Queensland Race Report – 14th-16th June 2013
Scott gains privateer lead after blistering Queensland performance
Team InsureMyRide Racing’s Glenn Scott has claimed the lead in the privateer Championship for the Australian Superbike Championship after another confidence boosting performance in Queensland at the latest round of the series, with a home round coming up, Glenn has some big goals in his sights.
A number of top results across the weekend have been credited to Glenn’s hard work and preparation in the lead up to the event and this showed through in the races across the event.
“Round two of the championship has put a massive smile on my face and given me a huge amount of confidence for the remainder of the championship.
“Our hard work leading up to this round really paid off on Sunday with some fun close racing, we managed to find a good set up on Friday practice with the help of Motologic, this allowed me to really focus on my riding and become one with the bike,” Scott said.
Glenn was able to rise through the field at the start of both races, aswell as to as high as fourth at the start of race two. An exciting duel towards the end of the first race saw Glenn pass Linden Magee on the final corner to take seventh, while a consistent battle with Magee, Jamie Stauffer and Chas Hern in the second race boosted Scott’s confidence saw him rise to fifth before finishing eighth. The results took Glenn to third privateer for the weekend, helping him take the lead in the overall privateer standings.
After a change in the team’s composition since the Symmons Plains event, Team InsureMyRide Racing have now found a hard working group that Glenn believes can bring further success.
“My mechanics, Adam and Dean worked very hard all weekend, the Team InsureMyRide Racing Honda didn’t miss a beat, I really want to thank them and Stephen Mion (Personal trainer) for our success this weekend, it certainly was a team effort.
“There are plenty of positives to take away from this weekend, we are certainly finding our feet as a team in the Australian Superbike paddock and I am excited for the next round of the championship,” Scott added.
With the next round at Sydney Motorsport Park being on home soil for Glenn, he will be out to impress even further, as with his preparation before Queensland Raceway, Scott will be focussed on testing and his own personal preparation in the lead up to the next event.
“I'm more determined than ever to work harder in this month between rounds, we are improving every time we jump on the bike and I can't wait to get to Sydney to prove we can battle the top five factory boys,” Scott concluded.
Round four and five of the Australian Superbike Championship takes place at Sydney Motorsport Park from 1-4 August.