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Teknic Honda Braves Cold Tassie Conditions To Maintain Series Lead

2 September 2008 - The Australian Superbike Championships will come down to the wire  at next month’s final round after a solid performance by Teknic Honda’s Glenn  Allerton at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains track resulted in the 27-year-old  finishing on the podium.

Allerton has led the  series since round two on his Motologic prepared CBR1000RR, and with his 37  point score at last weekend’s penultimate round, the New South Welshman is in a  strong position to finish the season in the best possible way.

Allerton’s strong second  place finish in race one ahead of Jamie Stauffer, and consistent fourth place  finish in race two, have helped him to maintain a five point lead over his  rival who will also be vying for the series trophy at Eastern Creek’s round  seven.

“I’m pleased to have  scored well in both races,” said Allerton.

“It’s good for the  Championship and I was really happy to finish ahead of Jamie in that first  race.”

“In an effort to improve  our race set up for race two, we made some minor technical changes to the bike;  unfortunately I made some small errors during the race which cost me dearly on  the track.”

  “Overall I’m happy with  the weekend though, and am confident we will be very strong at the final  round.”

Whilst Allerton celebrated  his consistent results, team mate Jason O’Halloran also had reason to smile  after qualifying on pole with a blistering time of 53.392.

O’Halloran’s pace was  evident early on the unusually cold circuit, however a second lap near miss  with Jamie Stauffer forced the young rider off his line, after which he put his  head down to ride from last place up to an incredible sixth position.

In race two, the  20-year-old Supersport Champion was able to bring his hard work to fruition and  claim a hard earned third place.

Team Manager Paul Free  noted Jason’s form was excellent, particularly considering he struggled with  technical issues that proved challenging.

“Jason was very determined  this weekend and rode extremely well.”

“Both riders had a few  issues to contend with; things didn’t go exactly as planned so it was good to  see them get those points on the board.”

”We are very happy going  into the final round at Eastern Creek with a five point advantage in the  Championship.

The Team will next compete  in the support races of the Phillip Island MotoGP, 3-5 October, followed by the  final Australian Superbike Championships round at Eastern Creek on 17 – 19  October 2008.

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