News 21 Mar 2019

Allerton ‘ambitious’ as Wakefield Park ASBK looms

Podium the target for Maxima BMW racer this weekend.

Image: Russell Colvin.

Triple Australian champion Glenn Allerton says he feels ambitious about this weekend’s second round of the 2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Wakefield Park in New South Wales.

The Maxima BMW challenger was eighth overall in a tightly contested season-opener at Phillip Island last month, a result he’s targeting to improve on this weekend at the Goulburn circuit. It’s a venue which has treated him will in the past.

“I’ve had a lot of success at Wakefield Park over the years that I have been there, even recently,” said Allerton. “I have always seemed to have gone quite well at Wakefield, which is why I’m looking forward to heading back there this weekend. On top of that, I regard Wakefield Park as a second ‘home round’, as I only live one and a half hours from the circuit.

“I’m ambitious about this weekend, in terms of what the Maxima BMW team and I can achieve. My goal this weekend is to get myself and the Maxima BMW team up onto the podium. That is what our goal is and we’ll be pushing as hard as we can to make that possible. I know that BMW S 1000RR is capable of running at the front of the pack. It’s just up to me to make that happen.”

Team manager Wayne Hepburn added: “I know the Maxima BMW team has taken what they learned with the new tyres at Phillip Island and are trying to be better prepared for this weekend at Wakefield Park. You’ve heard it a lot already this year, but it’ obvious this year’s competition is a take no prisoners one.”

The premier class is currently led by Yamaha privateer Aiden Wagner, followed by Cru Halliday (Yamaha Racing Team) and Josh Waters (Team Suzuki Ecstar Australia).

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