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Jul 31, 2001

Giles Wins At Mallala In Australia

Distilled from a Radar's Team Yamaha press release from last weekend, with much of the sponsor fluff removed:<BR><BR>Newly crowned Australian Superbike Champion Shawn Giles won each of three featured 12-lap races at South Australia's Mallala Raceway during round four of the 2001 Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship, riding a Suzuki.<BR><BR>Yamaha's Jamie Stauffer finished the day with two seconds and a fifth and Yamaha's Craig Coxhell took three thirds. The only drama of the day occurred in race two when it was red flagged after five laps and the race being decided on aggregate after the seven-lap restart.<BR><BR>The trio also took the top placings during qualifying, with Giles on pole ahead of Coxhell, Stauffer and Yamaha's Tony Rees.<BR><BR>"I was a bit annoyed with having run wide a couple of times in the second race, but I suppose that second overall on the day is still a great result," said Stauffer. "I earned a heap of valuable points today and I'm in with a chance of grabbing third overall in the championship. I was happy that I was able to mix it with Shawn (Giles) and Craig (Coxhell) in each of the races. Being my first year, I'm still learning a lot and to be in a position near the front of the field is good for my development."<BR><BR>"Finishing third overall on the day isn't exactly what I wanted this weekend, but at least I still have a good hold of second in the championship," said Coxhell. "I led each of the races at one stage today, but Shawn's experience showed and he was able to get past me. I had a problem with the clutch on the restart of the second race and that cost me a lot of places. Aside from that I was happy with the results today and look forward to the final round at Oran Park."<BR><BR>Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship<BR>Round 4, Mallala Raceway, South Australia, July 28 - 29<BR><BR>Qualifying<BR>Rider Bike Time<BR>1. Shawn Giles, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:08.3196<BR>2. Craig Coxhell, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:08.8171<BR>3. Jamie Stauffer, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:08.9710<BR>4. Tony Rees, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:09.0928<BR>5. Alex Gobert, Honda CBR929RR, 1:09.4005<BR>6. Alistair Maxwell, Suzuki GSX-R1000, 1:09.7475<BR>7. Stephen Tozer, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:09.7602<BR>8 .Steven Fisher, Honda CBR929RR,1:10.1488<BR>9. Chris Ognenis, Yamaha YZF-R1, 1:10.7250<BR>10. David Simpson, Suzuki GSX-R1000,1:10.7781<BR><BR>Lap Record Mat Mladin (Kawasaki) -1:07.7700 on 19/11/1995<BR><BR><BR>Race 1 / 12 Laps<BR>1. Giles, 13:52.7593<BR>2. Stauffer, 13:55.7981<BR>3. Coxhell, 13:58.0499<BR>4. Rees, 13:58.9547<BR>5. Gobert, 14:01.8390<BR>6. Maxwell, 14:05.1551<BR>7. Normoyle, 14:12.4669<BR>8. Ognenis, 14:13.7999<BR>9. Simpson, 14:14.3166<BR>10. Tozer, 14:14.8232<BR>Fastest Lap: Giles, 1:08.4888 on lap 9<BR><BR>Race 2 / 12 Laps<BR>1. Giles, 13:51.9492<BR>2. Rees, 13:58.4940<BR>3. Coxhell, 13:58.7695<BR>4. Gobert, 14:00.9879<BR>5. Stauffer, 14:08.6438<BR>6. Normoyle, 14:14.5401<BR>7. Ognenis, 14:15.9930<BR>8. Fisher, 14:20.2188<BR>9. Tozer, 14:23.5158<BR>10. Maxwell, 14:26.6185<BR>Fastest Lap: Giles, 1:08.0853 on lap 2<BR><BR>Race 3 / 12 Laps<BR>1. Giles, 13:53.7333<BR>2. Stauffer, 13:59.2106<BR>3. Coxhell, 13:59.6091<BR>4. Rees, 14:02.1547<BR>5. Gobert, 14:10.9566<BR>6. Fisher, 14:11.2011<BR>7. Maxwell, 14:16.4766<BR>8. Normoyle, 14:18.5293<BR>9. Tozer, 14:18.6573<BR>10. Simpson, 14:28.6688<BR>Fastest Lap: Giles, 1:08.2907 on lap 4<BR><BR>2001 Shell Advance Australian Superbike Championship (points after 4 0f 5<BR>rounds)<BR>1. Giles, 281<BR>2. Coxhell, 183<BR>3. Rees, 146<BR>4. Stauffer, 129<BR>5. Cudlin, 127<BR>6. Gobert, 98<BR>7. Normoyle, 93<BR>8. Simpson, 85<BR>9. Fisher, 77<BR>10. Maxwell, 49. <BR>