Media Release – 01/04/2013 “Scott set for powerful Superbike opener in Tasmania”
Team InsureMyRide Racing’s Glenn Scott is in final preparations for the opening round of the 2013 Australian Superbike Championships to be held at Tasmania’s Symmons Plains Raceway as a support category to the Tasmania Microsoft Office 365 V8 Supercar round.
Glenn took part in the opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island, where the Australian series acted as a non-points support category. While he is no stranger to the World famous circuit, Scott gained a mountain of experience which will hold him in good stead leading into this weekend.
“The season kicked off really well where we finished a solid fourth position, it was huge eye opener as to how much there was to learn about the 1000cc and how incredibly fast the bike was.
“Team InsureMyRide Racing have been working hard to set ourselves up for the first points round of the season, I am extremely excited to be in the superbike class this year and for the first round to be with the V8 Supercars,” said Scott.
The team took advantage of a test opportunity at Symmons Plains Raceway recently, and for Glenn, it was vital preparation ahead of the first round, crucial for getting points on the board at the start of the season.
“Our test at Symmons Plains went well, I got comfortable on the bike and started to gain confidence to push the Team InsureMyRide Racing bike alot harder, we also found direction not only in set up but through the electronics as well, the whole team are continually learning and it is a positive for us to improve everytime we step on the bike,” Scott added.
Looking ahead to the opening round, Glenn has set himself a number of goals for the year, while the competition will be high he highlights that there will be a number of factors he will be focussing on each time he gets on the bike.
“The superbike class is no easy task, the whole category is fast and it’s important for Team InsureMyRide Racing to take small steps but our goals are to finish far up the field as possible every race, have fun, keep learning and enjoy that 200hp because it’s not every day you get to hang off the side of a superbike doing 300km/h,” an elated Scott stated.
This weekend will also spell not only the first time Glenn has raced on a V8 Supercar schedule, but the first time he has been to a round of the series, something he is equally excited about.
“I’ve been told the atmosphere is electric, it will be amazing to be there especially to have the chance to race at a V8 Supercar round, it will be an excellent chance for my sponsors to get a lot of exposure in front of such a big crowd,” Scott concluded.
Round 1 of the 2013 Australian Superbike Championship takes place at the Tasmania Microsoft Office 365 V8 Supercar round at Symmons Plains, Tasmania from 5-7 April.