Media Release: Thursday, 10th May, 2018
Glenn Scott Returns to Australian Superbike Racing with Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
Home-grown motorcycle racer, Glenn Scott will enter the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) from round four with the backing of Kawasaki Motors Australia.
The 26 year old from the Central Coast in NSW, has returned from an international racing campaign and he will be representing himself in Australia under the GSR Kawasaki team. Competing in the Superbike class aboard his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, Glenn aims to settle into the field for the remainder of 2018 and then lead a full throttle charge into a complete season of racing the following year.
“Racing in Australia is where it began for me. I had some of my best results in the years I was racing in the ASBK with my own team. Therefore I have begun to build my own race team up again and by partnering with Kawasaki, we hope to be in the mix with the top five riders,”
“The ASBK has built up to a fantastic championship with substantial numbers and why not be a part of it?”
“I like to support Australian racing and support the series here so it’s good to be home and riding in a competitive championship. The ASBK is forming into a championship where riders no longer need to search overseas because the competitiveness is here at home,”
After racing in the 2017 World Superstock 1000cc championship and having missed the first portion of the 2018 ASBK championship due to a medical procedure, Glenn is now ready to take on the Superbike class with his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
‘’From racing in Europe for a few years, I’ve gathered plenty of knowledge and I’ll be able to take the path of least resistance along with having my very knowledgeable crew chief Al Samuels in my corner.’’
“The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R is a fantastic machine and I think it can definitely run at the front of the field of the ASBK championship. The biggest challenge will be sliding back into both the Manager and Racing role at the same time. Having the luxury of racing overseas means that you have a big team around you. In this case I see it as a massive benefit because I am able to build the right team and get the people around me that I want.”
“On the managing side of things, my brother, Greg Scott is helping with securing sponsorship and he has been my biggest supporter since I began racing so it’s good to have him in my corner again”.
GSR Kawasaki will consist of Glenn Scott as the Team Manager and rider, Al Samuels as acting Crew Chief, Adam Raffe will be Glenn’s team Technician on race day and Glenn’s partner, Tamara Sexty will coordinate the team’s PR and Communications activity.
Kawasaki Motors Australia Marketing Coordinator (PR, Media and Race Support), Milo Dokmanovic said, “We are pleased to be supporting Glenn Scott in his return to Australian motorcycle racing this year, which will add yet another layer to our supported rider program in the ASBK. Glenn’s background combined with the formidable Ninja ZX-10R, will provide a solid launching pad and we are excited to see him make an impact!”
“I’m extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to go racing in Australia again, with the support of Kawasaki Motors Australia and Easy Mix Concreting. We have worked very hard to build up to this position and I’m excited to see what we can do to become not only a professional team this year, but championship contenders moving forward,”
“Every racer strives for the top step of the podium and that’s what we will do, however, we are realistic coming into the season half way, as we do have alot to learn as a team. I am confident that the GSR Kawasaki team will build and grow as the season progresses.”
Glenn Scott will make his way to round 4 of the 2018 ASBK, taking place on 28th June at Hidden Valley Raceway in the Northern Territory.
For more information on the 2018 ASBK championship, visit the website here - https://www.asbk.com.au/.