News 14 Jul 2015

Magee hopeful of making Queensland FX-ASC grid

Honda-mounted privateer should return from injury.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

LMR Honda’s Linden Magee will almost be certain to return to racing at the next round of the Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship (FX-ASC) at his home round in Queensland next month.

Magee, 33, missed round three at Sydney Motorsport Park due to getting his right elbow operated on from a crash that he had at the final round of the New Zealand Superbike Championship at Taupo.

“It’s pretty much like hitting a bit of rope with a sledge hammer,” Magee explained. “I just tried to put up with the pain at the first two rounds, but it just got too painful and I simply had no strength.”

The 2012 Australian Prostock Champion went under the knife on 28 June, following a monster high-side at Mallala’s second FX-ASC stop of the season.

Thanks to having a Honda CBR1000RR SP sent up his way by Paul Free, Magee is planning on having a shakedown test at the ‘paperclip’ a week out from round four, which will take place on 14-16 August.

“I plan on doing cutting some laps before the next round,” he added. “Apart from that, I’m still training at home as I have a virtual pushbike trainer which I’m on every day. I just can’t do any upper-body training at the moment. I’ll be fit enough, it’s just a case of if the tendons have repaired well enough for me to put a lot of load through them.”

Magee currently sits in 11th place in the Australian FX-Superbike Championship (AFX-SBK) and in the FX-ASC he lies in 12th position.