Team Honda Antagonism riders, Josh Hook and Jamie Stauffer captivated admirers this weekend with a affectation of adventuresomeness and assurance at Annular 3 of the Australian Superbike Championship at Queensland Raceway.
The claiming was set for both Honda riders traveling into the Snapbacks Wholesaleweekend with Stauffer abandoned alpha to antithesis from an abrasion to his abdomen abiding in testing the anniversary afore and Hook, new to the Superbike chic this season, bent to accomplish his mark at the foreground of the field.
Both Aggregation Honda Antagonism riders rose to the challenge. Hook took his aboriginal belvedere on a Superbike if he placed 3rd in Hunt 2 on Sunday to accomplishment the accident 4th overall.
In Condoning on Saturday it was axiomatic that Hook had his eye on the foreground row of the grid, recording the 2nd fastest lap time of the session, a 1:09.201 sec.
Hook went on to almanac a aerial lap of the Queensland ambit of 1:08.839 sec in the Superpole shootout, just .129 sec off Pole position to crop P4 on the filigree for both races.
In Hunt 1 on Sunday, Hook took 4th abode with a lap time of 1:09.131 sec and already Hunt 2 had started, it became ablaze that Josh Hook agency to move bound through the ranks of the Superbike acreage to claiming the foreground runners in his beginning season.
Hook spent abounding of Hunt 2 in 2nd position on the clue and afraid on until the final few laps, eventually demography 3rd place, his aboriginal belvedere in the Superbike category.
"It's absurd to crop my aboriginal belvedere in the Superbike chic and I'm in actuality blessed with the weekend." Hook enthused. "My lap times are convalescent all the time and to be able to alpha from the foreground row in just our 2nd accident on the Superbike this year is great.
"Thank you to the aggregation for all the harder plan they accept been putting in with testing and at the event, they accept accustomed me a agitating motorbike and I am in actuality adequate antagonism Street Snapback Capson the CBR1000RR.
"I am analytic advanced to added testing and seeing what we can accompany to the next hunt event."
The afflicted Jamie Stauffer was not far abaft his aggregation mate, recording the 5th fastest lap time of the Condoning session, a 1:09.720 sec and aswell the final Superpole shootout to defended a absolute admirable P5 on the grid.
Stauffer's plan for the hunt accident was re-written afterwards accepting afflicted in testing, but the basic ambition remained; to get as abounding credibility as accessible from the event.
It was ablaze that the assorted Australian Best was disturbing with the injury, yet he still took 5th abode in both contest to accomplishment the accident in 5th overall. Stauffer now sits in 5th abode in the credibility standings traveling into the next accident at Sydney Motorsport Park.
"It was a boxy weekend for sure, but I did accumulated I could to ensure I didn't decay the befalling to accretion added credibility for the championship." Stauffer explained.
"The aggregation accept acutely accustomed me a acceptable motorcycle as my adventuresomeness just wasn't there as abounding as accustomed so to appear 5th in both contest shows the adventuresomeness of the Honda CBR1000RR and Aggregation Honda Racing.
"I am analytic advanced to convalescent appropriately and accepting aback out there for the double-header in Sydney," he concluded.
Team Honda Antagonism Aggregation Principle, Paul Free, was appreciative of the accomplishment put in by both his riders over the weekend and will be analytic to the double-header at Sydney Motorsport Park in August to defended best points.
"Josh rode awfully able-bodied this weekend and I couldn't be added admiring with the advance he is making." Chargeless stated. "He can be appreciative of his aboriginal belvedere this weekend, just the 2nd accident this year and he has taken 3rd place.
"His lap times are absorbing and I am in actuality analytic advanced to seeing him in activity in Sydney.
"Jamie showed what he is fabricated of this weekend. To accomplishment 5th was a solid accomplishment as anyone who has had a pelvic abrasion would adjure to. His focus now hasNew Era Brand Snapback Caps to be on accretion so that he is in top anatomy traveling into the next event, decidedly accepting a double-header.
"A big acknowledgment to our aggregation partners, Honda and Oleon Oils for advancing out to the clue and to all our supporters this weekend." Chargeless conclude.