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Honda Mounted Maxwell Dominates 2010 ASBK Opener

1 March 2010 - Demolition GAS Honda’s Wayne Maxwell has won the opening round of the 2010 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Phillip Island this past weekend, taking a clean sweep of the points ahead of fellow Honda rider Bryan Staring who claimed 38 points to make it a Honda 1-2 on the podium at day’s end.

Maxwell, who finished the round on 51 points, battled fiercely for a race one win against Staring, as well as Josh Waters and Jamie Stauffer. The four riders certainly kept the crowd on their toes after breaking away from the rest of the pack by about five seconds.

The final race for the Australian Superbike class was postponed until late in the afternoon due to an earlier crash in World Supersport, and was subsequently reduced to 10 laps, however, the racing was just as close with the original four, plus another Honda mounted rider - Glenn Allerton - swapping the lead position numerous times.

With less than half a second between them at the pointy end of the race, Maxwell was able to take the chequered flag, with Stauffer a close second and Bryan in third.

“I couldn’t be happier with our weekend,” Maxwell said. “This is a new Team so to be able to pull off really a perfect round so early into the season is very confidence inspiring.”

“The next round at Darwin should be interesting as the circuit is new to most of the riders. The conditions will also have a big part to play in who can win so I’ll be training as much as possible in the lead up.”

The second round of the 2010 ASBK will take place in Darwin, Northern Territory on 8-11 April. For information, go to: www.asbk.com.au.