Glenn Allerton, riding the Dynotech Maxima BMW HP4, has completed a clean sweep in Round 1 of the QBE Australian Superbike Championship held at Symmons Plains in Tasmania. The BMW rider was the quickest man in every session over the weekend of April 6-7, taking maximum points from the round and he now leads the championship by 11 points.
In Race 1, Allerton got off to a slow start, but an early race incident saw the ‘red flag’ deployed and the race was subsequently re-started. Allerton made the most of this and dominated the race from start to finish. In Race 2, Allerton and the BMW HP4 continued the domination of the 16-lap race, taking the win and making a statement of intent for the rest of the season.
Allerton was thrilled with the results achieved on the HP4, “I am really happy with this weekend’s racing; it couldn’t have gone much better. This is what we have all been working for. Hopefully we can keep it together and keep building,” he said.
General Manager BMW Motorrad Australia and New Zealand, Tony Sesto, was equally delighted with the results, “Congratulations to Glenn and the Dynotech Maxima BMW Team. The BMW HP4 is a new model and they have worked hard in getting the bike ready for action. The results speak for themselves, so it’s going to be an exciting season of racing,” said Sesto.
Elsewhere, BMW riders have been in action across the globe, with respectable results achieved. In the UK, at the famous Brands Hatch circuit, Buildbase BMW Motorrad racer Jon Kirkham kicked off the 2013 season by equalling the team and BMW’s best ever British Superbike Championship result with a fourth place finish on April 7.
Back in the southern hemisphere but a day earlier, BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s Chris Leeson and Ryan Ottens rode their new BMW HP4 superbikes to second and fourth places overall respectively in the third round of the South African Superbike Championship at Aldo Scribante circuit in Port Elizabeth.