2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship

Maxima BMW Set for titanic tussle in rural Victoria


Round five of the seven-round Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) gets underway this weekend at the tight and technical country Victorian venue of Winton and a new look Maxima BMW squad are hoping to get back on track in the best way possible with a great points haul.

Glenn Allerton was forced to sit on the sidelines at the previous Morgan Park round due to wrist injuries, but the three-time champ will make his long-awaited return to top flight competition this weekend.

ASBK Winton Test Allerton
Glenn Allerton

At the recent two-day Winton test Allerton focused on getting his #14 BMW S 1000RR and himself ready for battle. He is going in while still a little wounded, and was searching for a suspension set-up that would help ease the load on his troublesome wrist. 

Glenn Allerton

“The physiotherapy after the test has definitely helped with the inflammation in the joint, and apart from the small teething issues we had, the team and I made some big steps forward in terms of suspension. I really feel like the changes we made over the two days benefitted me quite a lot. I’m sure at the end of the three practice sessions come Friday, we will have a good setting heading into Saturday’s qualifying and the races for Sunday.”

ASBK Winton Test Allerton
Glenn Allerton

Aaron Morris heads into his third Australian Superbike Championship start in the premier class with confidence after a solid weekend at Morgan Park Raceway in July and a positive test at Winton two weeks ago.

“Once I got the hang of Winton at the test, I actually started to really enjoy the circuit,” explained Morris. “At first, I didn’t really know what to expect, but in the end, it was a lot of fun aboard the Maxima BMW S 1000RR, it’s quite technical and flowing. The team and I walked away from the test in a positive state of mind. In saying that, we know we still have a little bit of pace to find. I’m not too stressed, as we have three thirty-minute practice sessions on Friday to try a few more things on the bike and get a few more laps around the circuit. I believe we’ll be in for the hunt come qualifying and the races.”

ASBK Winton Test Morris
Aaron Morris

With two Australian Superbike round starts under his belt now, Morris also explained that he now understands more about what he can get out of both himself and the overall bike setup.

ASBK Winton Test Morris
Aaron Morris

“Obviously I knew my fitness had to step up to another level before I went into round four, which I have been working on very hard at late. But the main thing I took from Morgan Park, which I can apply to this weekend, is just understanding what the bike does from the start of the race, compared to the end of the race. I feel a lot more confident about the races from here on in the rest of the season, so I’m expecting to be able to deliver good results for the Next Gen Motorsports team and their sponsors,” concluded the 27-year-old.

ASBK Winton Test Morris
Aaron Morris

Maxima BMW’s Team Manager, Wayne Hepburn is optimistic about this weekend for both Allerton and Morris.

“The test at Winton Motor Raceway proved two things; one, Glenn is getting closer to full fitness every day, which is a credit to him and his hunger to keep fighting on to achieve good results and two; Aaron keeps getting faster and faster every time he gets on the bike,” said Hepburn.

Hepburn also explained that Maxima BMW’s Chief Technical Officer Shane Kinderis is back for this round after returning from race duties overseas.

“While the team generally know which direction to go in regards to machine set-up, it will certainly help that little bit more having Shane back for the round so he can ‘sprinkle that last bit of fairy dust’ over the bikes.”

ASBK Winton Test Allerton Morris
Aaron Morris and Glenn Allerton

2019 Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championships Calendar

  • Round 5: Winton Motor Raceway, VIC – 6-8 September 2019
  • Round 6: Phillip Island GP Circuit, VIC – 4-6 October 2019
  • Round 7: Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW – 1-3 November 2019

Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship Standings

PosNameTotal
1Michael JONES184
2Cru HALLIDAY183
3Bryan STARING176
4Troy HERFOSS169
5Wayne MAXWELL158
6Josh WATERS157
7Matt WALTERS112
8Daniel FALZON109
9Alex PHILLIS93
10Glenn SCOTT90
11Arthur SISSIS88
12Mark CHIODO87
13Aiden WAGNER71
14Damon REES68
15Lachlan EPIS57
16Glenn ALLERTON56
17Ted COLLINS49
18Sloan FROST42
19Max CROKER27
20Brendan McINTYRE26
21Philip CZAJ20
22Brian HOUGHTON17
23David BARKER16
24Aaron MORRIS15
25Evan BYLES13
26Matt TOOLEY7
27Adam SENIOR5
28Paul VAN DER HEIDEN4
29Ryan YANKO3
30Will DAVIDSON2
31Michael EDWARDS2
PosNameTotal
1Tom TOPARIS248
2Nic LIMINTON188
3Broc PEARSON176
4Oliver BAYLISS161
5Reid BATTYE149
6Aidan HAYES124
7Dallas SKEER113
8Callum SPRIGGS89
9Chris QUINN86
10Jack PASSFIELD81
11Ty LYNCH79
12Rhys BELLING70
13Luke MITCHELL65
14Andrew EDSER64
15Avalon BIDDLE63
16John QUINN55
17Zac JOHNSON37
18Scott NICHOLSON31
19Dylan WHITESIDE26
20Samuel LAMBERT22
21Timothy DONNON21
22Corey TURNER16
23Jack HYDE14
24Ben LIEBIG14
25Matt CRANMER13
26Luke SANDERS13
27Bronson PICKETT12
28Daniel LEONARD5
29Oscar DAVISON1
PosNameTotal
1Max STAUFFER232
2Senna AGIUS204
3Harry KHOURI192
4John LYTRAS170
5Seth CRUMP155
6Zac LEVY153
7Hunter FORD146
8Ben BAKER128
9Yannis SHAW127
10Brandon DEMMERY126
11Locky TAYLOR123
12Travis HALL108
13Peter NERLICH83
14Callum O’BRIEN62
15Luke JHONSTON60
16Luke POWER55
17Mitch KUHNE54
18Olly SIMPSON51
19Jacob ROULSTONE49
20Kyle O’CONNELL49
21Zylas BUNTING44
22Tristan ADAMSON40
23Dylan WHITESIDE39
24Harrison VOIGHT32
25Mitchell SIMPSON25
26Laura BROWN21
27Tayla RELPH14
28Ryan SMITH12
29Jesse WOODS8
30Tom NEWTON7
31Josh HALL6
32Bronson PICKETT4
33Grace POUTCH4
34Reece OUGHTRED3
35Jacob HATCH3
36John BLENKIN2
37Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES2
38Keegan PICKERING2
39Jordan SIMPSON1
PosNameTotal
1John LYTRAS124
2Max STAUFFER113
3Hunter FORD110
4Zac LEVY108
5Harry KHOURI86
6Locky TAYLOR86
7Brandon DEMMERY85
8Travis HALL76
9Luke JHONSTON68
10Jacob ROULSTONE49
11Ben BAKER47
12Mitch KUHNE46
13Harrison VOIGHT45
14Tristan ADAMSON44
15Kyle O’CONNELL43
16Ryan SMITH33
17Zylas BUNTING32
18Reece OUGHTRED30
19Keegan PICKERING14
20Josh HALL11
21Zak PETTENDY9
22Bronson PICKETT8
23Stephany KAPILAWI-JAMES6
24Laura BROWN6
25John BLENKIN6
26Cameron AGOSTINI5
27Ryan MOSCARDINI3
28Kristian AGOSTINI2
29Jeremy CZMOK1