Elliott to maintain Championship push in Queensland
Tumut’s Brayden Elliott will be out to continue his strong season in the Supersport Championship as part of the Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship this weekend at Queensland Raceway with Brayden set to be supported by two-wheeled legend, Shawn Giles.
Despite having completed very few laps around the 3km Queensland circuit, Brayden remains upbeat about his chances in the competitive Supersport field. A large array of local Queensland riders will make up the field around him although Elliott is confident he will be able to adapt himself to the track early in the weekend.
“I’m definitely looking forward to the third round of the Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship at Queensland Raceway. I have only ridden minimal laps around the circuit, although with all preparations going to plan I’m am looking forward to taking on the challenge of the track. The racing will be hard and fast as always in the huge Supersport field with a lot of local Queensland riders making up the grid I’m sure they will be fast at theirhome track,” Elliott said.
Brayden has enlisted the support of one of Australia’s best Superbike riders, Shawn Giles who will be trackside to coach and mentor Brayden throughout the weekend. Using his extensive knowledge of the Queensland track, Brayden insists that Giles will be of great help in mastering what is effectively known by many as ‘the paperclip’ circuit.
“I’m really looking forward to having the coaching support of Australian Superbike legend Shawn Giles who will be coming as part of the Elliott Racing Team. Shawn’s track knowledge and racing experience will definitely be valuable in helping me progress in the Supersport field and firming up my lead in the D Grade Championship,” Elliott added.
With a heavy focus upon setup and development of his bikes since the last round at Mallala, Brayden is now turning his attention toward the weekend results and also banking a large amount of series points to keep in the hunt for the C & D Grade overall Championship while also hoping to progress further into the overall top ten.
“I’m extremely confident that my Hankook Tyres Suzuki GSX-R 600 will perform around the demanding Queensland Raceway circuit. With recent adjustments made in preparation for the meeting I am looking forward to getting the bikes out on track. Being the halfway point in the Championship it will be very important to stay consistent and gain valuable points being a high contender for the C and D grade Championship and also to stay within the overall top ten,” Elliott concluded.
Brayden will have practice and qualifying on Friday before completing six races across Saturday and Sunday.
Round three of the 2014 Swann Insurance Australasian Superbike Championship will take place at Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland from June 27-29.