With only seven days to go until the official Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) pre-season test, at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 29-30 January, Maxima BMW can officially announce their plans for the upcoming seven round ASBK championship.
The 2020 season will be the teams eleventh season competing in the ASBK premier Superbike category, making the Next Gen Motorsports team the longest continuous running team in the Championship. The curtain raiser round at Phillip Island will mark the 62nd round start in the Superbike class.
Three times Australian Superbike champion Glenn Allerton will be the sole rider for the Victorian based team and 2020 will be his seventh-year racing with the Victorian based team.
“I’m super excited to be able to line up again with the Maxima BMW crew and go racing again for another season,” said Allerton.
The New South Welshman is excited about the prospects of spearheading an assault on the 2020 BMW S 1000RR machine.
“With more time spent on the new S 1000RR and fine-tuning things in the off-season, we have got the bike to a point where we are happy with it and believe it will be very close to our competitors when we go racing for this season. I can’t wait to see what we can do this year,” explained Allerton.
Maxima BMW’s Team Manager, Wayne Hepburn is optimistic about the 2020 season and the challenges that once again lie ahead.
Just like Allerton, Hepburn is also more than excited to see how the 2020 BMW S 1000RR gets on throughout the season.
“I speak on behalf of the team and we are all very excited for the new season and to see how this project goes. I believe with Shane leading the development, our capable team along with the support from BMW Motorrad, and in the capable hands of Glenn, the new bike will be a winner in no time. I have to thank all of our team sponsors for sticking by us once again for 2020. It’s time now to get the results they all deserve,” said Hepburn.
“Obviously the last few years have been a roller coaster ride, for both the team and Glenn. Over the off-season we have identified where we were strong and where we weren’t, we have addressed these issues for the new year,” finished Hepburn.
The opening round of the 2020 ASBK season takes place from 27 February-1 March at Phillip Island, which will be running in conjunction with round one of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).
2020 Australian Superbike Championship calendar:
Round 1: 27 February-1 March – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria
Round 2: 27-29 March – Wakefield Park Raceway, New South Wales
Round 3: 7-10 May – The Bend Motorsport Park, South Australia
Round 4: 15-17 May – Barbagallo Raceway, Western Australia (Superbike class only)
Round 5: 7-9 August – Morgan Park Raceway, Queensland
Round 6: 11-13 September – Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria
Round 7: 2-4 October – Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria