought slog for both riders, who both managed to come from behind with Anthony taking ninth on the ADR-prepped Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Anthony crashed out of race two, but was content with the team’s results last weekend.

“I feel as a team we had a pretty successful and fun weekend, obviously besides my crash in the final race,” Anthony said. “For me personally it was always going to be a tough slog on the bike as I have not ridden since Road America due to funding and my ongoing back injury which has slowed me down.

“We were happy with the way the bikes performed all weekend and made the right tire choice early on in the weekend and stuck with them all weekend without any problems which was great.”

Burgess finished 15th in race one, before backing that up with 14th position on Sunday afternoon.

“I was also really happy with the way the weekend panned out,” he said. “I took on a new mental approach to this round and tried not to put too much pressure on myself and have fun and it really helped.

“It’s hard coming to these tracks racing for the first time and trying to get good results along side guys that have been racing these tracks there whole lives. However my lap times were consistent and I did my best the whole way throughout the races and didn’t make any stupid mistakes.

“I really enjoyed racing this weekend and its got me pumped coming to Laguna at the end of this month for the MotoGP. I want to thank the whole team for there support and also the fans for showing there support all weekend.”