News 27 Apr 2023

Wagner set for Australian Supersport return at Queensland Raceway

Entry confirmed onboard a Stop & Seal Yamaha R6 for round three.

Image: Foremost Media.

The Australian Supersport grid will feature the return of proven talent Aiden Wagner this weekend at Queensland Raceway onboard a Stop & Seal Yamaha R6 entry.

Wagner has past international experience including a stint in the Supersport World Championship (WorldSSP), also competing at the highest level of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK).

He notably won Phillip Island’s opening round of ASBK in the Superbike category in 2019, and competed for the Yamaha Racing Team onboard an R1 throughout the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

The Queensland-based rider contested the opening rounds of last year’s ASBK in the Superbike class with the Addicted to Track Yamaha team but has been absent from the national paddock since round two at Queensland Raceway in 2022.

“Queensland Raceway is a local track for me, and although I’ve spent more time on my macadamia farm recently than on the bike, I’m still as motivated as ever to go racing and confident I can have strong results this weekend,” Wagner explained.

“It does feel like a bit of a step backwards going back to Supersport, but the reality is that I need to get some laps in, show everyone that I’m here to win races, and get myself back into racing at the highest level here.

“I can’t thank Robbie [Bolger] enough for believing in me and helping me with the opportunity this season. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the year unfolds.”

Stop & Seal team owner Robbie Bolger added: “I’m really looking forward to getting to the track this weekend. Those that know me know how much I love racing and motorcycles, so when an opportunity presented itself to get involved and support a rider with a lot of potential who just needed another chance, I jumped at it.

“Aiden is a great young guy, a talented rider, and dedicated to his young family, and I’d like to see him do well. He’s only had one opportunity to ride the bike since it was built, and he quickly found some good form, so although it’s early days, I’m confident that he will give it everything.”

Free practice one for Supersport competitors at Queensland Raceway commences tomorrow at 9:20 am, as Ty Lynch (Yamaha) leads the championship after two rounds.