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Maxwell And Winzer Team Up For G.A.S. Honda

12 January 2009 - Honda Dealer Geoff Winzer and Wayne Maxwell have signed on the dotted line for the Victorian rider to compete on board a G.A.S. Honda CBR1000RR in this year’s field of the Australian Superbike Championships.

Maxwell was a serious contender for the title in 2009 with the Honda supported Motologic Team, powering through the last few rounds to accumulate enough points to secure third place.

The partnership will be a formidable one with Winzer having managed the past four Privateer Cup winners including Craig Coxhell, Chris Trounson, Glenn Allerton and Russell Holland.

Winzer established Geoff's Auto Spares in 1985, became a Honda Dealership in 1994 and started trading as G.A.S Honda Motorcycles & Power Equipment in 2008.

Geoff started running his race team in 1999 and is well known on the circuit for having mentored and produced some of the finest talent in the country including Josh Brookes who is now competing in the British Superbike series.

“We’ve been racing for 10 years now and have a lot of experience under the belt,” Geoff said.

“We really want the big Cup this time! If you look at last few rounds of last year, Wayne was the one putting the pressure on all the other riders. He’s tough and I believe we can do it together.”

“The support we are getting from Honda Australia has been crucial to getting the Team happening this year,” Geoff added.

“We are still seeking naming right’s sponsorship, but so far the bike is coming together really well and the plan is to go testing at the end of this month.”

“It’s definitely going to be very different this year with all the other brands coming in but we’ve always worked on putting together a professional team to represent the brand no matter what.”

After a period of uncertainty, Maxwell says he is really happy to have a ride in place, and is particularly rapt that he will compete again on a Honda.

“I am thrilled to have signed with G.A.S. Honda Racing, to be able to continue my relationship with Honda and pick up where I left off last year,” he said.

“I have had a great off season and I am excited to start testing and work with a very committed and hungry new team. Geoff has had great success in the past and I am looking forward to working with him.”

For information on the ASBK, go to: www.asbk.com.au.