The Swann Insurance Australasian Super Bike Championship (ASC) is about
to click back into gear when the show heads to Mallala Motorsport Park
for round two of the talent packed series on 16 – 18 May 2014.
With round one of the championship already turning heads within the
Australian road-racing scene, the series will again fire up with the
second round in South Australia set to get chins wagging.
For years Mallala Motorsport Park has been known as a track favourite
amongst the road-racing industry, and after five long years away from
the circuit the racers and teams could not be happier to be back.
Team Honda Racing rider Jamie Stauffer, who took round one honors in
style at Wakefield Park, spoke openly about his excitement in heading
back to Mallala in May.
“I obviously haven’t raced there since 2009, but I used to get some
fairly good results there so I’m keen to get back and have another ride
on the track,” he said.
“I’m not sure how much the track has changed since last time we were
there, but it will be good to get back over there and check it all out
“Mallala is a nice technical track, and it’s fairly challenging.
There’s a lot of tight corners, and off camber corners so it’s a bit of
fun for everyone.
“Over the years I think I have learnt to adapt to most of the
racetracks. I have always gone fairly well at Mallala so I’m hoping we
can do the same at round two.”
For round one winner Stauffer, the opportunity to head back to Mallala
could not come at a more fitting time, and feels that with some extra
testing this week, that the South Australian round will be nothing short
“The team and I are doing some testing this week. The first round at
Wakefield we hadn’t had a lot of time on the bikes or tyres, so we have
had a good chat about all of the stuff we are going to try and where we
need to improve,” he said.
“We’re definitely going to try and use that extra testing as an advantage at this next round, so fingers crossed it pays off.
“I don’t feel any more pressure than usual. Whether you’re in the lead
or not, it’s still early in the season so anything can happen. We just
need to be consistent and get as many points on the board as we can.
“There were a lot of riders going quick at Wakefield, all the guys on
Hondas seem to be going good at the moment. Hooky (Josh Hook) will be
back at this round so he should do pretty well and provide some good
competition so we are all looking forward to it.”
The Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship will resume for round two at Mallala Motorsport Park from May 16 - 18.
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