It’s the halfway point of the Australasian Superbike Championship, Wayne heads to Queensland Raceway with all the racing action starting on Saturday 15th August. Live streaming is available on Sunday via www.waynemaxwell.com.au.
After the successful Queensland Raceway testing late last month, Wayne heads to this round with intensions of closing the championship lead. Wayne currently sits second in both championships just 8 points off the lead in both.
Friday Practice and Qualifying commenced in perfect weather conditions that saw five riders eclipse the previous lap record of 1:09.067 including Wayne.
After some minor bike adjustments in practice we had a good consistent pace, leading two of the four practice sessions was encouraging in preparation for the 16 minute qualifying.
In qualifying the pace was fast as everyone tries to put down a quick lap early to conserve the tyre use, qualifying tyres are allowed to be used in any race over the weekend so it’s important that we don’t put many laps on them. Wayne completed qualifying in 4th position on the front row putting in the least amount of laps than any other rider and was only .300 off pole position.
Wayne said: “I have a good bike and pace for the 2 x 16 lap race conditions. My tyre grip was really good after five laps which puts me in good stead for the races. It’s going to be important to get a good start with the top eight less than a second apart, we have made a few changes that will hopefully see me get out of the blocks a lot better than the previous round.”
You can watch all the live timing of today’s event via www.computime.com.au or watch the live streaming on Sunday via www.waynemaxwell.com.au.
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2014 Australasian Superbike Champion & AFX-Superbike Champion, 2013 Australian Superbike Champion