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Allerton and Honda Poised For Title Fight

15 October 2008 – The Teknic Honda team is gearing up for their biggest fight of the season at this weekend’s final Eastern Creek round of the Australian Superbike Championships.

Honda’s lead rider Glenn Allerton is poised to take his maiden premier class title after a watertight ride in the support races of the recent Phillip Island MotoGP nearly two weeks ago.

With a five point gap between himself and last year’s winner, Jamie Stauffer, Allerton realises there will be no room for error.

“We tested at Eastern Creek a few weeks ago which went really well,” Allerton said.

“All of the top riders were within two or three tenths of each other at that time, but we have really got the CBR1000RR working well and I believe we have the overall package needed to win the title.”

“I am feeling really confident after the Island and am focused on finishing off the season strongly.”

Team mates Jason O’Halloran (CBR1000RR) and Wayne Maxwell (CBR600RR) are also riding high after exceptional results at Phillip Island, and will both be aiming to step up to the final’s podium by Sunday afternoon.

“After the MotoGP event at Phillip Island, the Teknic Honda Team has been on a real high,” said Team Manager Paul Free.

“The results we achieved were done collectively so everyone deserves recognition for their efforts.”

“Going into this weekend’s final at Eastern Creek, we have to focus extremely hard on what will be our toughest round of racing of the 2008 season.”

“Glenn is going into the race as the series leader in the Superbike class, but knows he will have to ride the wheels off his CBR1000RR to beat his nearest rivals. If Glenn rides as well as he did at the MotoGP, he will be in with a real shot at this Championship.

“Jason should be at his absolute best also, having ridden the last three weekends in a row, both here and abroad in Europe so his race pace and fitness will be second to none.”

“Wayne’s recent dominant performance at the MotoGP on his Pirelli shod Teknic CBR600RR was awesome, and I am sure he wants to continue on with that winning form at Eastern Creek.

The final round of the Australian Superbike Championships will take place at Eastern Creek, October 17-19. For ticketing information, go to: www.aus-superbikes.com.au