Ahead of the opening round of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), we sat down with Maxima BMW’s Glenn Allerton to find out a little bit more about him. Besides his three Australian Superbike Championships, there is a lot more to the man that you might not know… Here are some of the questions and answers you may want to know.
Position finished in ASBK 2019: 13th
Racing achievement you are most proud of: Won the Australian Superbike Championship three times
International race meetings competed in: World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) and FIM World Endurance Championship (EWC)
Where do you live? Camden, New South Wales
Day Job: Running my own company – GASD (Glenn Allerton Suspension Developments)
Goals for 2020: To win the Australian Superbike Championship for the fourth time
Home Track: Sydney Motorsport Park (SMSP)
Strengths while on track: Braking & Acceleration
Favourite track and why? Phillip Island. It’s so fast and following, which lends itself to great racing
Favourite sport besides motorcycle racing? MTB riding & jet skiing
What can’t you live without? Chocolate
Favourite holiday destination? Darwin. The city is amazing and its just a relaxed life style.
Favourite movie? Days of Thunder for sure. One of the best movies ever made I believe.
Favourite food? spaghetti carbonara.
If you could be any superhero for one day, who would you be? Superman, so I could fly around the world in one go.
What is your favourite type of music/band or artist? Linkin Park. Simply the best!
Who is your racing hero? Mick Doohan! When I was a kid, I would sit up late at night with Dad and watch the 500’s, as it was known back then. Mick was just really tough and someone I inspired to be like.
Who would you choose as a teammate? If I could choose a teammate, it would be Valentino Rossi, as that would mean I would be racing in MotoGP, which has been my dream since I was young.
Biggest rival in pit lane is? It would be Wayne Maxwell because I know how much effort he puts into his racing. I feel like I put in just as much, if not a little bit more in. I know every time I go out on track; he will give you a tough battle.
Why did you pick #14 as your race number? That’s a funny one. My favourite number is actually number five. It was a particular year I was unable to have number five, so one and four is five, so I adopted fourteen. Since then it has stuck ever since.
If you were not racing, what would you be doing? If I wasn’t racing, I would be an aircraft technician, as planes really interest me.