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Maxwell holds tight to seccond spot after ASBK Round Five

26 August 2010 - Demolition Plus GAS Honda’s Wayne Maxwell retained his second place overall in the Australian Superbike Championships after a tough, but fruitful weekend of racing held at Queensland Raceway in Ipswich.

Although the weekend proved to be inconsistent, according to the 27 year old rider, the team showed incredible speed early on in proceedings including clocking the fastest time in practice in the wet, as well as qualifying with a time of 1.10.5.

“I managed a really good Superpole time of 1.10.4 on a Dunlop 200 rear soft tyre,” Wayne explained.

“Unfortunately a problem with the rear tyre made things hard in race one, but I managed to bring it home in 4th place.”

In race two, Maxwell picked up the pace by around three seconds, managing to push eventual round winner Bryan Staring (Cougar Bourbon Honda) the entire way to the chequered flag.

“Now we will need to test the 200 medium tyre at Phillip Island which is compulsory for the next round as far as I understand,” Wayne noted.

Maxwell is still well in contention for the title on 147.5 points to Staring’s 166. Fellow Honda rider and 2008 Superbike Champion Glenn Allerton currently sits in third on 115 points.

“The event itself was fantastic with a huge crowd watching and flowing through the pits which we really appreciated,” Team Manager Geoff Winzer said.

“We believe Wayne and the team can fight for the Championship and win the Title, and will certainly be giving it everything we have!”

The Team will next compete at Phillip Island’s Round 6, September 10-12, 2010.

For more information, go to: www.asbk.com.au.