News 22 Mar 2016

YRT's Allerton leads ASBK season into Wakefield Park

Pressure mounts as the season resumes in New South Wales.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Wakefield Park will host the first standalone round of the 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli this weekend, 25-27 March.

Yamaha Racing Team’s Glenn Allerton was the most dominant Superbike rider on the track at Phillip Island and is now eager to carry his winning momentum into round two at the technical Goulburn-based venue.

“I’m pretty confident that I stand a good position to try and win,” Allerton explained. “It’s as close to my home track as you could possibly get, and its one of the tracks where I first learnt how to ride a road bike.

“We didn’t test for the first round and we managed to win every race at Phillip Island, I just know that the package that we have with the Yamaha R1 is really strong and I am super confident. Anything can happen and I think for sure we have the chance to take out another trifecta. I have been undefeated around Wakefield before.

“It’s going to be different now with really hard competition in my teammates, but also Troy [Herfoss] on the Honda and Mike Jones on the Ducati. It’s going to be a battle as far as who can get the most out of themselves and their bike for the weekend.”

For round one Supersport winner Troy Guenther, round two at Wakefield Park provides the opportunity to snatch up crucial championship points once again. He’s made a quick transition to the Yamaha YZF-R6 for the new season.

“I feel really good, the Graffiti Alley Yamaha Team have been working really hard in between rounds to prepare the bike, and I feel really confident for Wakefield,” Guenther said. “We have had some really positive testing sessions there and I am feeling great for round two.

“It’s quite a different track to Phillip Island, so its going to be interesting to see how everyone adapts at Wakefield. It’s a great track that suits our Yamaha quite well so I am excited to race it.

“After Phillip Island we have a clear direction of what we can improve on. I have been continuing to train, and have been building on my fitness for race distance. I am most excited to just be racing again this weekend.”

The 2016 Yamaha Motor Finance Australian Superbike Championship presented by Motul Pirelli will head to Wakefield Park Raceway in New South Wales from 25-27 March. Tickets for round two of the series are still available. For prices and a race schedule head to