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Teknic Honda Storm Phillip Island

7 October 2008 - The Teknic Honda Team celebrated their most successful weekend of the year after storming home at Phillip Island’s Australian Superbike and Supersport support races of the MotoGP.

Riders Glenn Allerton and Jason O’Halloran took the top two premier class positions on the podium respectively, aboard their 2008 CBR1000RR’s .

The intra-team battle for Superbike glory was fierce between 27 year old Allerton and 20 year old O’Halloran who started from the first two positions on the grid after only one qualifying session.

O’Halloran, in fact, put in a stunning last lap in qualifying to pip his team mate on the last lap with a time of 1:34.295.

Glenn ultimately finished ahead of his team mate for the round with three out of four race wins , after riding with complete confidence. However O’Halloran certainly made up for any lack of first place finishes by putting in spectacular rides after less than ideal starts.

The results all bode well for the final round of the Australian Championships at Eastern Creek in two weeks time which Allerton currently leads.

“I’m excited for the whole Honda Team to have had such a dominant weekend here at the Island this weekend,” Allerton said.

“We came here off a good test session a week ago and found something in the rear shock that makes the rear Dunlop tyre work really well; it clearly paid off on the track.”

“Race one was wet and I battled with Scott Charlton, pulling ahead in the last lap. In the second and third races, it was dry, and Jas and I battled the whole time. It was good fun, and we each won one.”

“In the last race, the track conditions were good after MotoGP warm up and I had great grip so it was awesome to take another win in front of the huge crowd.”

Allerton is now focused on winning his first Championship title at Eastern Creek where he sits just five points in front of Jamie Stauffer.

“I needed this weekend to see where we stand before the final Aussie round. It was good to see how the CBR1000RR handles in wet as well as dry conditions and now we know we’ve got great settings regardless. It puts us in good stead.”

Fresh off the plane from competing in the last three rounds of the British Superbikes riding for the STM team aboard a Honda, O’Halloran finished second overall and impressed with a 3-2-1-2 race result.

“I didn’t get to participate in the team’s testing session recently because I was overseas, so I was a bit behind the eight ball,” O’Halloran said. “Still it was a pretty good weekend for me overall.”

“The practice and qualifying sessions went alright, but there were a lot of bikes out there and not much time.”

“I got a very slow start in the first race and had to make my way up from 13th, so I was pretty happy to finish in third place in that one.”

“I just missed out on the win from Glenn in the second race, but got him the next time around. I’m sure those races were something to see!”

Jason is currently heading back to Europe for more racing before returning to Australia for the final domestic round where he will aim to improve upon his current fourth place, just behind Daniel Stauffer.

“It’s been a busy time, but I’m really enjoying the international experience,” he noted.

Team Manager Paul Free said, “The results on the weekend are what the whole Teknic Honda Team have been working towards all year.”

“These are the type of results we can achieve when the team works together. It was an awesome display of complete dominance from our Teknic Honda riders.”

The Teknic Honda Superbike riders can next be seen at the final round of the Australian Superbike Championships on October 17-19, 2008 at Eastern Creek.