News 7 Dec 2018

ARRC future an exciting prospect according to Allerton

Australian completes two days of testing at Chang International Circuit.

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Three-time Australian Superbike champion Glenn Allerton believes his future with Next Gen Motorsports in the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) is an exciting prospect following a two-day test in Thailand this week.

The BMW-squad, who are still seeking partners to make the endeavour come to fruition alongside its ASBK commitments, intend on entering the Asian series, which will introduce a 1000cc Superbike category for the first time next year.

Allerton made significant improvements on day two of testing at Chang International Circuit equipped with a Dunlop control tyre, lodging the fifth fastest time.

“It was just good fun to come away and I’m really excited for what the future holds for both myself and the team,” Allerton commented. “I was really amazed by the level of competition of the ASB1000 riders. They were all super-fast and I can’t wait to be able to race against them in 2019.

“The team did a fantastic job to dial out the issues we had on Tuesday, which made my job so much easier. This was proven with the time we were able to yesterday”

Next Gen Motorsports team manager Wayne Hepburn added: “I feel as if we can be a lot more competitive. The effort which both the team and Glenn put in was second none and I’m very proud of all of them. It was nice to meet the ARRC competitors, teams and officials. Everyone in the paddock made us feel right at home and looked after us very well, so I would personally like to thank everyone on behalf of the team.”

The next official ARRC test is set to take place at Sepang International Circuit on 5-6 March, ahead of the season-opener on 8-10 March.