-- Young Gun Ben Nicholson joins Hepburn Motorsports for the 2013
Australian Superbike Series
It is with much pleasure that we announce the addition of Ben Nicholson who will be joining the rider line up for Hepburn Motorsport in 2013 in the Prostock category. Ben has had an impressive record over the past year with a 5th in the ASBK Prostock Championship, 1st in the Supermotard Championship and Victoria State Title to his name in 2012. Hepburn Motorsport are very excited about having Ben on board.
Ben’s natural talent was obvious when he tested with the team a few months ago. Coupled with some extra horse power from the BMW s1000rr we believe that this will propel Ben in the top spot in the ASBK Prostock Championship for 2013.
Wayne Hepburn Team Principle “We are very excited to have secured the services of Ben Nicolson to Battle on the Dynotech Maxima BMW for the Australian Prostock Title. We have watched Ben for a lot of 2012 and we believe that Ben has the skills and discipline required to take out in his class. Ben has already jelled with the team and Glenn Allerton is looking forward to mentoring Ben. Ben has shown interest in competing OS and we believe our job is to help him win the title here in 2013 and develop him enough so he can be ready to compete when he steps to Superbikes and be allot more prepared for oversea. Ben is supporting his ride so if anyone is wanting to help him financially, our team would be happy to assist them in making that happen”
Ben Nicholson Prostock Rider; “I am really excited about the opportunity that Wayne, Nathan and Shane from Hepburn Motorsports have offered me in joining the team in 2013. I am looking forward to taking the next step in my career and I think that this is the opportunity that I have been looking for. I tested with the team a few months ago and the team are a great bunch of guys that are very passionate about motorcycle racing. I am very confident if things go my way that I can finish the year in top spot in Prostock on the very fast BMW S1000RR.”
-- Hepburn Motorsports confirm Pirelli collaboration in 2013
Hepburn Motorsports is very proud to announce the new partnership with Pirelli for the 2013 ASBK season. This has been sometime in the making and we are all very excited about the new partnership. Hepburn Motorsports and Pirelli have been testing over the past couple of months with great results. The team competed in the FX Superbike series in October 2012 and managed the perfect record on the Pirelli tyres with 10 wins from 10 races. Hepburn Motorsports is looking forward to working with Pirelli in the 2013 Australian Superbike Series with exciting results ahead.
Wayne Hepburn Team Principle “It was such a good feeling to know that the hard work our team has been putting in has been noticed. To be approached and considered for a partnership to compete on Pirelli Tyres in the 2013 ASBK Championship was a huge compliment . We have tested on the current spec range and have been blown away by the performance and durability that these tyres have to offer. Pirelli’s depth of knowledge regarding their product will be a huge advantage in the various conditions enabling Hepburn Motorsports to experience vastly improved results. It is refreshing to
be partnered with such a professional organization that is honestly interested in the future of Road Racing in Australia. Hepburn Motorsport is proud to be associated with Pirelli and would be happy to share our findings with anyone who is considering riding with the Pirelli tyre in 2013. Feel free to contact us through our website with any questions as we will be more then happy to assist with your enquiries”
Shane Kinderis Crew Chief “We at Dynotech BMW are really excited to be using Pirelli tyres for the 2013 ASBK series. In our brief trial of the current selection of tyres we have been literally blown away with their performance and durability . The prospect of the new generation 17 inch WSBK tyres will no doubt push the limits of many lap records around the country. Couple these tyres with the latest generation BMW HP4 and we will have a combination of performance and technology yet to be seen in our domestic series. I'm glad that Pirelli and Link International have chosen Hepburn Motorsports to spearhead their development and I look forward to working with such a professional organization.“
"Don Nicholas National Manager Pirelli Moto at Link International "Link International and Pirelli Motorcycle tyres are very pleased to partner with the Dynotech BMW Team in the ASBK in 2013. Wayne Hepburn's Dynotech BMW Team is a passionate, privately run team, who have gelled well with Pirelli in initial testing of the current Diablo Superbike range and shown some very encouraging results to date. Pirelli has chosen Australia and the ASBK Championship for the domestic championship debut of the new 2013 Diablo Superbike range, and with the FIM World Superbike Championships move to 17" tyres from 2013 onwards, we look forward to this ongoing development benefiting riders who choose to race on Pirelli tyres in Australia.
We welcome lead rider Glenn Allerton back to the Pirelli racing family, and look forward to working closely with the Dynotech BMW Team as they strive for success in the QBE 2013 Australian Superbike Championships on Pirelli Diablo Superbike tyres"
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