Tumut based Superbike rider Brayden Elliott is race fit ahead of this weekend’s second last round of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) at Queensland’s Morgan Park Raceway following a recent two round visit to the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship, with it adding further race craft and experience to Elliott’s maiden season at the top level of road racing in Australia.
In the time between rounds of the ASBK at Barbagallo and Morgan Park, Brayden made a return to the USA to contest the most recent two rounds of the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship with ADR Motorsports, highlighted by competing alongside the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca. The extra racing has brought yet more experience on a Superbike for Brayden as he enters the second half of his first season in the category.
“I am really looking forward to round five of the Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park Raceway. I have been lucky enough to spend some time competing in the USA in the build up to this event, which has provided me with an extra boost of confidence and experience on the Superbike. It has helped me to further develop my race craft at the top level of road racing and I feel with that, I am becoming far more accustomed to racing the Superbike,” Elliott said.
With a complex and tight layout ahead of him this weekend at Morgan Park, Brayden feels his riding style on the Knobby Underwear Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Superbike will be well versed for success at the Warwick circuit, also working to favour the overall setup of the Suzuki.
“The transition into the Superbike category for 2016 has certainly been a huge learning curve and I highly feel the extra bike time gained overseas will benefit my racing back in the Australian Superbike Championship. The Morgan Park Raceway layout definitely suits my style of riding with a tight and technical layout, also benefiting some of the key features on the Suzuki,” Elliott added.
In the lead up to the weekend, Brayden took the chance to join his fellow Superbike competitors at a two day test program at Morgan Park, subsequently working to adapt and improve the setup of the bike before the race weekend with the team now feeling ready to deliver another successful result against some of the best riders in the country.
“I was extremely happy with our efforts during testing in the build up to this weekend’s event, instantly feeling comfortable on the Knobby Underwear Suzuki GSX-R 1000. It’s great that I can continue to build on my confidence at Morgan Park after success at this track during last year’s Championship. I am really looking forward to working with the team to give our best efforts every time on track,” Elliott concluded
Brayden will be on track for three practice sessions on Friday, two qualifying sessions on Saturday and two 19 lap races on Sunday.
Round five of the 2016 Australian Superbike Championship takes place at Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick, Queensland from 5-7 August.