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Solid Result For Honda’s Maxwell In Aus Supersports

Solid Result For Honda’s Maxwell In Aus SupersportsTeknic Honda’s sole Supersport rider, Wayne Maxwell put in one of the best performances of his career at PhillipIsland’s World Superbikes round two this weekend.

With a race result of 4-2-7-5, the new recruit finished fourth overall in the support class on his CBR600RR, after qualifying on the second row of the grid.

“There wasn’t much between the top qualifiers, and we made a few changes before racing which made a difference,” Maxwell said.

“That first race was very quick between the top four guys, and I even managed to break the lap record on lap four before Jeremy (Crowe) got me by another couple hundredths of a second.”

“Even though I finished fourth on the track there was only an eighth of a second between myself and the race winner.”

Maxwell said he is very happy with his first official outing with the Teknic Honda Team after a tough couple of months of testing.

“It has taken me a little while to adapt to the new package but the effort has paid off and I’m really happy now with the Honda Pirelli package,” said the 25-year-old.

“I really want to thank Honda and Paul (Free) for giving me their commitment and I’m definitely looking forward to Eastern Creek in a couple weeks time.”

Australian Supersport Event Overall Points

1 Jamie Stauffer, 94pts; 2 Jeremy Crowe, 79pts; 3 Bryan Staring, 72pts; 4 Wayne Maxwell, 67pts; 5.Judd Greedy, 66pts

For full results, please visit www.mcnews.com.au; for information on the first round of Australian Superbikes at Eastern Creek, March 14-16, 2008, please go to: www.aus-superbikes.com.au