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Race report from the first round of the ASBK at PhillipIsland
« Reply #1 on: 05 Mar 2010, 12:48 PM »
Hi guys,
just a quick update from our first round at Phillip island. Jmaie and myself had good weekend's. this was my debut weekend on a superbike and things went pretty well and the team are pretty happy with us both thus far!

read below for the race report.

Peace
Jordan

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Round 1 of the 2010 Australian Superbike Championship is now complete and the Ducati Motologic Race Team departs the World Superbike event at Phillip Island in high spirits after finishing 3rd overall for the round.

Although the heavens threatened to open the track remained dry for both the Australian Superbike races today.

After qualifying 4th and 10th on the grid for Saturday, Jamie Stauffer and Jordan Burgess were eager to take to the track today to place their Ducati 1198Rs under race conditions and learn more about their capabilities.

Race 1 for the season was not short on excitement with Jamie Stauffer taking the Ducati 1198R to the front of the field early in the race.  The #27 lead the field for the first 5 laps only to be passed by Wayne Maxwell as he encountered an issue with the rear tyre which saw Stauffer drop back through the race to hang on to 4th place.

In a fantastic first race on the Ducati for the two-time Australian Superbike Champion, Stauffer recorded the fastest lap with a 1:34.266 sec on lap 3.

Jordan Burgess began his maiden Superbike year extremely well, taking 10th place in the first race of the year.  A top 10 result for Burgess is very encouraging at this initial stage of the championship.

The second race of the day was reduced to 10 laps due to timing constraints and saw a fierce battle for the podium between the Ducati of Stauffer and the Hondas of Maxwell and Staring after Stauffer got a less than ideal race start to weave his way from 5th place off the start to finish in 2nd place behind Maxwell.

Jamie Stauffer:  ?Today was very important for us to see where we were at in full race condition. In race one we were very fast and got into the lead early on and I was setting a quick pace, After 4 laps I slowed down to try not to over heat my rear tyre and was sitting in 3rd position. With 5 laps to go I had tyre issues and had to manage it as best as I could and ended the race in 4th position.

Race two I didn?t get the start I wanted and had a busy time in the race to get to the front guys, once I was with the leaders I sat behind them in 3rd trying to keep my tyre in good condition for the end of the race. On the last lap I passed Bryan Staring on the entry of southern loop but couldn?t quite chase Wayne down before the finish of the race. Over all we had a great weekend on the Ducati 1198R and I?m looking forward to developing the bike more and going to the next round in the Northern Territory.

Jordan Burgess completed his first Superbike event on an impressive note, moving up 2 places from his first race to finish 8th in race 2.  With an overall round placing of 9th Burgess is pleased with his season?s beginning.

#33 Jordan Burgess:  ?I?m pleased with my overall result for the weekend and very happy for the team overall. As this is my rookie season in SBK and first season as a factory rider, everything is new and I am having a load of fun so far on the 1198R!

This was the first time all of us have worked together and everything ran very smoothly and professionally. I must say I am humbled at the welcoming we have received by the Ducati Family and I am becoming very passionate about the brand and look forward to a great year ahead with Ducati Motologic Racing?

The first round is over and the team are fast gaining momentum, Ducati Motologic owner and manager Paul Free knows that the hard work put in by the team to get to the World Superbike Event this weekend has paid off.

Paul Free:  ?This weekend was extremely inspirational, we have put this team package together in an extremely short period of time, and this weekend was actually the first time that a number of our staff has come together. I am so happy to see the team get a result; it is confidence building for everyone involved. Before this event no one in the ASBK really knew what the 1198R was capable of in race conditions under our Australian regulations.  The Ducati 1198R is an awesome motorcycle and responds so well to small changes, it is a dream to work with; additionally we made some fantastic friends this weekend within the Ducati family and are looking forward to working with them and sharing information in the years to come. ?

Overall, the first official outing for the new Ducati Motologic Race Team which is the Ducati brand?s first Australian Superbike Championship race for 10 years was a terrific success and the team are eager to develop the 1198R further in the coming weeks in readiness for round 2 in Darwin to be held at Hidden Valley Raceway April 8th-11th.
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