News 15 Mar 2023

West lands ASBK opportunity with Addicted To Track

International talent confirmed to compete at QR for round three.

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Experienced international racer Anthony West has secured an opportunity to make a 2023 Mi-Bike Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) appearance, confirming he will contest round three of the series with the Addicted To Track Yamaha team.

West competed in recent ASBK seasons with the MotoGo Yamaha team, notably parting ways with the outfit for 2023 and initially indicating that he would not contest Australian Superbikes this year due to a lack of sponsorship.

The Addicted To Track Yamaha team fielded Aiden Wagner for the first two rounds last year, and has also been instrumental in giving international talent including Josh Hayes, Travis Wyman and Alastair Hoogenboezem the opportunity to showcase their abilities at the highest domestic level in Australia. Seasoned-contender Michael Edwards has been a staple in the team’s line-up across recent seasons.

West made his first competitive outing with the team last weekend for the opening round of the 2023 Queensland Road Race Championship, securing the overall win in the Superbike category at Queensland Raceway.

“I’m happy with the results being the first time working with the team, they worked in a very professional way,” West explained. “My first ASBK with the team will be round three at Queensland Raceway on 30 April.”

It has also been previously confirmed that West will return to the Endurance World Championship (EWC) in 2023 with the Maco Racing Yamaha team, and contest this year’s Asia Road Racing Championship with Victor Racing MLT Yamaha in the ASB1000 class.

The second round of 2023 ASBK takes place at Sydney Motorsport Park between 24-25 March, with round three at Queensland Raceway taking place just over a month later on 28-30 April.